Marjorie Ingall is a columnist for Tablet magazine. She has written for many other magazines and newspapers, including Self (contributing writer), Glamour (contributing editor), The New York Times, Redbook, Seventeen, Ms., Food & Wine, Wired, and the late, lamented Sassy, where she was the senior writer and health editor. She is the co-author of Hungry, written with the model Crystal Renn (Simon & Schuster, 2009), author of The Field Guide to North American Males (Henry Holt, 1997), and co-author of Smart Sex (Simon & Schuster, 1998), a sexual education guide for teenagers.
I love Josie's smell. It's the most divine mish-mosh of vanilla bean, warm cat and tomato plant. Her smell is as vivid as her laugh, which is deep and startlingly un-baby-like. She sounds like…Phyllis Diller, or a velour-jogging-suit-wearing pack-a-day smoker in Boca. When you take away the toy taxi she's just stolen from another baby in Tompkins Square Park, she flails and screams in mortal agony. When she sees a bus, her entire body goes rigid with joy. Her legs stick straight out, her toes splay, her eyes… >> Read More