By S. H. Carlyle

S.H. Carlyle is a humor writer whose work has been featured on McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, American Public Media’s The Dinner Party Download, and various other places. He has been described as “off-putting,” “creepy,” and "please just pay your bill and leave."

  1. Previously by S.H. Carlyle: Tips on Interviewing Your Doula Piggyback of Maniacal Laughter: Bride gets on groom's back. Groom holds her up and turns with a smile, as if to say "How did YOU get up there?" Woman offers wry smile in return, perhaps implying: "How about YOU carry ME for a while, the same way I carried you for two years while you were finishing that PhD you're not using." This Barn is…

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  2. No decision in life will be as complex and difficult as the selection of your doula. The hopes of so many young families have been dashed simply by selecting a doula who is inexperienced or hostile or simply not in fact a doula but a bike courier. You’ll want to prepare for the interview process thoroughly to avoid some of the common pitfalls of doula selection, or “doulection,” as some people (not many)

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