Augusten Burroughs Bucks Tradition, Writes a Decent 'Modern Love'

Has the New York Times' "Modern Love" column taken a turn for the tolerable? First there was the thought-provoking Jessica Bennett essay about the meaning of marriage, then there that story of the old couple who were each widowed and found each other late in life that made me cry, and now it's novelist Augusten… » 5/24/13 3:00pm 5/24/13 3:00pm

What Happens When Moms Write Memoirs?

As Saint Joan (Didion) once said, "That is one last thing to remember: writers are always selling somebody out." But what if the person selling you out is your mother? There are two news stories today — one regarding self-proclaimed "Bad Mother" Ayelet Waldman, and the other aboutAugusten Burroughs's mother, Marion —… » 12/05/08 1:00pm 12/05/08 1:00pm