Last month, my camp friend Sami and I went to Memphis to see the Stevie Nicks concert and had the most amazing time there. Stevie’s show was fantastic, and it’s hard not to fall in love with the birthplace of the blues, rock n roll, and the civil rights movement. And I got to spend […]

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To me, the worst part of online shopping replacing stores and streaming replacing vinyl is the disappearance of record stores. They’ve always been my favorite place to hang out. When I was a kid, Igor Records on Cedar Lane in Teaneck, N.J., was my all-time favorite. I started shopping there when I was in the […]

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One of the questions people most frequently ask me about The Rise, Fall, and Return of Sarah Mandelbaum is how much is fact and how much is fiction. After all, Sarah and I are an awful lot alike. But we’re pretty different, too. While I don’t want to spill all my secrets, since a little […]

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What a happy coincidence that I started writing The Rise, Fall, and Return of Sarah Mandelbaum, which is set in the 90s, before this fantastic trend of reliving and re-loving that decade.

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The ‘90s, to me, was a fantastic time for music with everything from sugar pop, SKA, and grunge to soul, hip hop, and rock. But it was also a time when those perplexing CDs replaced my beloved LPs.

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Kudos to commercial copywriter Bonnie Garmus for her outstanding debut novel Lessons in Chemistry, which, as I am penning this post, has been on the New York Times Bestseller List for a whopping 21 weeks!

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Like Sarah, I traditionally have spent most of my life listening to classic rock like the Beatles, Traffic, Allman Brothers, Aerosmith, and The Stones.

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