I write Short Stories, Creative Nonfiction, Memoir, Screenplays, One-Woman Shows.
Originally from somewhere, I currently live in Brooklyn. I am also a parent.


Author’s Bio

I’m a writer and performer, mama, wife, daughter, sister, lover of compost and fine naps.  I write books, screenplays, one-woman shows, fan letters, and bad raps. I perform with and without a trombone. I dream in color. It usually smells like I burned the toast.

I wrote and performed for The Second City, ImprovOlympic, HBO, NPR. Three books and lots of articles and essays.

My memoir, Amen, Amen, Amen: Memoir of a Girl Who Couldn’t Stop Praying was published by Scribner in October, 2009. It got a nod from Oprah.



The New York Times


The Jewniverse

Modern Loss

Modern Love


Brain, Child




Modern Love: 50 True Tales of Desire, Deceit and Devotion

Three Rivers Press, 2007. Edited by Daniel Jones.

Behind the Bedroom Door: Getting it, Giving it, Loving it, Missing it

Delacorte Press, 2008. Edited by Paula Derrow.

Sex, Drugs and Gefilte Fish: The HeeB Storytelling Collection

Grand Central Publishing, 2009. Edited by Shana Liebman.

The Good Mother Myth

Seal Press, 2013. Edited by Avital Norman Nathman.

The Jewish Daughter Diaries: True Stories of Being Loved Too Much by our Moms

Sourcebooks, 2014. Edited by Rachel Ament.



2010 inaugural winner of the Pen Parentis Writing Fellowship for New Parents
ELLE Reader’s Prize
Chicago Tribune’s Best of 2009
Moment Magazine’s Emerging Writers Award

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