Mara Wilson Writes Stuff

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

Category: True Story

Me and My Saltines

Hey, emetophobes! Maybe don’t read this. Eat some Saltines instead. So let me explain my deep, abiding love for America’s favorite soda cracker. Saltines, to me, are more than a cracker. They are a lifesaver. It’s a bold statement, I know, and one that makes even less sense to those who grew up outside of […]

Remembering Robin

He always reminded me a little of my father. Robin Williams, as I knew him, was warm, gentle, expressive, nurturing, and brilliant. While it can be hard for me to remember filming Doubtfire, I’ve been flooded with memories in the past few days. It’s humbling to know I am one of the few people who was […]

Mara’s Kitchen #12, or The Stinging Smoothie

I make really good chocolate chip cookies. After years of trying different recipes, I have finally found one that yields delicious, chewy cookies just like my mom used to make. My cupcakes aren’t bad, either, and I’ve been teaching myself how to make gluten-free, sugar-free, and vegan baked treats for my friends with dietary restrictions […]

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 […]

Mara’s Kitchen #8: How To Smash a Glass Bottle of Olive Oil all Over Your Kitchen And Spend the Next Three Hours Cleaning It Up!

Welcome back to Mara’s Kitchen! Last time, I showed you How to Toast Bread in a Toaster Oven. (For those who missed it, the trick is to switch the setting from “Bake” to “Toast!”) Today, I was going to show you How to Make Cereal, but I’m switching it up a bit. Here is How […]