Literary events in and around NYC this week!
Tags: Ali Levin, Alice Sola Kim, Allie Rowbottom, Amir Khan, Angel Nafis, Ann Roisman, Anne Tyler, Annie Fulham Sullivan, Breena Clarke, Caitlin Corrigan, Camonghne Felix, Crystal Hana Kim, Dana Jaye, Daniel Owen, Diana Goetsch, Elizabeth Acevedo, Elizabeth Palamara, Elizabeth Searle, Georgia Clark, Janice Eidus, Jon Ronson, Julie Buntin, Katie Henry, laura van den berg, Lauren Moseley, Lee Kahrs, Leslie Jamison, Maddie Braun, Maeve Higgins, Maggie Lehrman, Parker Menzimer, R. O. Kwon, Roy Scranton, Safia Elhillo, Stefanie Pintoff, Stephanie Rogers, Steve Dalachinsky, Susan Elia MacNeal, Vanessa Wils, Yuko Otomo
Here’s a list of wonderful books that look at physical and mental health from many different perspectives. By the time we read through the entire list, maybe Congress will have come to their senses.
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Robert Glancy discusses his sophomore novel,
Please Do Not Disturb, growing up under a dictatorship, borrowing and stealing from reality, and his love of proverbs. ...more
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Instagram: an app powerful enough to blow a million Think Pieces to smithereens in everything it says about female relations. ...more
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What makes this book an uncomfortable, if distant, cousin of GamerGate and men’s rights activist logic is that it, too, relies on a series of false equivalencies and muddy distinctions in order to elevate being shamed on social media to epic proportions. These sorts of distortions are dangerous because they minimize — and even threaten […]
With the recent spate of writing about sociopathy—including Jon Ronson’s The Psychopath Test and a New York Times story on possibly psychopathic children—it was only a matter of time before we got a firsthand account from someone who actually has the disorder. That someone is M. E. Thomas, and a chapter from her new book Confessions of a Sociopath […]
A “non-stop, fascinatingly meandering, frequently interrupting, talking-over-each-other, freewheeling kind of conversation” with bestselling author Jon Ronson.