Robert Goolrick is the author of the 2007 memoir, The End of the World as We Know It, and the novel A Reliable Wife, which recently won the NAIBA award for Novel of the Year for 2009.

Quitting the site may be a professional mistake, but Robert Goolrick says he no longer feels embraced by Facebook, but invaded. Friends no longer post anything of substance—and what’s with the ads for Jewish summer camp?

As a fellow child rape victim, hearing Roman Polanski’s supporters cite his filmmaking to justify his freedom brings the injustice of that incident flooding back.