Should I Go to Grad School: 41 Answers to an Impossible Question
"It is easy to see the beginnings of things, and harder to see the ends," Joan Didion says at the start of "Goodbye to All That." But the opposite is often true: it is easy to see the ends of things, and harder to see the beginnings.
The Where, The Why, The How: 75 Artists Illustrate the Wondrous Mysteries of Science
(Chronicle Books, 2012)
"Illusions"; "Neurons"; "Plasticity" with Tim Requarth
As recently as the late 1990s, researchers proved that new neurons appear in the adult human brain, challenging long-held assumptions about learning, memory, ageing, and the whole architecture of the self.
The Art of McSweeney's
(Chronicle Books, 2010)
She handed me copies of a few reviews that worked well - Gary Lutz on The Pornographer's Poem, a poetry review by Stephen Burt, a few others - and basically said, "See what's going on here? This works. We want more of this."
How We Speak To One Another
(Coffee House Press, 2017)
Elision is not the same thing as distortion, though it can result in distortions, some of which may be more truthful than anyone’s unabridged whole.