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Announcing…

About a year ago, Danielle Egan-Miller, president of Browne & Miller Literary Associates in Chicago reached out to me after seeing my Michigan Avenue Magazine article. We chatted and found out we were both from the exact same home town, went to the exact same high school, and even had the exact same “first job” ever (answering phones to take pizza orders at a little...

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Then Comes Marriage

My husband and I celebrated one year of marriage on May 3rd. Did the day feel any different? Not really. I suppose it was like having your birthday as an adult. You know, like the day is sort of different – but only to you. I started the morning by reading a book in the sun on the deck with my pups. How ironic that...

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My BFF, Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton and I go way back, more than a decade to be precise. When I was 12 years old and in the 7th grade, I was part of special team of reporters called “The Scoop Troop” for the Chicago Tribune’s Kid News section. One day the advisor of the section, a renowned reporter named Lou Carlozo, called my mom and asked for her permission...

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In Need of a Good BJ

Bruce Jenner, that is. I literally I cannot stop thinking about Diane Sawyer’s interview with Bru-zer. I set the DVR to tape the special at least three weeks before the interview, so you can imagine the horror I experienced when my husband accidentally unplugged the receiver moments after Bruce confessed he is, for all intents and purposes, a woman. In fact, can’t remember saying “What...

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What I’m Reading Now

Jacob Tomsky is a best-selling author who cannot spell “masturbate.” Let me back up. I’ve got two books taking their sweet time to show up – The Sell by Fredrik Eklund and Summerlandish by Summer Land, a fierce memoirist from Australia. So in the meantime, I’m crushing pages in an addictive paperback a friend gave me called Heads in Beds. It’s by Jacob Tomsky. For...

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Snow Patrol

I haven’t owned and operated my own car since I lived in Nebraska for college. Admittedly, I’m a little rusty behind the wheel. But this winter, when merging onto a ramp in a blizzard, a semi-truck blared its horn and ran me off the side of the road into a snow-and-ice ditch that was 4-feet high. I was immediately trapped on the side of the...

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