Sarah Watson

Sarah Watson is a Chicago-based freelance writer and book critic. She holds a BA in English and philosophy from Providence College, an MA in English education from Northern Illinois University, and an Illinois teaching certificate (making her a certified word nerd). She has too many books and not enough shelf space. Find her on Twitter @sarahkwatson11.

How Should a Family Eat? ‘The Middlesteins’

An Astronaut Loses it All in ‘The Infinite Tides’

‘My Heart Is an Idiot’ Celebrates Love, Solidarity, and Adventure

‘Occupy’ is Passionate, but Not Pragmatic

Fancy Parties, Typing and Dog Walking: ‘The Receptionist: An Education at The New Yorker’

Fluent and Poetic: Adam Wilson’s ‘Flatscreen’

Maurice Sendak and the Middle School Wild Things

Alison Bechdel’s ‘Are You My Mother?’ Reveals a Graphic, Independent Mind

There’s a Lot of Teeth Gnashing in Elisabeth Badinter’s ‘The Conflict’

A Conversation with Rachel Maddow: 21 April 2012 – Milwaukee

On President Obama’s Mother: ‘A Singular Woman’ and Her Egalitarian Spirit

In ‘No Higher Honor’, Condoleezza Rice Reflects on Her Time in the White House