In the summer of 1982, renowned artist, Agnes Denes, planted a wheat field at the foot of the former Twin Towers in lower Manhattan. This haunting and ephemeral artwork was a meditation on the tension between man and nature, and provides the central focus for my new novel, The Food Inspector.
The Food Inspector, recently completed, is a literary novel that takes place in the near future and poses questions about our emotional relationship with nature in this time of climate change.
The Food Inspector, is about our longing for “home” when we are already there.
I am the author of Spent: Memoirs of a Shopping Addict (Little, Brown 2010). My memoir explores my life in New York, and the way shopping has impacted our lives in the past three decades. In our late capitalistic times, how and why we shop has become increasingly relevant with questions about sustainability now at the forefront.
As a freelance journalist I specialized in the area of fashion, art and particularly photography, and was a contributing essayist to the fashion photography book series, Fashion Images de Mode. Fashion, art, and photography world luminaries I have interviewed include, David Bailey, Vera Wang, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, and Vivienne Westwood.
Media appearances include: NBC’s Today Show, New York’s LX Television with Joan Rivers, AOL‘s Wallet Pop, Australia’s Today Tonight, and Jacques Peretti’s BBC Two series: The Man Who Made Us Spend.
I can be reached at: email@example.com