Lisa K. Friedman, Author

LKF's essays appear in the New York Times and The Huffington Post, among other publications. She is the author of the books Cruise to Retribution, and Nothing to Lose.

Lisa keeps her diplomas over her washing machine, Hershey's chocolate in her nightstand and eats ice cream out of the container with a fork. She is never without a copy of Strunk and White's Elements of Style because "you never know when you’re going to need to conjugate."

And They Say Being a Writer is Easy…

Just went downstairs to get chicken from the freezer and I found a pile of insulation on the floor that should be in the ceiling. Then, I discovered a circle of flecks on the cement that turned out to be pieces of plastic pipe, also formerly part of the ceiling. Someone is burrowing in my ceilings. Oh my god. It’s an attack! I called the exterminator but he can’t come till tomorrow even though is pretty clear to me that I’m in imminent danger. I found three more piles of insulation refuse. What if it’s a muskrat? What’s a muskrat? Or it could be a beaver. They’re nasty. Do beavers come into the house?  I am at my desk wearing waders over my writing pajamas; I have a sword/yardstick clamped between my legs. Can’t be too careful.

And people think being a writer is easy.

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