Other Writing

The Leila Texts
2007-2012. Strangers try to text their friends named Leila. It doesn’t really work out for them.

About the Leila Texts:

PC Magazine (Our Favorite Blogs, 2009)

Gizmodo (“A hilarious world of sex, drugs, affairs, and teenage drama”)

Metafilter

The Hairpin

Brooklyn Based (“Hilarious…witty”)

Wired (“Overheard in New York meets Found magazine”)

Buzzfeed (“Captivating”)

Humor columns for The Chicago Maroon
2004-2006. Everything you ever wanted to know about the Olsen Twins, The Babysitters Club, and my hair.

Traveling to Teens blog tour
2010. Links to my guest posts about how to write comedy.

The (Teen) Book Scene blog tour
2011. Links to my guest posts about Past Perfect.

Chocolate NYC
2012-2014. Eating my way through New York City and beyond, one truffle at a time.

“‘Harriet the Spy’ Turns 50”
 Al Jazeera America, 2014. I celebrate the half-century mark for an iconic book and its inspiring central character.

“The Ol’ Dead Dad Syndrome”Publishers Weekly, 2010. Why are there so many dead parents in kids’ books?

“On the Need for Selfish Behavior”
Bookish, 2015

“Let’s Attain Better Living Through Music”
The Toast, 2015. A musical advice column.

“Inside Ponycon 2016: An ’80s My Little Pony fan tries to understand modern Brooklyn bronies”
Brokelyn, 2016

“A Complete List of Everything That I Think Happens in Star Wars Without Ever Watching It”
Bright Wall/Dark Room, 2015

“Why It’s OK When The Girl Doesn’t Get Her Happily-Ever-After — And Why, In Fact, It Might Even Be Better”
Bustle, 2015

“Annotated Rainbow Brite Fan Fiction”
The Hairpin, 2014. Fanfic that I wrote as a three year old, and annotated as a thirty year old.

“Conversations That Servers in Portugal Might Have Had After Dealing With Me and My Mother”
The Toast, 2014

“Five Lies I Told Online”
Bustle, 2015

“A Few Questions for the Hot Guy I Pass on the Way to Work Every Morning”
The Hairpin, 2011

“Marathon Monday: Happy Memories of Patriots Day”
The Huffington Post, 2013

“13 Things You Learn About NYC When Doing an All-Night Warriors-Themed Bike Ride”
Brokelyn, 2014

“The Ultimate Road Trip Playlist”
Entertainment Weekly, 2015

“The Number 23”
New York Press, 2007

Book review of Samantha Shannon’s The Bone Season
The Daily Beast, 2013

Book review of Jess Rothenberg’s The Catastrophic History of You and Me
The Daily Beast, 2012