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From the bestselling author of Life of the Mind Interrupted come two new collections of essays.

“Refreshingly honest.” -Award-winning author Amy Impellizzeri

The Freelance Academic: Available Now :: Even If You’re Broken: Coming Fall of 2019

Cover of The Freelance Academic

Cover of Even If You're Broken

Katie’s Blog: Essays, News, Marginalia

We Are All Enemies of the State

:: What does it mean for a presidential administration to declare itself at “war” with the U.S. media, to declare the U.S. media an “opposition party” and then endorse fringe media that cater to its whims?

How To Write A Holiday Love Story

When my publisher told me they wanted me to write a love story set around the winter holidays, and “Oh, it needs a happy ending”—I felt like I was standing barefoot and under-supplied at the bottom of a very tall, very rocky mountain that I had to climb if I ever wanted to eat cheese again.