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Flying Solo / O, the Oprah Magazine
Menopause was the best thing that could have happened to me. It’s been years since I’ve had sex with anyone other than myself. I wouldn’t say I’m celibate or sexless. I’m simply clearheaded. continue…

Saving Lives, One Treatment Bed at a Time / The Fix
Partnering with treatment centers nationwide, 10,000 Beds’ Jean Krisle’s goal is to award 10,000 scholarship treatment beds to addicts in need by the end of 2020. continue…
One Pill or Twelve Steps / The Fix
Putting down the drink? Hell, we’d put down that drink every time we passed out. Drugs like naltrexone might help with the first part of that standard AA chant: Don’t Drink. Go to Meetings. Help Another Alcoholic, but what do we do about the living life part? continue…
The Hangover Club / The Fix
The medical community will dry you out, detox you, and lately, it seems, they’ve jumped on the “if you can’t cure them, cash in” party bus. All of these “morning-after instant Dr. Feelgood IV cures” remove what generations of evolution built in for our own good: consequences. continue…
For the Rest of Us / The Fix
Philip Seymour Hoffman is dead. It’s always a shock when a celebrated entertainer dies, but a celebrity death due to drug abuse should not be any sadder than that of an unknown junkie. Artistic talent does not make a life any more valuable,  continue…

The Mouse, Her Kid, and Me / Drafthorse Literary Journal

Some things you remember even the bad parts being good. Heroin is like that, for one example. The Mouse for another. She looks the same, thinner, but tough. Still tough. Dark, gorgeous, hard. You could easily imagine her pulling a gun on you. It’s no strain to imagine her using it to shoot you. continue… 

Starvation as Source Material: Laia Abril’s “Thinspiration Fanzine” Turns Anorexia Into Art / xoJane
Part of what art is supposed to do is upset sensibilities and shake up the status quo. But there are other, unintended consequences. continue…

What “The Deuce” Got Wrong  /  BUST
Much in the same way TV and movies delete the laughter when portraying AA meetings, The Deuce has sucked all the fun out of Times Square.  continue…
Don’t Be That Guy  /  BUST
No means no. Really? Okay, so what about when she doesn’t say no? What about when she doesn’t say anything? That’s a loophole, right? It’s a get out of jail free card, isn’t it?  continue…
Can Revenge Porn Save Your Life? / BUST
Twenty-three women have filed suit against “Revenge Porn” site,, and their webhost, GoDaddy (as if GoDaddy wasn’t already on your shit list). continue…
The Name Game: Yours, or Ours, but Not Mine / BUST
So, you get married, and maybe you want to change your name to his. Or  join the ranks of the hyphen-ates. What if he wants to change his last name to yours? According to the Florida DMV that ‘only works for women’. continue…



Johns, Marks, Tricks, & Chickenhawks (Soft Skull, 2013) : “Dating for Dollars”
The Bust DIY Guide to Life: Making Your Way Through Every Day (STC Craft, 2011)
Hos, Hookers, Callgirls & Rentboys  
(Soft Skull, 2009) :  “Killing Time”
Cosmopolitan Bedside Quiz Book: Great Sex & Relationship Quizzes (Hearst, 2003)*
Penthouse-Between the Sheets (Grand Central Publishing, 2001)*
Bearing Life: Women’s Writing on Childlessness (Feminist Press, 2000): “Tie Me Up, Tie Me Off”
The BUST Guide to the New Girl Order (Penguin, 1999)*: “Lesson Number One”
Best American Erotica 1995 (Touchstone, 1995)*

*as Scarlett Fever


O, The Oprah Magazine : October 2015
O, The Oprah Magazine: October 2015
Tear: Premier 2011
Tear: Premier 2011
Bust: 2009
Bust: 2009
Playgirl : June 1997
Playgirl : June 1997
Penthouse : December 1995


Cosmopolitan : June 1997