My widowed mother is 89 and has dementia. Last year, she gave me power of attorney and I took charge of managing her finances. Still, I didn’t think too much of it when the accountant who had been preparing her taxes found another job and my mother’s file, along with mine, was reassigned to someone else at the same firm.
I Googled our new accountant’s name, mostly out of habit. I don’t know exactly what I expected to find, but it certainly wasn’t a 2008 press release from the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office announcing that he had pleaded guilty to stealing $1.16 million from DV Capital LP.
At the Daily Beast, Emily Gould shares ten of her favorite memoirs—she identifies their common themes as “druggy, decadent bohemia, forbidden or strange sex, art, and power, and, um, cooking.”
We guess that these are themes one can see in Gould’s own writing as well, sort of? She also refers to a Read More
I can’t act. I don’t even do well with public speaking. When I was in college, I read a short story at an open-mike night. My hands shook. My voice quivered. I had an out-of-body experience. I considered public suicide. After I had regained control of my legs and peeled myself from the stage, my Read More
The Gramercy Theater, where I’m the house manager, has 499 seats-just one short of meeting the criterion for a Broadway theater. On most nights the house is full, and this summer has been no exception: The show is an Edward Albee classic, All Over , and the cast is composed of golden-era stars, namely Rosemary Read More