Good Eggs

Good Eggs

I am one of those people who finds comfort in reading about food. The first of these kinds of stories to appeal to me was Bread and Jam for Frances. This picture book, by Russell Hoban with illustrations by Lillian Hoban, features an anthropomorphic badger named...
How the Hospital Unlocked m(M)e

How the Hospital Unlocked m(M)e

Pop Six Squish Uh uh Cicero Lipschitz! — “Cell Block Tango,” Chicago The six merry murderesses of the Cook County Jail have nothing on the nurses who “took care” of me when I was interred in the mental hospital. In three mental hospitals at that. All interred....
Spine to Deckle / Anatomy of a Book

Spine to Deckle / Anatomy of a Book

Frontispiece Claudia’s studio was perched in a corner of the second floor of a rickety old nineteenth-century mill that had been converted into artists’ spaces. It took up a double city block in the crusty New England hamlet of Easthampton, Massachusetts. You could...

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