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BookTubeiversary! & Q&A [OPEN] http://bit.ly/1j85N2J (by robotnic)

Book Review: S. by JJ Abrams & Doug Dorst http://bit.ly/1j6VqfR
Thanks, Siri.

“January 11, 1965, was a bright warm day in Southern California, the kind of day when Catalina floats on the Pacific horizon and the air smells of orange blossoms and it is a long way from the bleak and difficult East, a long way from the cold, a long way from the past.”

—   Joan Didion, Some Dreamers of the Golden Dream

“It is unimaginably hard to do this, to stay conscious and alive in the adult world day in and day out.”

—   David Foster Wallace

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Longform Podcast #64: Gay Talese

Kinda thought he was a bit of an ornery old man.

Then I read his stuff.

Now I am in awe.

jessicafurseth:

Heartburn / Nora Ephron, 1983.
This book is full of laugh-out-loud moments, even if it’s quite negative on the prospect of marriage ever working out. I guess I can’t really object to that last bit though, as the blurb is clear: ‘Heartburn’ is about a woman whose husband has an affair while she’s pregnant. Ephron, who based the plot on her own experience, writes in the 2004 introduction: “It is one of the most fascinating things to me about the whole episode: he cheated on me, and then got to behave as if he was the one who had been wronged because I wrote about it!” 
She manages to be funny where you’d think she’d be just furious, although sometimes I’d have liked her to be a bit angrier. But Nora Ephron is a genius. The best parts - and there are a great many - are when she drops in her scolding observations: “I was fascinated by the story. I couldn’t believe that anyone would be so sexually driven that he might actually skip lunch - and after an auction! I think of myself as a healthy person with a strong sex drive, but it’s never occurred to me to forgo meals.” 

Loved this book. Read it!

jessicafurseth:

Heartburn / Nora Ephron, 1983.

This book is full of laugh-out-loud moments, even if it’s quite negative on the prospect of marriage ever working out. I guess I can’t really object to that last bit though, as the blurb is clear: ‘Heartburn’ is about a woman whose husband has an affair while she’s pregnant. Ephron, who based the plot on her own experience, writes in the 2004 introduction: It is one of the most fascinating things to me about the whole episode: he cheated on me, and then got to behave as if he was the one who had been wronged because I wrote about it!”

She manages to be funny where you’d think she’d be just furious, although sometimes I’d have liked her to be a bit angrier. But Nora Ephron is a genius. The best parts - and there are a great many - are when she drops in her scolding observations: “I was fascinated by the story. I couldn’t believe that anyone would be so sexually driven that he might actually skip lunch - and after an auction! I think of myself as a healthy person with a strong sex drive, but it’s never occurred to me to forgo meals.” 

Loved this book. Read it!

(via Paper Moon)