ByRanda Jarrar

Randa Jarrar is the author of a novel, A Map of Home. Her work has appeared in Salon, The New York Times Magazine, Oxford American, and others. You can follow her @randajarrar.

  1. I am never, ever living with a partner again. There are many reasons for this, but mostly, I hate having boring conversations. I was reminded of my hatred for boring conversations when I was hanging out with married friends of mine one morning. Here were two highly intelligent people—he, an attorney, and she, an anthropology professor—discussing the location of their dog’s chew toy, instructions on accessing a locker where some ski poles may or may…