Mara Wilson Writes Stuff

Hi. My name is Mara. Sometimes I write stuff.

Category: Short

The Time I Met Neil deGrasse-Tyson

Scientists are to me what rock stars and famous actors are to everyone else. One of my favorites is Dr. Neil deGrasse-Tyson. He’s brilliant, hilarious, an eloquent writer, and full of wonder about the universe. He’s the rightful  heir to Carl Sagan, which is a great thing to be, and a true New Yorker. I love […]

Wilson v. Glass, Round Two

Last night I went to a midnight screening of Mike Birbiglia’s Sleepwalk With Me. It was hilarious and poignant and I highly recommend it. However, Mike Birbiglia’s good friend and benefactor, Ira Glass, was there to shake hands and thank people for coming. As some of you already know, Mr. Glass and I aren’t on the […]

A Plea to Potential Parents (Or, “His Name Wasn’t Really David”)

Living in New York has made me shy. It’s possible that I have just become more introverted in recent years, but I think the city is to blame. Being around millions of people who want nothing more than to be left alone so they can carry out their business means learning to hesitate before saying anything. […]

Sometimes I Write, and Sometimes I Do Other Stuff

Here are two quick examples of the latter: 1. I am on a podcast! Listen to me tell a story (about being a little Jewish girl in a Christmas movie) with some amazingly talented people. All credit is due to Emma, of the hilarious and deservedly popular blog FUCK! I’m in my twenties. 2. Remember […]

What No One Ever Tells You About Being Mildly Famous

I woke up this morning feeling sick to my stomach. Usually when I’m feeling ill I like to rest up and imagine my white blood cells as tiny warriors in the most just war ever. (“Fight on, little guys.”) But today that wasn’t enough, and after many failed attempts at keeping food down, I ended […]