My new book, A New York Memoir, will be published in the fall of 2010. I'm also the author of French Dirt: The Story of a Garden in the South of France and The Soul of Creative Writing. I've written for the New York Times, Harvard Review, Vanity Fair, Creative Nonfiction, Saveur, Commonweal, the Michigan Quarterly Review, and Ascent, among other publications. I teach at Spalding University's MFA in Writing program. I live in New York.