I think you are asking me, in the most tactful way possible, about my own...– Janet Malcolm, The Paris Review.
Incredibly Soothing Writers Balm (by Robert Caro)
I sometimes work in the Allen Room in the NYPL, and it is indeed the greatest resource this city has for people toiling away on projects seemingly without end, reason, or fellow travelers. This was sent to me by Jack (labohrertorium.tumblr.com) and I have reread it a great deal since. I got to hang with Caro last year and talk biography, and he’s as close to a Superman that this weird and...
I became the ewe lamb for a group of lively wolves that included an equerry to...– You should all really read Sheilah Graham’s College of One, which will be re-issued by Melville House in May (Or you know, my book that touches on her life w/Fitzgerald when it comes out in EONS). This is far from the most awkward thing that happens in it. FAR FROM IT.
The Big Four (Debutantes) →
This is the only Final Four I care about right now.
Biographies of famous horses and lives of the saints are among my favorite...– Me, too, Caroline Kennedy… me, too. (via labohrertorium)
One way of being American — it was Hemingway’s, for example —...– Andre LeVot
I think I knew that I wasn’t really that good. I knew that when I read books, I...– Jennifer Egan, here.
Girls, if you’re that age, might seem fun, funny, deeply-relatable and give a...– Laura Dern on Enlightened (via synecdoche)
Rosamund Bernier = EVERYTHING.
Liz Colville: & the wind she blew like hell →
lizcolville: In the 1950s, a man from Perth named Ben Carlin decided he wanted to circumnavigate the globe in an amphibious jeep, an optimistic-sounding land-and-water vehicle developed by the U.S. military and which Carlin first encountered while he was serving in the Indian Army. After he got his hands… Read Liz on this story, and then the story at the Atavist. Sounds awesome.
Book Deal of the Day:
rachelfershleiser: Leanne Shapton, Sheila Heti, and Heidi Julavits’s WOMEN IN CLOTHES, a series of conversations, interviews, essays, photographs, and drawings, with contributions from writers and artists including Miranda July, Zadie Smith, Rivka Galchen, and Eileen Myles, that explore ideas about beauty, style, and how women decide to put themselves together. WHOOOOOOOA. I love women in...
All the songs I like I am putting here. Listen if you want!