Links to Published Essays and Interviews

The Daily Beast: My Letter to Jerry Sandusky, Coward Head Butler: I Couldn’t Love You More: An Interview with Jillian Medoff Head Butler: Kathryn Harrison: Life After The Kiss The Good Men Project: “But Why Didn’t You Say Something?” Head Butler: So Much Pretty: “Why are we women so … nice about violence?” The Nervous Breakdown: Self-Interview Gretl’s […]

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Happy Hour, the poem … and the film

Click to see the trailer of Happy Hour: a short film that explores the memory of childhood sexual abuse, complicity and grooming—based on a poem, narrated by Julianne Moore. Happy Hour When women laugh at jokes they don’t find funny and men tell stories only half-true, I recall how, at his house, my parents and their […]

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The Lost Boy

“Do you want children?” an acquaintance recently asked over coffee. “No,” I replied. Unblinkingly. I could tell he was taken aback by the speed and directness of my response. So was I. In the past, I would have rambled, “If the right man comes along and we both, you know, feel the desire … then, […]

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