Blog Category: friends

How To Get Off The Floor When All Seems Hopeless

I’m sorry I lied to you that day I posted on Craigslist that I was psychic. The night before I had vomited all over my room from too much to drink. I…

I’m sorry I lied to you that day I posted on Craigslist that I was psychic. The night before I had vomited all over my room from too much to drink. I had cried to my baby girls on the phone. I was scared. I needed help. Nobody would help. This is the truth really. […]

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The Key To Success: Friendship. Here's Why.

First off, Claudia was naked. I mention this because I have a new podcast. It’s called “Question of the Day” and I do it with Stephen Dubner (Freakonomics co-author). We analyze questions…

First off, Claudia was naked. I mention this because I have a new podcast. It’s called “Question of the Day” and I do it with Stephen Dubner (Freakonomics co-author). We analyze questions we find on the site Quora.com and have fun with them. I mention in the first episode that when Claudia found out she […]

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The One Thing That Increases My Happiness

I was so ashamed of everything in my life that I moved myself about 100 miles away from everyone I knew. I cut off all ties with people. I stopped talking to…

I was so ashamed of everything in my life that I moved myself about 100 miles away from everyone I knew. I cut off all ties with people. I stopped talking to everyone. I didn’t have a job. My kids didn’t know anyone. I had nothing to do. And it was snowing all the time, […]

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Who Are Your Gatekeepers?

Dear Josie and Mollie (my daughters), Everyone hates you. I mean, I don’t hate you. Most of the time. But teachers hate you. Your future boss hates you (he bribes you to…

Dear Josie and Mollie (my daughters), Everyone hates you. I mean, I don’t hate you. Most of the time. But teachers hate you. Your future boss hates you (he bribes you to work extra hours and then makes a pass at you. Trust me on this one). Your colleagues hate you (if you are demoted, […]

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What Happens When You Don't Care

The worst thing that happened to me in five years happened three months ago. But, wait, I don’t want to be complaining. More on that in a second. “Are you going to…

The worst thing that happened to me in five years happened three months ago. But, wait, I don’t want to be complaining. More on that in a second. “Are you going to kill yourself?” I bumped into one of my neighbors a few years ago. He had just started reading my posts. “Because your writing […]

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Dear James at 106: I Hope You Can Read This

Although you probably won’t care. Why would you care what I have to say? — Hi James, you’re 106 years old. Congrats! Boy, I never thought you would get there. You were…

Although you probably won’t care. Why would you care what I have to say? — Hi James, you’re 106 years old. Congrats! Boy, I never thought you would get there. You were too stressed. It’s not like you’re an athlete or anything. I’m writing you this letter but you don’t even give a shit. You’re […]

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