The Wait

On the agonizing waiting period after an inconclusive ultrasound and whether there is such a thing as a good miscarriage.

Source: Lenny
Published: Feb 15, 2017
Length: 10 minutes (2,596 words)

Can Molly Save a Marriage?

An excerpt from A Really Good Day, Ayelet Waldman’s memoir on experimenting with microdoses of LSD to treat a mood disorder.

Source: Lenny
Published: Jan 4, 2017
Length: 7 minutes (1,903 words)

Every Year The Tree

Melissa Chadburn’s moving recollection of the Christmas trees of her difficult youth—from the ones she lifted from a grocery warehouse near the home for girls she lived in, to the ones she’d cart home from Home Depot in her twenties, to the one she picked out with her partner, at 33.

Source: Lenny
Published: Dec 14, 2016
Length: 7 minutes (1,984 words)

Good-bye Uterus, Good Riddance

“​A couple of weeks ago, I decided to invite a few friends out for cocktails to toast to my last period.” Longreads contributor A.N. Devers on preparing for a hysterectomy after being diagnosed with endometriosis and adenomyosis.

Source: Lenny
Published: Nov 19, 2015
Length: 8 minutes (2,085 words)