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Where are all the great female writers? Why am I adding the qualifier female? Aren't they just writers?

One of the great problems of being a female reader is that there seem to be so few female authors. Let me correct that, being a literary nerd, there seems to be a shortage of female authors. 902 more words


how where we live changes who we are

“I don’t know why I did that–I hate doing that Yankee accent,” a southern coworker of mine said after imitating a New Yorker. “New Yorkers are the only people who leave a place and then never stop telling you how much better it is than everywhere else.” 460 more words


Hello and happy Tuesday! I have to admit that once I read a book and like it, I try to scope out all of that author’s work and inhale it. 293 more words

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The pangs of loving and leaving a city

I chanced upon a post about Joan Didion’s ‘Goodbye to all that’ on DailyLit and it got me curious enough to get my hands on a copy of Didion’s classic essay. 384 more words


On Keeping a Notebook

“Remember what it was to be me: that is always the point.” – Joan Didion

I first encountered Joan Didion when I read a book of essays called… 982 more words

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