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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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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…


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

  • Enough with the Lies
    April 18, 2021
    Credit: Camilo Jimenez/Unsplash We’ve Been Through So Much. Can We at Least Be Done with Bullshit? It was January 6,…
  • Fictional Friends: COVID’s Perfect Companions
    February 27, 2021
    Credit: JESHOOTS via Unsplash Has Quarantine Left Me Overly Involved in the Lives of Your Streaming Pals? Once upon a…
  • Unity? Nah. Togetherness? Yes, Please.
    February 6, 2021
    Big Thoughts from a Small Room While Awaiting My COVID Results “Just keep looking straight ahead,” the woman said as…
  • COVID Drinking, Unmasked
    January 6, 2021
    Floating Through Pandemic on a River of Booze? I’ve never been a big drinker. Up until March 2020, I’d sip…
  • Screw Hope. Trust Tenacity.
    December 6, 2020
    How Hannah-Beth Jackson Beat the Drum for Women’s Rights Photo of Hannah-Beth Jackson by Paul Wellman It was 11:56 p.m.…

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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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