What I’m saying is I was a fucking wreck and it’s not my dad’s fault. ...more
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I want to think of him as inhuman and selfish instead of an admirable man who eventually succumbed to a brain chemistry he had no control over. ...more
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Long before reaching it, I knew about the end. ...more
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What were/are you doing in your twenties? If you’re F. Scott Fitzgerald or Zadie Smith, you were publishing groundbreaking novels. If you’re Jack London, you were losing teeth from scurvy in Alaska, which, you know, good for him. See what other famous writers were doing before they hit thirty over at Policy Mic.
I wanted to be the author of my own destiny, of my own chaos: I wanted to self-activate: I did not want to live my life half-asleep. ...more