My Year of Rest & Relaxation: “it’s actually a grand admission of the pointedness of, well, everything”

I read Prozac Nation when I was, like, fifteen. Totes apropes. I was a junior in high school dating a guy in a heavy metal band (bonus: my parents hated him) and it meant something to be seen walking around with a copy of that book. It was part manifesto, part statement accessory, infuriating and deliciously … More My Year of Rest & Relaxation: “it’s actually a grand admission of the pointedness of, well, everything”

The Favorite Sister: “a decent story moderately well told”

I loved Jessica Knoll’s Luckiest Girl Alive so much that I read it—and re-read it—on a Kindle. I inherited my mom’s old Kindle which was perfect at the time. I was living in Abu Dhabi and my thirst for books was not quenched by the paperbacks available in the Virgin megastore at the Abu Dhabi … More The Favorite Sister: “a decent story moderately well told”

This Is Where You Belong: “it’s about knowing yourself”

First book of 2019: Melody Warnick’s This Is Where You Belong: Finding Home Wherever You Are. The suggestion came from a podcast but I can’t recall if it was Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Forever35, or The Minimalists. (I highly recommend all three, by the way.) In the book, Warnick unpacks what is means to put down roots … More This Is Where You Belong: “it’s about knowing yourself”