In 2010, I started reviewing literary fiction for The New York Journal of Books, for which I’ve now completed more than fifty reviews. The NYJB is on two noble missions: One, rekindle interest in the long form review. Two, shed light on all kinds of books, including the challenging material being published by the Indies. I am happy to note that several of my NYJB reviews have been picked up Real Clear books and other syndicators. See below for links to a sampling of my reviews.
Since 2012, I’ve been a contributing essayist to 2Paragraphs.com, a news and opinion site that covers big and small news stories in a two-paragraph mini-essay format. It’s great fun. Before I hooked up with 2paragraphs, I maintained a blog, each month writing an “Open Letter” on a topic that caught my eye. Some of the more popular blogs are archived below.Check out my Mini-essays at 2paragraphs.com
SELECTED ARCHIVED ESSAYS FROM MY BLOG
An Open Letter to Workaholics (August 2011)An Open Letter to Followers of the Jerry Lewis vs. the Muscular Dystrophy Association (September 2011)An Open Letter to “War on Christmas” Conspiracy Theorists (January 2011)