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Why I Love Marc Maron's New Show (Maron), But Have to Watch it With One Eye Shut

(5) Comments | Posted June 7, 2013 | 10:11 AM

I am in desperate and ridiculous TV love with Marc Maron, despite the fact that I know he is so wrong for me. Marc is like every smart, cute, talented, creative, neurotic man I have ever loved, and they have all broken my heart, despite my knowing full well that...

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The Biggest Liar (I Mean Loser): Reflections of a Fat Woman

(15) Comments | Posted March 19, 2013 | 1:11 AM

I stopped dieting at around age 40. Since I started dieting at age six, this means that I dieted for a total of nearly 34 years of my life. The reasons I stopped were complicated, and very, very simple. First of all, the more I succeed at dieting, the more...

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Kids Today?! (Warning: May Contain Material Unsuitable for Anyone Over 35 Years of Age)

(3) Comments | Posted February 22, 2013 | 9:15 AM

I know I'm old because lately I find myself saying, "what is wrong with the kids today?!" a lot.

I use the word "old" in the most loving, thank God I'm old, sort of way. I use the word "kids" to refer to people in their 20s and early...

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Listening To My Aunt's Death

(5) Comments | Posted January 29, 2013 | 6:05 AM

My aunt is dying, you can hear death in her voice. Death sounds like confusion, denial and fear. It's as if when she speaks the organs are decaying through her voice. Her thoughts have to search for the remaining electrical pulses in her brain. The words run an obstacle course,...

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Fat Sex: How One Woman Let Herself Find Pleasure

(527) Comments | Posted June 28, 2012 | 8:54 PM

Everybody's doing it. It's one of those things that is so pervasive, it's nearly a given. And yet very few admit to it. Like the act itself, there is a dichotomy in action and attitude that is difficult to fully comprehend. Unless, of course, you are human. What is this...

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The Naked Truth: I Let My Weight Limit My Pleasure

(842) Comments | Posted January 4, 2012 | 9:24 AM

"No man will ever love you," proclaimed my grandmother in what she considered her infinite wisdom. I was nine or ten -- old enough to know exactly what she was talking about, and young enough that I believed her. Thirty-five years later, undergoing the kind of therapy usually prescribed for...

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