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Travel? Over-rated
Time

Another New Catcher in the Rye?
The Atlantic

A "Slow Books" Manifesto
The Atlantic

"Meritocracy" — And Anxiety
The Atlantic

Cool Hand vs. Dog Day: Anti-Heroes
The Atlantic

It's Not the Whips and Chains But ...
The Atlantic

Why No Senior Sex in Hollywood?
The Atlantic

What Does a Radical Look Like?
The Atlantic

Lessons from Arranged Marriages
The Atlantic

Why Storytellers (i.e. All of Us) Lie
The Atlantic

The Case for Anti-Depressants
The Atlantic

selected opinions




Why Girls Is Bad for Women
The New York Daily News

No More Denying Climate Change
The New York Daily News

A Yellow Flag for NFL Pink
The New York Daily News

Why Women Have No Opinions
The Guardian

Maura's Comment is Free page
The Guardian

Should We Look for Mad Passion?
The Daily


So Happy Not Living Together
The Daily


Term Limits for Marriage?
The Daily


Work Leaves for Non-parents
The Daily


Halloween Decorations? Scary!
The Daily

Cohabitation Deals: Pre-pre-nups
The Daily

Middleton's Savvy Strategy: Silence
The Daily

Love Lessons From the Classics
The Daily Beast

On the Presumption of Innocence
The Faster Times

Kervorkian's Death and Living Wills
The Faster Times

Gender is Between Your Ears
The Faster Times

selected essays



Love and Poetry
The Paris Review

Ever Ask A Date How You Did?
Elle

My Boyfriend's Friends and Me
Nerve

Hunger Striking (excerpt)
The New York Times

Surviving My Mother's Death
AOL

Stranger in the Night
The New York Times

Slaying the Green-Eyed Monster
Poets & Writers

No Accounting for Cheapwads
New York Press

Kissing the Cab Driver
Mr. Beller's Neighborhood

The 30-Year-Old Orgasm Virgin
The Daily Beast

How to Date When You're Broke
Marie Claire

selected features



How Book Clubs Went Indie
The Daily Beast

Can Porn Be Feminist?
The Daily Beast

Discrimination Against the Unmarried
The Daily Beast

What Do People Do All Day?
The Daily Beast

Secrets of a Literary Seducer
The Daily Beast

Blood, Bones, Book: A chef's memoir
The Daily

America's Coolest Bike Race
The Daily

Letter From 12 War Zones
More

From Prostitute to Savior
Parade

A Yankees Catcher's Greatest Save
Parade

Music Helped This Singer Survive
Parade

selected interviews



How Red Changes Our Brains
Medium

The authors of Big Data
Medium

Heart's Nancy Wilson
The Believer

Devo man Mark Mothersbaugh
The Believer

short stuff



Maura's Slate page
Slate

Love to Read? Read to Love!
The Guardian

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