Posts by: Lisa Mecham
You know it’s a small world when you devour a book and you Google the author because you want to profess your undying love for her words and you notice she gave a reading at The Last Bookstore in October and you text Zoë Ruiz and she reminds you that you were, in fact, at that reading and hey, remember that one author who read from her book and you really liked it?...more
Doris Lessing’s The Golden Notebook rested on my parent’s bookshelf alongside The Second Sex, The Feminine Mystique and The Edible Woman. As a girl, I liked to peek at the books in this particular grouping as if I could sense their power, even if I was too young to understand the feminist movement they were a part of....more
In David’s Inferno: My Journey Through the Dark Woods of Depression, David Blistein retraces the diagnosis of his complicated depressive disorder and deftly captures the elusive nature of the illness:
The experience of it being so unspeakably bright out there and so dark in here is one of the most humiliating aspects of depression.