Selected Non-Fiction


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"The Southie in SMILF, A Very Boston Comedy" - 

"Back In The Driver's Seat: Counterpoint Reissues Mary Robison's Sardonic Novel" - 4Columns

"Schtick Figures: Jeremy Dauber's History of Jewish Humor" - Bookforum (paywall)

"Lost & Found: On John Berryman's Recovery- Tin House


"Review of Etgar Keret's The Seven Good  Years" - NYTBR

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"Passover, a Conversation" (w/ Jonathan Wilson) - Tin House Issue 67

"Amateur Night" - Paris Review Daily 

"Buffering" - Paris Review Daily

"O. and I" - Paris Review Daily

"Texas Forever" - Paris Review Daily  (a longer version of this piece appears in the anthology A Friday Night Lights Companion: Love, Loss, and Football in Dillon, Texas

"A Love Letter to Elvis Costello" - Paris Review Daily

Letters to Don Draper (archive of weekly column) - Paris Review Daily

"Notes on Raunch - Bookforum 

"Review of House of Holes by Nicholson Baker" - Bookforum

"Review of The More You Ignore Me by Travis Nichols - Bookforum (paywall) 

"Review of A Heaven of Others by Joshua Cohen" - Bookforum

"Review of The Orange Eats Creeps by Grace Krilanovich - Bookforum

"Review of Don Juan: His Own Version by Peter Handke" - Bookforum

"Louie C.K. and the Rise of the Laptop Loner" - The Los Angeles Review of Books

"When Fury Becomes the Essay: Otherwise Known as the Human Condition by Geoff Dyer" - New York Observer