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Selbstachtung, إحترام الذات, Amor Propio, Self-Respect

“To free us from the expectations of others, to give us back to ourselves – there lies the great, singular power of self-respect.” Joan Didion…

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LARB: On Joan Didion

I am her fond, perhaps unthinking, fan, and now, I am Emmett Rensin’s as well; he has such an avuncular style.  (His rhythm, don’t you know?)  His essay about Joan Didion here.

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Review: Play It As It Lays

I apologize for my extended absence here – I had some problems surrounding my wisdom teeth and their removal. Everything is back to normal, and I do hope that it stays that way! 415 more words


Smart Women Adrift

Katie Roiphe coined an interesting term in her review of Renata Adler’s Speedboat:

Speedboat belongs to a genre of ’70s women’s fiction, in which a damaged, smart woman floats passively yet stylishly through the world, a genre which includes books like Elizabeth Hardwick’s…

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“I think we are well advised to keep on nodding terms with the people we used to be, whether we find them attractive company or not.

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A Few of My Favorite Things (Gift Guide)

This time of year I like to be even more mindful that usual of all of the blessings in my life. And I am blessed with extraordinary friends. 895 more words