Raise Your Hand if You Pay a ‘Wife Bonus': Primates of Park Avenue

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Jesse Kornbluth interviews the author of a book centering around an unspoken phenomenon of the Upper East Side: a “wife bonus”.

From Journalist to Storyteller

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Jerry Waxler’s interview with Carla Odell chronicles her transformation from a reporter to a writer of memoirs—for hire.

The Unexpected, Ignored, Non-Virtue of Being Gay

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Memory isn’t just a Throwback Thursday sentimental indulgence. Often it’s a backward glance that can propel us forward.

Charles Blow: “Up From Pain,” Sex Abuse, and Bisexuality

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In his memoir, New York Times’ Op-Ed Columnist Charles M. Blow revealed not only his own startling truths, but some truths we all need to examine.

Donbas: A True Story of an Escape Across Russia

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“You’re cold? He escaped from Russia on a freight train…in winter.”

Be Prepared to Receive Something Special

Understanding My Mother by Cabot OCallaghan

When Cabot O’Callaghan befriended a young woman with borderline personality disorder, he wasn’t ready for the wisdom he’d receive.

Alexander Białywłos-White: A True Mensch & Tzadik

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Dr. Białywłos-White survived the horrors of the Holocaust, and became a Doctor in the U.S.- Years later, a reflection on his life.

The Boy Who Lived: The Story of a Son Who Came Later in Life

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Douglas Mine, a former foreign correspondent, shares this memoir about meeting his Italian wife, starting a life together, and the honest emotions that accompany finding out, at age fifty-five, that you’re going to be a father again.

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A summer cleaning project digs up a man’s painful, buried memories.

Paul Stanley Finally Faces the Music

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KISS front man’s memoir reveals the most shocking truth of all: Paul Stanley is a good, regular guy.

Picture Perfect: Gay Dads Still Fighting Racism and Homophobia

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Months ago, when Kaleb and Kordale posted a selfie of themselves doing their daughters’ hair, they had no idea what was coming.

The Pink Marine: Fitting the Mold (Part 3)

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Greg White felt compassion for others who were misjudged for their weaknesses, and he hoped that they too would have compassion for what made him different.

That One Great Play: My Shining Baseball Moment

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Jon Sindell tells how a savvy tip from an old–school baseball man yields fruit two dozen years later.

Pitman Creek

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Venturing up a small stream in southern Kentucky, a middle-aged man re-imagines his father—and himself.

I’m Shane. I Could Die Tonight. Come Laugh at My Nightmare.

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“Shane Burcaw … is razor smart, irreverent, and laugh-out-loud funny. I would help change his underpants anytime.” ~Rainn Wilson

Touch – Part 2

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We never know to what, where, or whom an event will lead us.