How to Help Local Booksellers, Authors, and the Readers You Love (Read It Forward)
The Things I’ve Found in Donated Books (Read It Forward)
Letter of Recommendation: Collecting One Book (New York Times Magazine, September 1, 2019)
My Life in Bookstores (Read It Forward)
The Road Trip That Changed My Life (Redbook, July/August 2018)
My Life in Libraries (Read It Forward)
Recreating the Banana Breakfast from ‘Gravity’s Rainbow’ Is a Terrible Idea (Extra Crispy)
How Cleaning Up Pigeon Sh*t Helped Me Get Over Myself (Refinery29)
In Praise of Corporate Breakfasts (Extra Crispy)
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The Trip and the Tribe That Changed My Life (
Night Owl: On Keeping a Teenager’s Schedule in This Grown-Up Life (
The End of Small Talk: I Called My Mother Every Day for 30 Days (
Don’t Forget to Call Your Mother… Every Day? (
The Beast with the Least: Taking Our Manx Home (


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Booze Traveling with Gin: How and Where to Try It Around the World (
Cideries Perfect for the Booze Traveler (
Autumn Cocktails Jack Maxwell Might Sip (
Snow & Steam—A Couple’s Tour of Iceland (
A Perfect Waterfront Weekend in Norfolk, VA (


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Shopping at Lush Is Like Hanging Out With My Weird Family (Racked)
This $30 Tote Bag Can Fit Everything (Racked)
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Dream Scenarios (Martha Stewart Living, January/February 2021)
Bounce Back Better (Martha Stewart Living, January/February 2020)
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What Runners Eat for Breakfast for Good Luck (Extra Crispy)
The Parenting Choice My Doctors Won’t Let Me Make (Redbook, September 2016)
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10 Intimate Glimpses of the Natural World (Read It Forward)
Books That Explore Loneliness and Solitude (Read It Forward)
22 Must-Read Memoirs of 2020 (Read It Forward)
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The Very Best Books About Beasts (Read It Forward)
8 Books About Cats (Read It Forward)
Gifts for Book Lovers from Indie Bookstores (Read It Forward)
Literary Cocktails to Pair with Classic Reads (Read It Forward)
Heart-Pounding Thrillers from Around the World (Read It Forward)
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I Read the News Today, Oh Boy: A Day in the Life of Photography (Torrance Art Museum)

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