Every Sunday I send out a new humorous essay, plus a digest of my ELLE.com Eric Reads the News columns from the week, skewering pop culture, politics, celebrity, shade, and schadenfreude.


I’m a Senior Staff writer at ELLE.com and the national bestselling author of Here for It, or, How to Save Your Soul in America and Reclaiming Her Time: The Power of Maxine Waters. I also host The Moth in Philly and DC. I’m here for stories—stories from the present moment, pop culture ephemera we can’t stop talking about, tales we should’ve heard about but didn’t. This newsletter is a little bit of all of that—formal essays, random asides, breaking news, and nostalgia.

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We have so much to talk about

What if Beyoncé drops an album? What if yet another White House cabinet member suddenly quits? What if Audra McDonald follows me on Twitter? I’m on the case! Plus, this newsletter contains info on appearances, random delights from the internet, and sneak peeks at my books before the hit the shelves.