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Aug14

Book Tour: The Ghost in the House

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Two years ago this month I checked myself into the psyche ward at a local hospital due to a debilitating bout of postpartum depression. My daughter was six months old, and I had been fighting feelings of hopelessness and anxiety since her birth. I had battled depression in college, and in the years leading up […]

Aug08
Because Dubious Hodgepodge Would be a Great Name for a Rock Band

Because Dubious Hodgepodge Would be a Great Name for a Rock Band

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BUT FIRST, LET ME GET ALL META ON YOUR ASS With a question from…me! Whoa. Dear Amalah, Do you have any words of advice for future question submitters about how they can help YOU help THEM? Also, why do all your pop culture references date from before 1999, you big fat lame-o? Amalah Yes! I […]

Aug08

Well Aware I Can’t Dance

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My older sister inherited completely different parts of our parents’ DNA than I did, and consequently we look nothing alike. She got my mother’s curves and body-type, womanly in every line and shape, whereas my appearance is much like my father’s in that my only curve is the tip of my pointy chin. My sister […]

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Aug01
Because My Laptop Battery is About to Die ThisVerySecondWhoops

Because My Laptop Battery is About to Die ThisVerySecondWhoops

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I am writing this week’s column on the plane, while on my way to BlogHer. Whooo! Dedication! Multi-tasking! The guy in the seat next to me repeatedly whacking my elbows and reading over my shoulder! (HI. WHAT. STOP LOOKING AT MY BOOBS.) This also means, however, that I had to select questions that I could […]

Jul25

On becoming an Anglophile

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Because I began my freshman year of college toward the beginning of the nineties, my music collection was filled with what you might expect for a white kid who, while living away from home for the first time, decided that she was the first person in the history of the world who ever had to […]

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Jul18
Because Handbags and Babies and Panties, Oh My!

Because Handbags and Babies and Panties, Oh My!

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Dear Almighty Amalah, I love your blog and I share your love for Coach handbags. Luckily I have received two over the years as gifts. However, that was several years ago and they are showing signs of wear, particularly in the bindings. A friend told me that Coach will recondition and rebind its bags, but […]

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