Quick Bio: Columnist for Tablet Magazine; author of Mamaleh Knows Best (she will come speak to your synagogue or JCC!); frequent contributor to the New York Times Book Review; and co-creator of SorryWatch, the web site devoted to all of your apology analysis needs.
Beyond the Bio: “I have responded to going gray by adding MORE GRAY. More precisely, white — I added a fake white streak in the front of my hair. I was going for Susan Sontag, but have heard Rogue from X-Men and Alexandra the villain on Josie and the Pussycats, which are fine too. My aunt has a gorgeous cloud of white curls, and that is my #hairgoals, but my hair colorist says it is too soon.”
1. On the nightstand: Fenty Stunna lip paint in Uncuffed, a birthday present to myself. Sorry About That: The Language of Public Apology by Edwin L. Battistella. Current issue of The New Yorker. Spiral notebook made out of a vintage light pink, orange, and hot pink children’s book (anthology published in 1960 by Doubleday, just looked). Hedy Lamarr: An Incredible Life by William Roy & Sylvain Dorange. Belonging by Nora Krug. Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett J. Krosoczka. February ’92 issue of Sassy which I got out to look up an article about female drummers. (My older teenager is a female drummer.) iPad. EpiPens (fatal tree nut allergy).
2. Can’t stop/won’t stop: Matte red lipstick
3. Jam of the minute: “Juice” by Lizzo
4. Thing I miss: Limbo coffee shop on Avenue A
5. 80s crush: James Spader
6. Current crush: Mark Ruffalo if I’m being age-appropriate; Jason Momoa and Oscar Isaac if I’m not.
7. Will whine about: Zits (still), the word “impactful.”
8. Will wine about: Weekly Outlander viewing night with my ladies Grace and Marianna! Much wine!
9. Best thing that happened recently: Can I think small? I just found and tweeted a picture of Helen Mirren, smirking, holding a nutcracker with a walnut in it and with a bunch of cracked walnuts all around her.
10. Looking forward to: Meeting a friend at the New York Philharmonic for the debut of a piece inspired by the Triangle Factory Fire (about which I’m obsessed — ask anyone)!
(Photo courtesy of Marjorie Ingall)