A Man, His Mother, and the Ballet


Jesse Eisenberg, known for playing Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network, has published a Shouts & Murmurs column at The New Yorker titled “My Mother Explains the Ballet to Me.”

Characterized by one-sided, rapid-fire conversation, the result is a frank, humorous scene of a mother chastising her adult son at the ballet.

Abigail Bereola is a writer and the Books Editor for The Rumpus. On Twitter, @sherarelytweets. More from this author →