Andrew Ladd Shares a snapshot of childhood in 1990s Scotland.
Andrew Ladd is the blog editor for Ploughshares. His work also has appeared in Apalachee Review, CICADA, Memoir Journal, Paper Darts, and The Rumpus, among others, and his first novel, What Ends (New Issues Press, January 2014), was the winner of the 2012 AWP Prize in the Novel. Follow Andrew on Twitter @agoodladd.
A new book about neuroscience says humans are nothing more than the connections between our brain cells. How does that change what it means to be a good man?
Steven Pinker’s new book argues that our culture has become less violent. Andrew Ladd wonders what other evils that decline might hide.
A light-hearted new book by Damon Young and Panama Jackson about dating that suggests the debate about being a good man has become too intellectual.
Andrew Ladd reviews a new book about surfing, and wonders what it can teach us about being a good man.
Sometimes living a ‘green’ lifestyle can seem difficult if not impossible. Andrew Ladd reviews three recent books that try to figure out why.
If you didn’t watch the Women’s World Cup final last month, you missed out on more than a great match. Andrew Ladd reviews three books that explain how soccer can save society.
Prizewinning author Oscar Hijuelos talks to Andrew Ladd about his new memoir, growing up in Harlem, and men’s struggle for identity.
Andrew Ladd reviews Robert Lipsyte’s An Accidental Sportswriter and considers the problem of homophobia in professional sports.
Andrew Ladd interviews Bruce Eric Kaplan (better known to readers of “The New Yorker” as BEK), who has a new book out.
What was it like for Sachin Rudraraju to go through his young life, never sure what he would be able to remember?
Andrew Lawes is attempting to force change in the Care industry by speaking out about the culture of abuse and silence, and he wants to break stigma surrounding learning disabilities. He needs your help.
If Democrats keep searching for a messiah to lead them to the political promised land, they’ll be perpetually disappointed.
Linda Robertson addresses the hate she has been receiving surrounding the recent death of her son.
When you’re suffering from depression, you’re your own worst bully, and when you make a mistake—no matter how small—you drop the hammer on yourself.
“Unhappiness occurs when we obsess about the past or worry about the future. Peace and serenity are found in the present moment.”
After bouncing back from losing everything, this father realized he sacrificed too much time away from his kids during the climb.
A dad discovers a common compliment for girls is not as positive as many think. It is a trap. Here is his plan to free his daughter from its grasp.
Guys – are you feeling left out of the “ridiculously silly and impractical” Halloween costume market? Never fear.
One of mine was a movie of inherent and undeniable cheesiness, but the exact kind of sincerely dumb cheesiness that I still adore to this day.
Erin Kelly examines Chris Hayden’s recent decision to publicly reveal the fact he has a disability, despite being US Senator Kay Hagan’s press secretary.
David Perry explains the importance of consistency in teaching skills to his son.
I don’t know if I’ll ever love again like I did when I was 20. But I have faith.
Hollywood heavyweight Paul Lazarus shifts gears and draws attention to a mind-bendingly brilliant invention that could save the lives of hundreds of millions.
Using Membership Rewards® from American Express, my family can experience a whole lot of things that might have otherwise been out of reach.
After 1000 punches, 1000 kicks, 500 knees and 500 elbows—every day— Thai Nguyen has an insight or two he’d like to share about fighting.
Jordan Gray was back and forth on whether or not he wanted to have children, so he interviewed 50 fathers to hear what they had to say.
A 12-step guide to surviving infidelity.