These are my most recent and ongoing writing projects.
The Crimson Sofa: Travels in the Arabic Language
Forthcoming from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, fall 2015. Travelogue meets textbook. Thrilling confessions. Many gifts. Why learning Arabic can sometimes feel like such a hopeless task, and why it’s worth it.
Moon New Mexico, 9th edition
Moon Handbooks, July 2014. Complete coverage of the Land of Enchantment. Features an update blog for major changes, closures and more: www.moonnewmexico.com.
Moon Santa Fe, Taos & Albuquerque, 3rd edition
Moon Handbooks, April 2012. All the info on the major cities. Features an update blog for major changes, closures and more: www.moonsantafe.com.
Forking Fantastic! Put the Party back in Dinner Party
Gotham Books, 2009. Certainly the only book on entertaining to use the phrase “like potluck, but for your ass.” You can have a dinner party without having a nervous breakdown. More at www.forkingfantastic.com.
I have contributed to more than twenty guidebooks and travel compilations. These are many, but not all. (Missing: the first full book I wrote, Moon Metro Amsterdam, 2002.)