About Lauren Grodstein

Lauren Grodstein is the author of a collection of stories, The Best of Animals, and a novel, Reproduction is the Flaw of Love. She currently teaches creative writing at Rutgers University. 

Like a Virgin: Family

Like a Virgin: Family
By September 11, 2007

Two years ago this week, my little sister announced she was pregnant. I responded with Giuliani-like grace: “You’ve got to be joking—no way can you afford a baby. I mean, come on, you can barely afford your dog’s food.” Needless … Read More

Are Christians More Tolerant Than Jews?

Are Christians More Tolerant Than Jews?
By March 9, 2007

Often, I find myself sneering at Christians in a way that would be completely intolerable were my aim squared at any other cultural group. Making your kids pay for college themselves? Goyish. Not serving food with drinks? Goyish. Intelligent design? … Read More

Jewess Studies

Jewess Studies
By November 15, 2006

In France, they called me Monica—and boy, was that the joke that wouldn’t quit. They chuckled “Monica” when I walked down the street, winked “Monica” when I picked up a baguette, sniggered “Monica” when I bought a bottle of wine … Read More