Read It and Weep, Love Addict
If he weren’t so obviously an ass, I’d feel terribly sorry for Mike, the thirtysomething New Yorker whose email to Lauren, a woman who spurned him, went viral on the web. You may have read it — or at least skimmed it, as the poor sod wrote 1600 words trying to explain to Lauren why she should not be avoiding his phone calls and text messages. I’ve written magazine stories that were...
Booksigning in Nashville
Wednesday December 28, 2011 at 4pm, Ethlie will be at the famous PARNASSUS bookstore in Nashville, TN signing copies of LOVE ADDICT. Ya’ll come!
ADD At The Movies
Diablo Cody and I have much in common. We are both writers, although she won an Oscar for Juno and and Emmy for The United States of Tara, where I won a Maggie for ROCK Magazine and a Remi for Swamp Devil. We both worked as strippers in our youth, although I’m sure she did it more ironically than I did. We both had musician boyfriends named John Hunt, although hers was spelled “Jon,”...
This is my mom. Yes, we did look alike. When I was a kid, she boasted that she could walk into any parent-teacher conference and immediately be told “You’re Ethlie’s mother.” That this was a point of pride for her is a result of either my grade point average (generally high) or her narcissism (equally high). Shirley Marder Berman Herman Riley Kelley married four...
Oops They Did It Again
I was forwarded an article from the New Zealand Herald headlined “Nature’s love drug offers hope to addicts.” People are always forwarding me articles with buzzwords like “love drug” in them. Don’t get me wrong; I appreciate it. Keep ‘em coming. But I frequently get frustrated at the content of said articles. Here’s what’s going on Down Under (cough cough). “Nature’s love drug,...
I may have mentioned WNYC’s RadioLab before. It’s one of my favorite podcasts, exploring the intersection of neuroscience, psychology, art, history and spirituality – yes, really – in ways that intrigue me. (See earlier column on ADHD for background on why such a busy intersection intrigues me.) Anyhow, their latest podcast was about the irony of L’Inconnue – The Unknown Woman. L’Inconnue was...