An American fiction writer, she actually is known for such funny, bestselling short tale collections as Self-Help, Like Life, and Birds of America. Her books add a Gate in the Stairways and Anagrams. After graduating from St. Lawrence University or college, she relocated to Manhattan and worked well like a paralegal for just two years. Later on, she received an M.F.A. in Innovative Composing from Cornell University or college. Her works tend to be occur the Midwestern USA and cope with subjects such as for example failing associations and terminal ailments. She was raised in Glen Falls, NY. She admired the task of politics satirist Stephen Colbert.