Random House asked me to write an essay on memoir for their e-zine, Signature Reads. I focused on atmosphere as the most enduring quality of a well-made story (more important than plot by far). I’d love to know what you think!
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What a terrific conversation I had with Sarah MacDonald at ABC Radio in Sydney. Sarah is a media fixture down here, having had the top-rated interview show in the country, and has just debuted a new program called “This Mortal Coil.” She’ll be doing in-depth, hour-long pieces on psychology, philosophy, spirituality, and the arts, and I was honored to be her first guest on the program. Lucky timing — being in Australia teaching this month. Listen to the interview here.
The Chicago Tribune interview about Ethical Wisdom for Friends just came out. I’ve been having great luck with reporters on this book so far! Jenniffer Weigel was so well informed, enthusiastic, and curious about the subject. Jen made the interview a cinch. Here’s the article:
“How To Be A Healthy Friend“
I’m very happy with the interview in today’s Chicago Tribune! Jenniffer Weigel did a great job on the piece and in this companion interview. I’m amazed by how interested people are in the complexities of friend relationships – the great overlooked love affairs in our lives. We talked about gossip, erotic attraction, forgiveness, fair-weather friends, and the necessity of minding our own business. We discussed how to break up with a friend, what to do when friends walk away, and the harmful effects of social media on intimacy. Watch Chicago Tribune Segment