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Gloria Steinem rocks…

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…not least for suggesting that Sheryl Sandberg’s chief shortcoming as a feminist is “being number two to some asshole.” (And standing on the right side of the Amnesty/prostitution debate). Read the whole piece here>>

The death of nostalgia

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Rolling social media updates are doing something to the way we treat memory. It’s making me nervous….

I’m calling time on “said no one, ever”…

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It’s time to find a new hilarious phrase to use…

Some examples of book titles that I just can’t stand

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It’s not really about Gwyneth, this, although I do think that Timothy Caulfield knocked it out of the park with the title of his book…[read the whole piece]>>

UK paperback…


…is out now. Here’s the back cover:


But my favourite part is the SPINE:


They just don’t make hair cuts like that anymore. Buy it here.

My Own Private Candy Crush Saga


I wrote about Candy Crush in the New York Times last week, which seems to have quelled the addiction. Here’s the piece.

In Praise of the Nap


I wrote this about napping in The Guardian on Wednesday. (Evidence that you can find illustrious examples to justify almost ANY BEHAVIOUR, in this case Churchill, JFK, LBJ and, er, GWB).

Halloween event in New York city


It’s this Wednesday, October 30th, at 6.30pm at the Writers Room: 740 Broadway, 12th Floor. It’s going to be fun. If you’re in town and around, come – I’d love to see you. Full details here.