On Old Loves

This was a beautiful piece.

As a sidenote, Suze Rotolo's memoir A Freewheelin' Time, about her young life, including her time with Bob Dylan, is wonderful. She has since died, which made me very sad, especially after reading her book. I'm glad you mentioned her.

Posted on June 10, 2014 at 6:46 pm 0

On "I have decided to override her refusal to have a C-section"

Probably this goes without saying, but DO NOT read the comments to the New York Times. People are saying some truly horrifying things about a woman they do not know. Guess women's bodies are public property...

Posted on May 19, 2014 at 1:38 pm 0

On A Conversation with Philomena Lee

Thank you, Hairpin and Philomena. This was incredible.

Posted on April 14, 2014 at 3:44 pm 0

On "Manhattan," Cat Power

@MaxBraverman I totally watch The Mindy Project for Chris Messina.

Posted on April 5, 2013 at 7:07 pm 1

On The Shiny-Haired Chosen One Disagrees

Read: "Girly Girl Joins the 'Sesame' Boys"

Posted on November 12, 2012 at 2:11 pm 1

On Stay-at-Home Dads and the Confrontation-Averse

@Lady Humungus Absolutely! And to LW#4, elopements do not have to just be Vegas or city hall. You can find lovely "elopement packages" in romantic locales. Even the smoothest of weddings is very stressful. It sounds like your family will find excuses to be pissed no matter what, so why not do what makes you happy on your own wedding day?

Posted on October 19, 2012 at 3:23 pm 1

On If at First You Don’t Conceive, Try, Try Again (and Don’t BD Until Your CM Is EW)

@SarahP Which I was so glad about. Although I was very confused, then amused when other wedding sites had commenters kvetching repeatedly about their "difficult BMs!"
(BM = bridesmaid, for the uninitiated)

Posted on September 25, 2012 at 4:08 pm 5

On Who Will Save the Worms

Are these letters to Prudie real? (Dan Savage always says she can never figure out which letters are made up just to get in the column. It sort of seems that way.)

Posted on September 25, 2012 at 1:32 pm 2

On Name That Love Letter

What? No letter to Angela Chase from Jordan Catelano/ Brian Krakow on this list

Posted on August 28, 2012 at 10:19 pm 0

On Cheryl Strayed, Cary Tennis, Emily Yoffe, and Lynn Coady Walk Into a "Bar"

@SarahP Yes Miss Manners! I love how frequently her advice is that people should mind their own beeswax about other people's personal lives, but she says it in a charmingly witty way.

I specifically remember one reader asking what she should say when introduced to a gay couple and Miss Manners simply replying "How do you do?"

Posted on August 23, 2012 at 12:25 pm 12