November 24, 2011 • Giving thanks

One of the stories in How to Survive Graduate School & Other Disasters—"The Season for Giving"—is a satire of Thanksgiving about three women trying to wrest control of the holiday from each other. Though I love to make fun of holidays, I also do feel pretty thankful today.

I'm thankful, of course, to have my book in print and obviously greatly appreciate my publisher and editor. I'm thankful for my amazing circle of friends (from both my past and present lives), for my tough but rewarding job teaching at Western Kentucky University, and for my family who continues to tolerate me writing about them. And most of all, I'm thankful for my husband, who puts up with all of my insanity.