I occasionally contribute essays to books on various pop-culture topics. It’s a great way to justify my television habit as “work.” Apologies if your favorite series imploded or went horribly wrong around the time one of these collections appeared. I’ve discovered that I seem to have a curse.
Edited by Jennifer O’Connell, published by Pocket Books A tribute to Judy Blume. My essay, “Freaks, Geeks, and Adolescent Revenge Fantasies,” revisits the novel Deenie from a different perspective.