Goodbye, Roommate #2

October 3, 2013 It is the last night Melanie will spend in this house, with us, Gamma Gamma Gimmel, the Jewish sorority. I am sad. Anyone who has read my books knows I have a very hard time saying goodbye. My sentimental side rears its ugly head, and I dissolve into a weepy, nostalgic mess. […]

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Upon Turning 40

 October 2, 2013 It is no coincidence that I began my first book, Living in Yen: How Not to Move to Japan Gracefully, with the sentence, “I celebrated my thirtieth birthday at the NuWay, the best little seedy bar in town.” Today I begin my new blog. Today is my fortieth birthday. It was ten […]

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