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Friday Pix: Recommended Reading For The Weekend

Every Friday I point you towards some recommended reading around the blogosphere: 1. I’ll pretty much read anything Michael Lewis writes,...

Every Friday I point you towards some recommended reading around the blogosphere:

1. I’ll pretty much read anything Michael Lewis writes, because it’s always *that* good. In his current Vanity Fair feature on the Greek economic crisis, he does not disappoint. What a great writer.

2. Loved this funny and insightful Salon interview with comedian/author/actress Kristen Schaal of The Daily Show fame.

3. Here’s a nice essay by Liza Mundy on the New York Times Motherlode blog about what it’s like when Moms take a business trip.

4. And speaking of moms, I’ve long been a fan of Literary Mama (Tagline: “For The Maternally Inclined.”) Have a look at this honest and moving essay by Kate Brandt as she contemplates divorce and what it might mean for her child.

5. Over at the Lovely Thoughts blog, I really liked this 19-year-old’s take on signs that you are growing up. (BTW? Totally with you on the curtains…)

6. While I’m at it, let me give a shout-out to Jane Friedman’s fabulous There Are No Rules blog at Writer’s Digest. It’s a terrific source of advice and information about the publishing industry. I’m an especially big fan of her “Best Tweets For Writers” series every Sunday night.

7. Finally, here’s an absolutely devastating piece of fiction from Paul Murray in the New York Times entitled “Back to School” about parenting, marriage and silence.

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  1. Naomi September 17, 2010 at 7:30 pm #

    Always enjoy these suggestions. The Brandt piece was moving, but also really disturbing. Publicly discussing your contemplation of a divorce–not after the fact, but as it’s happening? I feel like she not only nailed that coffin shut, but made us complicit in it. I feel for Brandt, but even more so for Bram, whose consent to this public airing of marital failure is nowhere indicated, and Eli, whose coming grief I know about before he does. It doesn’t seem right.

    • delialloyd September 17, 2010 at 10:47 pm #

      hmmm…hadn’t thought of it that way. perhaps because I’ve been through so many divorces via friends/family etc I instinctively related to what the mom was saying, not anyone else’s point of view. (On that note, have you seen the blog I linked to a few weeks back by a couple who’s already divorced? they alternate posts!) anyway, I hear what you’re saying tho it didn’t block my reading of it. I was more taken with the brutal honesty. Thx for dropping by!

  2. Jane Friedman September 18, 2010 at 11:45 pm #

    Hey! Very much appreciate the mention. Thank you!

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