Articles & Essays2018-10-15T17:15:26+00:00

“Me, Me, Me and my Therapist”
Essay in the New York Times Opinionator-Couch column about preparing for my therapist’s vacation.
https://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/author/vivian-conan/


“Love at Second Sight”
Essay in Lilith about a new relationship between my mother and me.
https://www.lilith.org/articles/love-at-second-sight/


“We Meet At Last”
Unpublished story about a girl who lost her mother. A policeman helps reunite them.
I wrote this precursor to the Lilith essay in 1950, when I was eight.
Click here for PDF


“How to Survive a Business Trip When You Have Multiple Personalities”
Essay in Narratively about going on a business trip while battling mental illness.

“Divided She Stands”
Essay in New York magazine about multiple personality disorder.
Written under a pseudonym: Laura Emily Mason
http://www.new-landscape.com/nyc/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/nymag-1997.pdf


“Self-Service E.R.”
Essay in Ducts about accompanying my mother to the emergency room after a fall.
http://ducts.org/06_07/html/essays/conan.html


As a mentor with Girls Write Now, I read an essay in response to one written by my mentee, Rumer Legendre.
As a mentor with Girls Write Now, I read an essay in response to one written by my mentee, Maeve Slon.