If Lisa Taddeo gets stoned, she tends to reach for the same snack: “Grilled cheese is my number one, ” says the American author, who occasionally smokes marijuana to help “crack the code” of whatever she’s working on at the time. Her method seems to be effective: Taddeo’s work has earned her two Pushcart prizes, one British Book Award and, for her first book, Three Women, 11 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list. The nonfiction story—which is now This story is from Kinfolk Issue Forty-Five Buy Now Related Stories Arts & Culture Issue 50 Angela Trimbur An all-out tour de force. Arts & Culture Issue 50 On the Shelf Writer Hua Hsu on faxes and friendship. Arts & Culture Issue 49 Jenny Odell The acclaimed author in search of lost time. Arts & Culture Issue 49 Amalie Smith The Danish arts writer finding clarity between the lines. Arts & Culture Issue 47 Julia Bainbridge On the life-enhancing potential of not drinking alcohol. Arts & Culture Food Issue 46 At Work With: Deb Perelman The little blog that could: An interview with Smitten Kitchen’s unflappable founder.