From the bestselling author of Life of the Mind Interrupted come two new collections of essays.
“Refreshingly honest.” -Award-winning author Amy Impellizzeri
Katie’s Blog: Essays, News, Marginalia
:: Back in 2011, when I was still pregnant with my now-3-year-old and Jordynn's baby was still a twinkle in her eye (as my father would say), we embarked on this book project. Jordynn and I are pretty psyched that this one is finally at the printer. The full...
:: I still have trouble reconciling that refugee teen whom I can only imagine with the man I know, father of four, scientist, loving husband. Four years ago, through my sister and brother-in-law, I met a remarkable family here in Chapel Hill. First I met Emmanuel; his...
:: Why on Earth would I take time to critique higher education if I didn’t care so much about making it better for everyone? For students—first and foremost—and for faculty, staff, and everyone who is a part of this extremely valuable public good?
:: The challenge isn’t figuring out how other people see you. It’s figuring out how YOU see you—and what you want to be for yourself.
:: “The price one pays for pursuing any profession, or calling, is an intimate knowledge of its ugly side.” -James Baldwin
:: Let’s say “running with it” equaled getting my ass kicked, but I finally went through the rape reporting process and wrote the essay. I actually scheduled a date on my planner called “Reporting Day.” Reporting Day was a terrible day.