UConn Today recently spoke with alumna Alena Dillon ’07 (CLAS) about her newly published collection of nonfiction humor essays, I Thought We Agreed to Pee in the Ocean, and Other Amusings from a Girl in Sweatpants (Martlet & Mare, 2013). In vignettes bearing such titles as “Romance Is Dead. I Killed It,” and “I Hate People, They’re the Worst,” Dillon shares the awkward moments and misadventures of her everyday life – from her disasters in babysitting to the crushing anxiety she endures at the hands of a disparaging boss better known as “Cruella.”
A native of Fairfield, Conn., Dillon has an English degree from UConn and an MFA from Fairfield University. She is an academic advisor and an adjunct professor of creative writing at St. Joseph’s College in Long Island, where she lives with her husband.