CURRENTLY READING: Jonathan Franzen’s The Discomfort Zone
Almost finished. So far I am an enjoying this collection of personal essays about his childhood. I am not enjoying it as much as his later collection of essays, Farther Away, which I read a months ago. I am looking forward to his other memoir-esque collection of essays, How To Be Alone, which I think is a bit more similar to Farther Away in that is shares his satirical, jaded adult voice—which is what I love. His childhood voice doesn’t quite ring as true with me.
Shakespeare & Co, Paris
Gertrude Stein at number 5! A pretty solid list, I’d say.
current reading: Michael Chabon’s Manhood for Amateurs
Although I am probably not the target audience for this short essay memoir, I am enjoying the different perspective on adulthood.