My latest books

                                                                                                                             

Writing

I write for a wide variety of magazines and newspapers. My non-fiction book, Homeward Bound: Why Women Are Embracing the New Domesticity, was published by Simon & Schuster in May 2013.

In the past, I’ve worked as a newspaper reporter, an ambulance driver, a magazine fact-checker, a waitress in several Japanese restaurants, and a guidebook author for the Lonely Planet travel book series.

Here are a few of my recent/favorite stories, below:

Atavist

The Zombie King (long, and behind a paywall. But worth it, I promise! There’s cannibalism, S&M, Gertrude Stein, monkeys and more).

That Handmade Scarf Won’t Save the World 

Smithsonian

I write regularly about innovation for Smithsonian. See my archived stories here.

In Liberal Europe, Abortion Laws Come With Their Own Restrictions


Memoirs of an Unsmiling Woman


– Health, Affordable Fast Food: Feminism’s Holy Grail


How Parenting Became a DIY Project


Betty Friedan Did Not Kill Home Cooking

(see my other Atlantic.com pieces HERE)



“Men’s Rights” Activists Are Trying to Redefine the Meaning of Rape

Meet the New Anti-Adoption Movement

Broken Adoptions: When Parents “Re-Home” Adopted Children

Two-part look at Hong Kong’s ivory trade: ONE and TWO


Boom Times

– Can’t find a job? Move overseas.

– How those spoiled millenials will make the workplace better for everyone

– The New Domesticity

Learning Yiddish on the Farm

A Short History of Domestic Goddesses

– The First Sandra Lee: Poppy Cannon and Her Can-Opener Cuisine

– My Atheist Christmas in China

– Is Michael Pollan a Sexist Pig?

– Why I Can’t Stop Reading Mormon Housewife Blogs

My Life as a High-Seas Repo Man

Z

Tracing the Path of the Delta Tamale

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