Dear Wendy
Dear Wendy

Book Club!

Happy June! Memorial Day is behind us and it's officially the season for beach reading (beach optional, but some sort of water and swimsuit and cold beverage is a must). I'm in the market for some easy reading, so I scoured a bunch of summer reading lists where each of these five new books made… Read More


I finished the beautiful and moving When Breath Becomes Air on the subway yesterday on my way to an endocrinologist appointment. I could have finished it in a day or two, but I stretched it over five days, which meant I arrived at my doctor's office, after finishing the epilogue, in tears. The book is… Read More

What are you reading these days? I just started reading The Odd Woman and the City: A Memoir, the newest book by Vivian Gornick, a memoirist I love who wrote one of my favorite books, Approaching Eye Level. She also wrote the acclaimed Fierce Attachments, her most popular work to date. All of her books… Read More

After reading and loving The Distance Between Us last month, I was eager for another, similar story for my next read. I'm partial to memoirs, and, in addition to The Distance Between Us, I also adored The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls, which I read years ago on my honeymoon. Both memoirs are stories of… Read More

I didn't make any New Year's resolutions this year (although I have a sort of belated one I thought of last week after seeing Louis C.K. to do to at least one cultural activity — see standup, a play, a band, etc. — every month), but I instead made a few "goals," which are almost… Read More