You Have No Idea How Tired Parents Are Right Now

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I woke up this morning and stared at the wall for twenty minutes. I went downstairs for coffee, came back up to write and wound up watching an episode of Dickinson on my laptop. I got out a little bracelet of prayer beads and sat in meditation for as long…

Author of “Trainwreck” (Melville House, ‘16) and “Dead Blondes and Bad Mothers” (Melville House, ‘19). Columns published far and wide across the Internet.

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Jude Ellison S. Doyle

Jude Ellison S. Doyle

Author of “Trainwreck” (Melville House, ‘16) and “Dead Blondes and Bad Mothers” (Melville House, ‘19). Columns published far and wide across the Internet.

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