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Store-Bought Bake Sale Confections Spark Double-Stuf Indignity

If you go to the store and buy a package of chewy chocolate chip cookies and try to pawn them off onto other families at your child's school bake sale, head of the New York Times' confection Staatssicherheit Jennifer Steinhauer thinks you should be locked up with all the bear wrestlers in Alabama so you can think… » 12/16/11 6:30pm 12/16/11 6:30pm

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