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PERSONAL ESSAYS

We're All Second-Guessing Ourselves Now

The Atlantic "Family" section

8.2021

 

This is What Life Looks Like After Vaccination

The Atlantic "Ideas" column

3.2021

 

I Felt Fine, But Tested Positive for the Coronavirus

NPR "Shots" blog

12.2020

 

Why Weren't We Ready for This Virus?

National Geographic

7.2020

 

I Miss My Grandchildren

The Atlantic "Ideas" column

5.2020

 

The Ecstasy and the Agony of Being a Grandmother

The New York Times

12.2018

 

Guess I'll Go Eat Worms

Archipelago

4.2011

 

My Bonsai Breasts

NYCityWoman

8.2011

 

The Fat Fight

O Magazine

12.2009

 

Choosing Not to Choose

The New York Times, "New Old Age" blog

4.2009

 

Something's Off

The New York Times Magazine, "Lives" column

10.2004