Journalism Lessons from ‘Fire and Fury’

Journalism Lessons from ‘Fire and Fury’

While normal people can just gobble up the gossipy insider narrative of Trump’s disastrous White House in Michael Wolff’s monstrous hit book Fire and Fury, we journalists can’t help noticing something else: How on Earth did this guy get this much...
Writing ‘Sex and the City’: The Editing Phase

Writing ‘Sex and the City’: The Editing Phase

I love when I get to the editing phase of my books. It means I’m in the home stretch, and it also means that if someone forced me to turn my book in at this second, it wouldn’t be the worst thing. That is to say, it at least resembles a book. But editing...

The Secret to a Lot of Things: Get Expertise

I read a piece on Quartz about how people speak up for themselves “and stay likable.” The tip that caught my attention was this: “Another time we feel more confident speaking up is when we have expertise. Expertise gives us credibility. When we have...
What I Learned on My Very Long SEINFELDIA Book Tour

What I Learned on My Very Long SEINFELDIA Book Tour

I’m sort-of done with my book tour for Seinfeldia’s hardcover edition—which I certainly should be, given that it came out nearly nine months ago. I have a few book festivals and paid speaking engagements left, but as far as my straight-ahead,...