Jennifer Damico Staffwriter

Class of 2010


  • Anatomy of a Boyfriend

    In the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s, Judy Blume’s Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret was essential reading for young girls on the verge of puberty. The amusing and true-to-life narrative answers many of the questions its readers may have about their changing bodies and newly discovered sexualities. Daria Snadowsky’s Anatomy of a Boyfriend, which is dedicated to Judy Blume, attempts to update this ri...

    Pillbox | March 5, 2007
  • Let Pittsburgh Steel Your Heart

    Did you know that the Pittsburgh region is home to 466 bridges — more than any other city in the world? Regardless of whether you are a native-born Pittsburgher, permanent resident, or visitor, Joanne G. Sujansky’s Pittsburgh Will Steel Your Heart: 250 Reasons to Love Pittsburgh should be an interesting read. Written to honor the city’s 250th birthday in 2008, the book is packed with fun, amusin...

    Pillbox | February 26, 2007
  • A new year, a new body

    Losing weight often ranks high on people’s lists of New Year’s resolutions. Unfortunately, many people don’t even keep that resolution one month.

    Pillbox | January 22, 2007
  • Global health at Carnegie Mellon

    “Globalization” has become a common term that refers to topics like economics and technology, but now it is beginning to include the medical field as well. “Body, Mind, and Spirit: Prescriptions for Global Health,” the theme of Carnegie Mellon’s International Festival this year, was a way to introduce the public to current global health issues.

    Pillbox | November 6, 2006
  • Obama's Audacity of Hope

    The conventional wisdom in America is that our politicians lie. Barack Obama’s new book, however, is showing that honesty can get you places in American politics.

    Pillbox | October 30, 2006