Reflections on Identity

Buying Bananas Brought Me to My Knees

An existential crisis at the grocery store

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A few days after I delivered my first child to college, I went to the grocery store. I shop almost every day, unwilling to plan meals more than a day ahead, finding that whatever quantity I bought in advance would be all wrong and have to be adjusted according to…

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Author of AVAILABLE: A Very Honest Account of Life After Divorce (Boro/HarperUK June ‘21; coming in May ‘22 from Harper360). Mom of three, New Yorker.

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Laura Friedman Williams

Laura Friedman Williams

Author of AVAILABLE: A Very Honest Account of Life After Divorce (Boro/HarperUK June ‘21; coming in May ‘22 from Harper360). Mom of three, New Yorker.

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