Reading and Writing:

If you're here to buy term papers online, below you will find some necessary resources that will be useful to you. The full list is published at

Red Room (Myspace for books, so says the San Francisco Chronicle): Please see me there: (connect with other booklovers): And to visit me there: (book club suggestions, guides, ways to connect with authors, etc.):

Bookslut (features, reviews, interviews, blog, they got it all):

To find an independent bookseller near you and support indies everywhere:

Some of my favorite relationship books and ideas:

Esther Perel’s Mating in Captivity will get you thinking and talking about the challenges of long-term intimacy, which I think is a very good thing.

I really like Dr. Schnarch’s method of sex therapy (which is also intimacy therapy, and overall growth therapy.)  He’s got books so you can try it at home, so to speak.

Sue Johnson, founder of emotionally-focused therapy, has a self-help book out now called Hold Me Tight. She says that we all need strong, secure bonds with our partners, and she has good ideas for how to get there.

To find a literary event, wherever you live:


Literary events if you’re in the San Francisco area:

Litquake (the uniquely San Francisco literary festival):

Inside Storytime (monthly reading series):

Grotto Nights (quarterly series with readers and multimedia presentations around a particular theme):

Literary Death Match:

Porchlight Storytelling Series

Writers with Drinks

San Francisco Writers Workshop (A weekly drop-in workshop. You never know what you’re going to get, except for a warm, inclusive community.):

A good sampling of independent bookstores in San Francisco and surrounding areas (to find a book club near you, for readings, and more):

Books Inc. (multiple Bay Area locations)

Book Passage (in San Francisco and Marin)

Booksmith (in San Francisco)

Green Apple Books (San Francisco)

City Lights (San Francisco)

Bookshop West Portal (San Francisco)

Black Oak Books (Berkeley)

Moe’s Books (Berkeley)

Mrs. Dalloway’s (Berkeley)

Diesel bookstore (in Oakland)

Great Good Place for Books (in Oakland)

Rakestraw Books (in Danville)

Bay Books (in Concord and San Ramon)

Towne Center Books (in Pleasanton)

Orinda Books

Lafayette Bookstore

Keplers Books (in Menlo Park)

Copperfields (all over Napa and Sonoma counties)

Random stuff I like:

Overheard in NY (You hear the darnedest things in a city where everyone takes public transit.):

Found magazine (Yep, it’s an entire magazine of found letters, notes, grocery lists, etc. Often achieves that magical combo of funny and sad all at once.)

Mortified (people excavate their adolescent angst through diaries, journals, 8th grade notes, etc. and submit it for your viewing pleasure)

For my curlyhaired compatriots (product reviews and an online store for frizz fighters you can’t find just anywhere):