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Sarah Deming
Brooklyn author and woman about town
Interests: literature, yoga, food, wine, mythology, boxing
Recent Activity
Please head over to for updates on my new novel, Gravity! Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2019 at The Spiral Staircase
For the past six years, I've been coaching and tutoring at NYC Cops and Kids, a nonprofit community boxing gym in Brooklyn. The gym has become my second family, and I feel lucky every day to come to work. Boxing... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2018 at The Spiral Staircase
Many thanks to my friend and yoga student, Jai, for giving me a place to go to finish my novel GRAVITY. Here's a scene I cut from the novel. Takes place at the gift shop at the Great Wall of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2018 at The Spiral Staircase
Warning: This post contains inflammatory language, because I am mildly inflamed after a weird week of stupidly arguing about politics with everybody, eating too many sandwiches, and getting zero work done. A few weeks ago, a young man at the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2017 at The Spiral Staircase
Look who rolled though town this week! Claressa Shields was appearing on the Harry Connick Jr show as a surprise to an eleven-year-old who idolized her. But they had a surprise for Claressa, too: her new WBC title belt. It... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2017 at The Spiral Staircase
I was having too much fun to blog. Paris was supposed to be a writing retreat, but so many of my friends were passing through that it wound up being like Rick's Cafe in Casablanca. My hostess Annie was impossibly... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2017 at The Spiral Staircase
I'm killing six hours in Charles de Gaule while I wait for Annie to fetch me. Paris, where everyone looks beautiful and even being sleep-deprived in an airport feels luxurious. I met Annie five years ago in the Paris metro.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2017 at The Spiral Staircase
My summer project is to get out of the city as much as possible, ostensibly to write my boxing novel but so far just to procrastinate, hence this blog post, and malinger, which is my new favorite word. This week... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2017 at The Spiral Staircase
2015 Yoni ki Raat cast, via Facebook I was mildly dreading the South Asian Vagina Monologues, but Rati got me a ticket. So I drank some gin and hunkered down for the two-hour show. My dread was three-fold. 1. I... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2017 at The Spiral Staircase
Fun week of parties to celebrate this new anthology. Deadspin and Soho House were great hosts. I'm honored to be included among these fabulous essays, including Charles Ferrell's Why I Fixed Fights, Carlo Rotella's poetic profile of BHop, and a... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2017 at The Spiral Staircase
My bff, a beautiful writer concerned with serious matters, is forever forwarding me articles like 17 Dicks You Wish You Could Get Your Hands On and Why I won't date hot women anymore. I try to keep from clicking, but... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2017 at The Spiral Staircase
It’s been a rough few days in the Iverson-Deming household, what with this whole the-Internet-thinks-my-husband-hates-women thing. If you’re not up on the fray, while Ethan and I were on the dumb jazz cruise and I was laid up with a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2017 at The Spiral Staircase
I put a Moleskine in the pocket of my coat but didn't take notes on the march. Let the youngsters do the heavy lifting. The Lower East Side Girls Club had serious podcasting and banner-making chops. Photos by Sue Jaye... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2017 at The Spiral Staircase
I started this blog eight years ago, and one of my first posts was a little prose poem about my fatherless childhood. A few weeks later, my dad called to wish me a happy birthday. I picked up, even though... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2015 at The Spiral Staircase
Just back from Vegas, where I covered the Burlesque Hall of Fame weekend for Penthouse Forum. Here I am with my dear friend Peekaboo (in the see-through dress and pasties) and her crew of starlets and dandies. Peekaboo competed for... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2015 at The Spiral Staircase
My recap of the Superfight is here. Other recent fights: Klitschko vs Jennings, Brooklyn undercard, and eye candy at the weigh-in. Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2015 at The Spiral Staircase
Debi warned me not to bring just any shoes to her shoemaker, as he has been known to deny service to footwear he considers gauche. I waited until I had two pairs of vintage heels from Ethan's 90-year-old piano teacher... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2015 at The Spiral Staircase
My husband really gets into it about jazz drumming and race over at Do the Math. Tonight he plays in the solo piano showcase at the Village Vanguard, part of an exciting week of programming coordinated by Jason Moran to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2015 at The Spiral Staircase
If I've been cranky lately, it's because we're still living out of suitcases. After piling all our belongings in heaps in garbage bags and demolishing the ceilings, the workmen have now taken a mysterious six week break. Some kind of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2015 at The Spiral Staircase
It started in our upstairs neighbors' place, probably due to some old wiring. When the firemen finally let us back in, the back half of our apartment was pretty much destroyed. It coulda been much worse. Our bedroom furniture was... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2015 at The Spiral Staircase
All press is good press, and so I was happy to see the Atlantic paying attention to my grimy, girly corner of the sporting world. Kate Jenkins's sympathetic piece looks at the pressure on women fighters to market themselves as... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2015 at The Spiral Staircase
Claressa Shields, reigning Olympic and World Champion, came to visit my gym yesterday! Bottom row (Left to Right): Nyisha "Siyah" Goodluck, Me, Little Nick Scaturchio, Claressa "T-Rex" Shields, Chris "BHopp" Colbert Top Row: Tara Ciccone, Mo, Hamza Alhumaidi, Reshat "The... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2014 at The Spiral Staircase
The motto on the kerchief I bought at the MacDowell Colony gift shop - "To once again be enfolded in the warm embrace of your tender shelter" – pretty much sums it up. This retreat was one of the best... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2014 at The Spiral Staircase
My last fight card for a while. Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2014 at The Spiral Staircase
I'm calling it quits for the summer before I head to MacDowell for five weeks. Please read my open letter to Gennady Golovkin over at Stiff Jab; he might be my new favorite fighter. Saturday I headed to Atlantic City... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2014 at The Spiral Staircase