Salon has posted an excerpt from the beginning of my book: I was born in 1964. While I continue to make peace with social networking, I still think of myself as too old to be
Archives for November 2010
Thanks to all of the wonderful people who came out to Here is a Human Being events in DC, Durham, Raleigh, Asheville and Cambridge, as well as those who called in on the radio. You
Programming notes: On Thursday 18 November at 11AM EST I will be on NPR’s On Point along with NY Times reporter Nicholas Wade, FDA Senior Advisor Vicki Seyfert-Margolis, and one of my favorite people, Stanford
My mother doesn’t usually telephone me at work unless someone has died. Today, thankfully, that was not the occasion for her call. It was to let me know that my book was reviewed in the
Lately I’ve been thinking that a DNA test could tell me something more about my mixed-breed dog. But because of the circles in which I travel, I am acutely sensitive about this sort of stuff.
Writers Read asked me what I was reading. Here’s a bit of what I said: Jonathan Weiner’s book, Long for this World: The Strange Science of Immortality, is awe-inspiring. It is an utterly compelling, beautifully
So, if my mother hasn’t told you already, my first book is out today. It feels exciting, terrifying, gratifying. It is both anxiety-provoking and a huge relief. I owe a lot of people a great