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The fourth book in my series, Lather, Rage, Repeat is the biggest yet, and includes dozens of my very best columns from the past six years, including fan favorites “Bass Players”, “Sex Robots”, “Lawnmower Parents”, “Cuddle Parties” and many more. It makes a killer holiday gift for anyone who loves to laugh and has been feeling cranky since about November, 2016.

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Columns

PARENTING

Charting the puzzles and peeves of kid-herding — from Huggies to homework, Pilates to pinatas.

  • The Bullet-Proof Backpack
    September 3, 2019
    It’s the Tactical Assault Accessory All the Cool Kids Are Wearing Aaaaand that was “Pumped Up Kicks” by Foster the…
  • Escape-Room Escapades
    June 12, 2019
    Parents Prove Useless in Puzzling Through Adventure Game [caption id="attachment_1177" align="aligncenter" width="1416"] Starshine and family, saving the world one Dark…
  • Uber for Junior?
    April 30, 2019
    Ride-Hailing Companies Recognize Parents’ Need for Kid-Hauling Help Here’s a little secret no one tells you about raising children but…
  • ‘My Parents Are Stupid’
    April 1, 2019
    When Kids Refuse to Be Properly Indoctrinated If I had any doubts that Gen Y and Gen Z possess the…
  • How Not to Raise a Sexual Assaulter
    January 13, 2019
    You Never Really Know If You’re Raising Good Kids ... Until You’re Long Done The political pandemonium of the past two…

SKIRTING THE ISSUES

Sex, politics, fashion and everything else a gen-X everygal loves to dish about.

  • Zooming Away from Privacy
    July 10, 2020
    Nonstop Video Conferencing Puts Our Once-Secret Sanctuaries on Display It’s gutting the economy, ravaging health care, and battering education. But…
  • Mating in Captivity?
    May 2, 2020
    Why the Wave of ‘Quarantine Babies’ Must Be a Myth I’ve heard the prophecy. You’ve heard the prophecy. By now…
  • My Social Distancing Diary
    May 2, 2020
    Reporting from Weeks of Isolation with my Quaranteens Day One Inventoried all Lysol wipes on premises, trimmed nails short for…
  • Surprises of Suffrage
    March 8, 2020
    Susan B. Anthony’s Santa Barbara Sojourn Was Just One Stop on Rough Road to Get the Vote In the month…
  • The Optimism of Anita Hill
    February 14, 2020
    Anita Hill | Credit: Courtesy UCSB Arts & Lectures Talking Biden, Kavenaugh & willfull ignorance with #metoo's OG hero Before there was…

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My columns are collected in three lovely books, which make a SPLENDID gift for wives, friends, book clubs, hostesses, and anyone who likes to laugh!
Keep Your Skirt On
Wife on the Edge
Broad Assumptions
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