I write about issues that embarrass me (i.e. chin hair), because I have found that putting shame on the page diffuses the stigma, leaving me with a sense of empowerment and freedom. My favorite thing is when a reader writes to me and says something like, “I have chin hair, too!” or "Hemorrhoids!”
I have published eight best-selling Kindle Singles. Thanks for Coming, my first book, which follows me on an adventure to find my orgasm, was translated into three languages - German, Spanish and Portuguese. The book was also optioned by HBO. Gross Anatomy: Dispatches From the Front (and Back), my newest book, will be released by Putnam in August.
I have written for publications such as The New York Times, Salon, New York Magazine and McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. Before going freelance, I worked as a staff writer for the Village Voice and daily newspapers in India and Thailand. I have my masters from Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and live in San Diego with a few other hairy beings.