There is more than one side to everyone. There are more than two sides. In fact, there are more sides than we’ll ever really know about. We live our lives outwardly, not always revealing our inner sides. Sometimes, in fact, we don’t even know our true nature because it’s so hidden beneath the layers of […]
I went out with my brother a few weeks ago. Our parents were visiting us both in New York, (kill two birds kind of thing) and we had to get lunch with one of our dad’s clients (kill three birds). Getting lunch with your parent’s clients or friends, on a rainy Sunday in Red Hook, […]
Worrying is an active pastime of mine. One of my favorite hobbies is to go through all the possibilities of things that could go wrong, things that have gone wrong, and embarrassing things I’ve done. I know it’s creating stress – I can actually see new lines forming on my forehead. But I just can’t […]
I’ve always been a proponent of astrology. Everyone needs something to believe in, right? Why is adhering to the moon and the stars anymore absurd than living by the codes of Gods and prophets? We know our personalities, quirks and traits are formed by numerous things- from genetics to experiences – so why can’t the […]
Write these questions down on a piece of paper then answer them honestly. 1. Where do you see yourself one year from now? 2. If you could be anywhere right now, where would that be and why? 3. If you could do anything right now, what would that be? 4. What is your mental state […]
The True Mirror is the world’s first seamless, non-reversing mirror. Invented by John and Catherine Walters, they discovered that if you take two mirrors and you put them together at right angles and take away the seam, the images bounce off each other and for the first time you see your true reflection; you see […]
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With her disarming, intimate, completely accessible voice, and dry sense of humor, Nora Ephron shares with us her ups and downs in I Feel Bad About My Neck, a candid, hilarious look at women who are getting older and dealing with the tribulations of maintenance, menopause, empty nests, and life itself.
Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy.
After suffering a major loss while he was on a cross-country bike trip, 21 year-old Leo seeks solace from his feisty 91 year-old grandmother Vera in her West Village apartment. Over the course of a single month, these unlikely roommates infuriate, bewilder, and ultimately reach each other. 4000 Miles looks at how two outsiders find their way in today’s world.
A touchstone over the years for writers as different as David Foster Wallace and Elizabeth Hardwick, Speedboat returns to enthrall a new generation of readers. When members of the National Book Critics Circle were polled to see which book they would most like to see republished, they chose Speedboat—“by far.” This story of a young female newspaper reporter coming of age in New York City was originally published serially in the New Yorker; it is made out of seemingly unrelated vignettes—tart observations distilled through relentless intellect—which add up to an analysis of our brittle, urban existence. It remains as fresh as when it was first published.
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What if there were no mirrors? What if you couldn’t exhaustively study your own reflection before you left the house? What if you couldn’t catch a glimpse of yourself in a parked car’s window as you rushed past? Where would we seek out our own reflections? We’d have to search for them in other people. […]
In the darkness of a bedroom that is not ours, tangled in a stranger’s sheets, the moon intrudes. The novelty of our evening soon wears off, as do your sidelong glances, and the two of us are no longer lonely. How easily the dead of night is gentled by half-truths and candlelight. I show you […]
If I could sit here all day just to think these things through you know I would if I could but there’s just too much to do this life, it’s measured by the minutes & the hours of the days that make up our years here in a world at craze I hope for the […]