I am a voracious reader and every week I come across either a book, online piece or website I want to share with others. I’ve decided to curate these gems and highlight them on Friday. I hope you find these faves as insightful as I do.
- If you don’t read anything else today, please read 427:Ten Years Without Jen, Twenty-Six by Matt Zoller Seitz. It is about the messy revelations of this glorious and beautiful life. I learn a new truth with every read. A brief excerpt: “The only thing I can say for sure is that when you give yourself permission to just live—to fall apart when you need to, to feel whatever you’re feeling, to make mistakes and own them, to forgive yourself for what’s recognizably human, to make amends for egregious behavior to the extent that such a thing is possible, to let bad moments and bad days roll off your back instead of masochistically marinating in them—you get through it all with your sanity intact.”
- If you are smarter, are you happier? The Atlantic presents interesting points in the piece, Why So Many Smart People Aren’t Happy by Joe Pinsker.
- Are you worried about wrinkles, aging and the loss of beauty? Amanda Peet is too. Read her perspective in Amanda Peet: Never Crossing the Botox Rubicon. She articulates the obvious, but poignant point: “Since we’re all going to get wrinkly and die, maybe we’ve got to move in the direction of acceptance about that.”
- “The people I love the most are the ones who don’t disappear. They stay, steadfast, nearby. We all have full lives. We are all busy. Someone reminded me recently of how fiercely I believe that, and of the fallacy of the “I’m too busy” excuse. Regardless of that reality, the truest friends are the ones who make a point of saying ‘how are you? I’m here. Of not slipping off even when things are difficult.” I adore Lindsey’s writing and her piece Checking in, paying attention, and friendship resonated in the deepest way.
What were your favorite reads this week?