OCT 14 2017
I'm thrilled to report that my niece Merna gave Sock a positive review today.
SEP 10 2017 
Sock was the #1 bestseller in paperbacks at my local bookstore this week. Thanks Brookline Booksmith! Thanks friends and neighbors! 
AUG 5 2017
O (the Oprah Magazine) published a piece of mine called “The Ritual" in their August issue.
JUL 23 2017
Two of my essays, Questionnaire for My Grandfather and Why Dim Sum Makes Me Feel Tender, have been translated by Ping Xu and published in Chinese Literary magazines .
JUN 2 2017
I was part of a panel on writing microhistory at the NonfictioNOW conference in Rekjavick, Iceland. Conference highlight: Karl Ove Knausgaard's mind-blowing keynote.
JAN 21 2017
My time at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts earlier this month was good for reading. The trees were very Van Gogh. The late night scotch-fueled conversations fun. The southern spiders a bit too meaty.