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Sep 17, 2018, 2:57 PM
Why You Should Give A F*** About This Book
Believe it or not, on the final edit of my most recent novel, Finding Eden, I removed the word “f-ck” from the manuscript where it felt superfluous or excessive. And yet somehow, the word “f-ck” appears in some variation...
Sep 4, 2018, 3:23 PM
The Title That Made Me Cry
A few years ago, two friends of mine, both eating disorder clinicians, gave a presentation at a professional eating disorder conference in the U.S. titled “Who Dies." When they first shared the title with me, I had very mixed...
Jun 5, 2018, 1:16 PM
I think the world is a hideous place. I think it’s full of horrendous people who do unspeakable things to each other and I think that overall, humanity is monstrous. That is not a sentiment that I would have dared...
May 31, 2018, 3:58 PM
To the girl whose life I saved last year
You are the reason I went public with my daughter's eating disorder -- I'm so glad your mom called me
May 17, 2018, 4:51 PM
The end of firsts
We’ve just completed the holiday of Pesach. Pesach, essentially, is a holiday of memory- we are commanded to remember our redemption from slavery in Egypt. The curious thing about this remembrance is that the commandment in the Torah text-...
May 15, 2018, 12:07 AM
Netta and Other Beautiful Creatures
Usually, I hate the Eurovision Song Contest. I have a deep loathing of the trivial, and the Eurovision is nothing if not a shallow, never-ending quest to find the lowest common denominator. But something happening this time. It wasn’t just...
May 3, 2018, 1:10 PM
'Sinful' chocolate cake? No such thing
Just don't talk about food, diet, or weight -- it's too easy to trigger disordered eating, especially in kids
Apr 19, 2018, 2:16 AM
70 extraordinary women of Israel
Celebrating those who have made the Jewish state their home, giving of themselves and their diverse talents
Mar 30, 2018, 10:44 PM
Tasting Our Journey: What will make this seder night different from all others?
Jewish tradition, as we know it, is not entirely inscribed in the ink on the parchment of a Torah scroll. Rather, the dark letters interact with the space around them, which is filled with imagination and logic, invisible questions...
Mar 27, 2018, 1:09 AM
If you can…
I'm not that great when it comes to asking for things. If I can do it on my own, I probably will. This probably makes me a little stubborn or unnecessarily independent, but it's just part of my personality. This...