Monthly Archives: February 2011

Super Sad True Blog Post

My current book-in-progress is Gary Shteyngart’s “Super Sad True Love Story,” a cautionary tale about the paranoid, technologically advanced/obsessed dystopian New York we might inherit in ten or twenty years if things keep up the way they’re going. Our hero, … Continue reading

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On the Other Side of the Crazy Fence

Here’s a bit of subway truth for you: “Sometimes I aint so sho who’s got ere a right to say when a man is crazy and when he aint. Sometimes I think it aint none of us pure crazy and … Continue reading

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Judy and Liberty

Twice a week, more or less, I take the L to the Q to Ditmas Park where I babysit a fabulous 18-month old boy. The commute takes between and hour and 90 minutes, so I can get a lot of … Continue reading

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“Get Happy” on a Saturday night

After many (many, many) wonderful and heart-wrenching hours spent reading “Kavalier and Clay” over the past few days, I finally finished the novel and have now begun to read something much more brisk, though not less dramatic or extraordinary: “Get … Continue reading

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Lost in a story line

As I mentioned before, “The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay” is an unbelievably entrancing novel. I rode the subway five times today and almost missed every stop because I just couldn’t get my head out of the darn book! … Continue reading

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“The Science Of Opportunity”*

First off, “The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay” by Michael Chabon (how do you say his last name??) is a phenomenal read. Like, whoa. This guy is a genius. If I wrote down the definition of every word he … Continue reading

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Meditating on the L

Reading a book about mediation on the subway feels both futile and surprisingly useful. ‘The Places That Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times,’ by Pema Chodron, has been my underground companion for the past couple of days. … Continue reading

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