Living Hey! Thanks for stopping by. I can be hard to explain, but really it’s pretty simple. I think and write about literature, culture, and how new technologies are changing how and what we write. Also, Cleveland. First, a bunch of credential-type stuff: I am a writer, editor and professor. My book, A Skeptic’s Guide To Writers’ Houses, has been hailed as “a remarkable book: part travelogue, part rant, part memoir, part literary analysis and urban history” and called “relentlessly witty.” I co-edited Rust Belt Chic: The Cleveland Anthology, published in September 2012, and co-maintain the companion website Rust Belt Chic. I have published articles in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Wired, The Believer, Dwell, GOOD, The Oxford American, The American Prospect, The Washington Post, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and many other publications. I’ve been appeared on NPR’s Weekend Edition, The Diane Rehm Show and Talk of the Nationand been interviewed by The New York Times, Newsweek, U.S.A. Today and elsewhere. I have written dozens of book reviews for B&N Review, The Washington Post, Mother Jones, Paste, Jewish Review of Books, Salon and elsewhere. My article “Handwriting Is History,” was chosen to be anthologized in The Best Technology Writing 2010 and I co-edited Writing Material: From Plato To the Digital Age. What’s that? You don’t really care about all that stuff? Well, here’s a bit about what I do when I’m not writing. I am currently on leave from my position as Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Composition & English at Oberlin College, where I have taught for 15 years (and yes, I did go to Oberlin too, so I’m one of those alum/faculty twofers). But I have not given up teaching: I offer courses, workshops and individual editing/coaching on writing. My goal with these courses is to improve access to freelancing for women and academics. Maybe that isn’t what you thought this whole “Living” thing was about? Try this: I live in Shaker Heights, Ohio. I’m a Cleveland booster, an impatient gardener and a constant twitterer. But most importantly, I’m the charmed mother of a very funny tween teenager. He manages to mention armageddon at least once a day, but he’s really quite sweet. But don’t tell him I told you: he “hates all unwanted attention.” (Clearly, he is not like his mother.) Okay okay, maybe I don’t know what you want to know. Just ask! You can reach me at annetrubek[at]gmail.com.