I wrote a book. It’s called Planting Dandelions: Field Notes From a Semi-Domesticated Life. It’s about becoming a family, while still belonging to myself.

It’s funny and soulful, and it presents ordinary, everyday life as something epic and extraordinary.

Because it is.

It was published in hardcover by Riverhead Books (a division of Penguin) in April 2011, and is also available in paperback and ebook formats. Lots of people said very kind things about it, including People magazine who gave it four out of four stars. It makes a great gift for yourself, your sister, your girlfriends, or (as one reader put it) “your mom, if she’s cool.” It also makes a great excuse to bring some friends together for conversation, appetizers and wine (a.k.a. book clubs).


You can buy it through these links or through your preferred bookseller:


Barnes and Noble


Indie Bound


You can also add it to your books on GoodReads.

And you can like my author page on Facebook.

If you are interested in excerpts, events, book club information and other extras, my official author site is


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