For Halloween, I decided to go as “Girl Who Broke Her Ankle in Two Places… Doing Yoga.” Here’s what happened, and here’s what I learned about medical technology that will get me walking again.
This essay has been reprinted at Ms. in the Biz. When I read in The Atlantic that Jared Leto, in preparation for his role as the Joker in Suicide Squad, sent his fellow castmates used condoms, a dead pig, and a live rat, I literally guffawed. What an attention seeking child, I thought. Acting like a …
The story which you’re about to read was inspired by a little friendly competition at a dinner party. It’s completely fictional, but the history is roughly accurate to the events of fall 1936 and the genesis of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, with appropriate credit due to Raymond Chandler who gave LA its literary voice.