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I grouse about the pieties of “buy handmade” in the New York Times

I look at how “buy handmade” has become part of feel-good neoliberal “vote with your wallet” ideology in the New York Times’ Sunday Opinion section. With very cool illustration from . . . → Read More: I grouse about the pieties of “buy handmade” in the New York Times

The Zombie King

My longform story about William Seabrook, the man who introduced zombies to America, is up now at the Atavist. Includes: cannibalism, B&D, a surprise visit to Gertrude Stein, the Battle of Verdun, the history of AA, Aldous Huxley, monkey ownership, and . . . → Read More: The Zombie King

Lonely Planet Hong Kong

The new Lonely Planet Hong Kong book I co-authored with Piera Chen is out now. Dim sum! Snake soup! Giant Buddhas! 21-story shopping malls! A nightly . . . → Read More: Lonely Planet Hong Kong

You Only Live Once

I have several essays in this lovely new book about life’s most memorable travel experiences. One even features a watercolor illustration of my beloved cowboy boots (Boot Barn, Nashville, 2007)!

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In which I talk Homeward Bound on the Colbert Report

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Press and reviews for Homeward Bound

Early reviews of “Homeward Bound:”

“3.5 out of 4 stars” – People Magazine

“The brilliance of Emily Matchar’s new book is that it exhaustively describes what disillusioned workers are opting into: a slower, more sustainable, and more self-sufficient lifestyle that’s focused on the home. Matchar synthesizes dozens of trend . . . → Read More: Press and reviews for Homeward Bound

Exciting news! Pre-order “Homeward Bound” by May 7, we donate $1 to help families.

Hi guys. I’ve got big news, and a very special request:

If you’re thinking about buying a copy of Homeward Bound, I would love it if you could pre-order it on Amazon orIndieBound by May 7 (the book’s release date).

Why? Because, for every copy sold by May 7, we will . . . → Read More: Exciting news! Pre-order “Homeward Bound” by May 7, we donate $1 to help families.

Homeward Bound is available for pre-order!

It’s out May 7, but you can pre-order it now on Amazon or IndieBound!

A few nice things people have been saying about the book:

“A lively and perceptive reporter… [Matchar] offers a valuable and astute assessment of the factors that led to the current embracing of domesticity and the . . . → Read More: Homeward Bound is available for pre-order!

“Homeward Bound” cover sneak peak!

The book cover is here! Illustration by the ultra-talented Julia Rothman. More about the cover and new subtitle at New Domesticity. The book is also on pre-order at . . . → Read More: “Homeward Bound” cover sneak peak!

My new blog

As I research my book, I’ll be blogging about all things women- and domesticity-related at my new blog, New Domesticity. I’ll be talking about everything from “why do women have such a love/hate thing for The Pioneer Woman?” to “should we bring back home ec class?” to “why is jam-canning so cool again?” . . . → Read More: My new blog