The Lonely Islands

“There’s a false promise in the perfection of a Nancy Meyers kitchen.”

Source: Curbed
Published: May 4, 2020
Length: 7 minutes (1,994 words)

What Do We Do With Feelings Now That They Don’t Matter Anymore?

Sarah Miller thinks about climate change and other current horrors, and what it’s like just being sad forever.

Source: Longreads
Published: Mar 11, 2020
Length: 7 minutes (1,800 words)

The Diet Industrial Complex Got Me, and It Will Never Let Me Go

There’s participating in the body positivity movement and then there’s actual body positivity, and one’s a lot harder — impossible, for some — than the other.

Published: Feb 26, 2020
Length: 8 minutes (2,102 words)

Darkness on the Edge of Cougartown

On the brink of 50, Sarah Miller makes peace with being 10 years older than her boyfriend, and stops wasting time wishing she were younger.

Source: The Cut
Published: Oct 1, 2019
Length: 8 minutes (2,235 words)

The Best Abortion Ever

“It lasted about ten seconds. I was just about to say, ‘This really hurts,’ when, suddenly, it didn’t hurt anymore, and the doctor was snapping off her gloves.”

Source: The Cut
Published: Jun 19, 2019
Length: 9 minutes (2,277 words)

The Movie Assassin

This personal essay by Sarah Miller has gone viral and divided Twitter. Those who love the piece — about Miller’s struggle in 1996 to get away with panning “The English Patient” for an alt weekly paper — appreciate her brutal honesty and her irreverence toward the Serious Film establishment.

Source: Popula
Published: Sep 30, 2018
Length: 22 minutes (5,578 words)

The Doctor Will See You Now

A personal essay in which Sarah Miller eulogizes her mother’s black sheep brother.

Source: Longreads
Published: Oct 23, 2017
Length: 10 minutes (2,614 words)

High Spirits

When a beverage writer takes a trip to Japan to learn about sochu, she gets lost and learns more about how poor a planner she is.

Source: The Awl
Published: Jan 4, 2017
Length: 15 minutes (3,934 words)

The Mystery of Carl Miller

What if your last name is just the word that comes after your first name?

Source: Longreads
Published: Jul 21, 2016
Length: 9 minutes (2,438 words)

Death to the Maxi Dress: A Manifesto

Writer Sarah Miller expresses her feelings about a certain fashion trend.

Source: Jezebel
Published: May 7, 2015
Length: 7 minutes (1,900 words)