really good books I've read lately
Nadine Gordimer, The Pickup Mark Tungate, Branded Beauty A.B. Yehoshua, A Woman in Jerusalem Paula McLain, The Paris Wife Jennifer Egan, A Visit from the Goon Squad Guy Delisle, Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea Thomas Wolfe, Look Homeward, Angel
Dear Marketing Lady, Yeah, I’ve heard that. Well actually, I’ve just seen...– An Open Letter to the Marketing Lady in My Office Who Asked Me What My Major Was in College, and When I Said English, Responded With, “You’ll Never Get Anywhere With That.” I had several of these women in the office where I temped in college. They also liked to remind me that I needed to hurry up...
Things I Used to Not Get About New York
- Why everybody carries such big bags - Why they say “on line” instead of “in line” - Why everyone is such an asshole about going to Bed-Stuy - Why the Delancey Street stop is actually called Essex Street - Why there’s a cat in that bodega - What’s up with the G train
“I am sick of people mixing up compliment/complement and affect/effect. Also, last week on JDate (don’t judge), I saw a woman who said she was looking for a man who complimented her in every way, and I thought, well, that seems pretty needy to me, but at least she’s being honest.” - Things disgruntled grammar snobs/copy editors email to each other