Books

Me, My Hair and I: 27 Women Untangle an Obsession, editor. 2015, Algonquin

“Truth and wisdom do such a delightful dance throughout “Me, My Hair, And I” that you finish the essay collection wondering why we don’t spend more time, not less, obsessing over our tresses. . . A deliciously enlightening read, equal parts fun and poignant.” —Chicago Tribune

“This anthology of essays by women explores a surprising range of issues, including identity, relationships, vanity, femininity, aging, and society.” —NYTimes.com

“Here, in a series of astonishingly good essays, writers wax eloquent about the emotions wrought by our locks: ‘good hair’ and ‘bad hair’ in African-American culture; envy of our follicly gifted siblings; the quest for delusional hairstyles; and much more.”—People

What My Mother Gave Me: Thirty-one Women on the Gifts That Mattered Most
May 2013, Algonquin

Mentors, Muses & Monsters: 30 Writers on the People Who Changed Their Lives
Simon & Schuster; SUNY Press

The Practice of Deceit
June 2005, Houghton-Mifflin Books

Almost
August 2001, Houghton-Mifflin Books
June 2002, Mariner Books (Paperback edition)

The Joy of Writing Sex: A Guide for Fiction Writers
June 1996
Owl Books, US; Souvenir Press, UK

Safe Conduct
April 1993
Farrar, Straus & Giroux

The Beginner’s Book of Dreams
Knopf, 1988
Bantam, May 1989

Slow Dancing
Knopf, 1985
McGraw-Hill 1986
Bantam 1989