Self Portrait with iPhone

Newly single in her mid-50s, Pam Mandel swipes through dozens of selfies, including her own.

Author: Pam Mandel
Source: Longreads
Published: May 13, 2020
Length: 9 minutes (2,453 words)

A Second Passport

In this personal essay, instead of returning home after a trip to Israel like most Birthright tourists do, Pam Mandel goes on to Egypt, and beyond.

Author: Pam Mandel
Source: Longreads
Published: Feb 1, 2019
Length: 14 minutes (3,605 words)

Exodus in the Ozarks

A travel essay in which, at a theater in Branson, Missouri, Pam Mandel finds an unexpected plot twist in a very familiar story.

Author: Pam Mandel
Source: Longreads
Published: Jun 4, 2018
Length: 9 minutes (2,441 words)

My Favorite Animal Longreads of 2016

“Not all my favorite animal reads this year are about dogs, or even directly about animals, they’re more about the complex ways humans interact with and react to animals. Some of these are a reach, but they’re all excellent reads with animals (in one case, a Triassic period aquatic crustacean, no really) as the instigator.”

Author: Pam Mandel
Source: Longreads
Published: Dec 20, 2016
Length: 4 minutes (1,138 words)