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Plus One book is a comedic take on bread-winning women & stay at home husband in contemporary Los Angeles by Christopher Noxon, house husband freelance writer. The site also includes a selection of articles, house husband stories and unpublished pieces from Los Angeles-based freelance writer Christopher Noxon.


LA Times Review of ‘Out on Wire’

LA Times, Aug 20, 2015

Jessica Abel’s new graphic novel on the rise of narrative nonfiction radio (think This American Life and Radiolab) is a love letter from one blossoming genre to another.

Essay for the Mid: My wife outearns me and I’m OK with that

The Mid, April 16, 2015

The backstory of PLUS ONE involves a midlife crisis and a thankfully abandoned plan to open an artisanal bead shop.

Huffpo Essay on Douchebag Dads

Huffington Post, April 23, 2015

Face it daddies: we can be real douchebags.

Thus begins click-baity, confessional essay I wrote for the Huffington Post on stay-at-home dads in which I come clean about my own insecurities and the grain of insecure inspiration that spawned PLUS ONE.

New Yorker Talk of the Town: Prodigy

New Yorker, April 23, 2012

My piece on teen chef Flynn McGarry brought national attention to a culinary wunderkind who had been serving up elaborate 10-course tasting meals in his mom’s living room.

Sh’ma Essay: Nouns Versus Verbs

Published in Sh'ma, a monthly Jewish journal, April 2013

I was asked to contribute an essay for a special issue “on the communal impact - over the past decade or so - as Jews by choice and ‘fellow travelers’ have assumed positions of communal leadership.”

Details feature: Fetishization of the Jewess

Details magazine

The December issue of Details includes my feature on the fetishization of hot Jewish women. Read on for quick, snappy, not-terribly-deep take on “JILFS,” semi-observant hardcore queen Joanna Angel and the glory of frum porn.

Details feature: “Are You Jealous of Your Kid?”

Details magazine

Flame-bating feature on wellspring of resentment that builds up among over-involved parents as they create ever-more-awesome educational and enrichment opportunities for their precious progeny.

Michael Lewis book review in LA Times

Published in book review section of LA Times

Finally getting around to posting this review from LA Times of Michael Lewis’ daddy memoir. I love Lewis’ style, but in the end felt weirdly depressed reading his cynical take on the basic drudgery of raising kids…

Parents urge kids to live on the wild side

"Family Life" column, distributed by Reuters

On recent family trip to Denmark, wife and I loved how dangerous everything was—perilous play equipment, no bike helmets, creaky amusement park rides. Got me thinking about sanctity of safety among parents at home and recent books that celebrate virtues of sketchy situations for kids…

Adventures in Family Air Travel

"Family Life" column, distributed by Reuters

That dad with the hyper disruptive brats two rows back? I’m that guy. In this essay-as-desperate-apology, I try to make amends and imagine an airline geared specifically for families…

Is my son a dick, or is he two?

Published by Salon

My son bullies me, insults his mother and once punched an old man in the nuts. I know it’s probably just a phase. But what if it isn’t? Check out the insane letters of response here.

When treating kids like royalty has to stop

Published by Reuters, June 18, 2008

Commentary on how kids today are spoiled and coddled became a more limited but truthful account of how I spoil and coddle my kid.

Parents, unite! Ban birthday party blowouts

Published by Reuters, May 5, 2008

Latest Family Life column is parental call to arms to stop the madness around kiddie birthday parties. Si se puede!

Hear ye, hear ye! My parenting manifesto!

Published by Reuters, April 23, 2008

Family Life column on Parenting Manifestos, including a few self-evident foundational truths of my own…

Boys, Guns and the ‘Bang Bang Gene’

Published by Reuters, March 25, 2008

Family Life column for Reuters on boys, guns and the “bang bang gene.”

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