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Friday Pix: Recommended Reading For The Weekend

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

1. As always, Michael Lewis’ story in Vanity Fair about the California budget crisis is not only hugely informative but a heckuva good read.

2. In the event that you haven’t maxed out on Steve Jobs eulogies, here are some great, unsung stories about the man that you probably haven’t heard. (Hat tip: Communicatrix)

3. If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to tell your kids that you and your spouse are separating, read this. Heartbreaking.

4. OK, so this video on how to lock your bike so that it won’t get stolen is both fascinating *and* useful. (Bonus? It’s brought to you by the quintessentially insane New Yorker. Love him!)

5. As someone who blogs about adulthood, I absolutely adored Hyperbole and a Half’s take on Why I’ll Never Be an Adult.

6. Clever blog of the week award goes to Feminist Ryan Gosling. Hilarious!

7. Finally, if you’ve ever helped a friend move out of an apartment, you’ll love the Oatmeal’s take on that memorable experience.

 

Have a great weekend, folks!

Friday Pix: Recommended Reading For The Weekend

Every Friday I point you to some recommended reading for the weekend.

1. I feel about Michael Kinsley the way I feel about Michael Lewis:  if he’s writing, I’m reading. Here’s Kinsley in his debut Politico column writing about that rare commodity in American politics and journalism: intellectual honesty.

2. I loved this touching essay about marriage, parenting and what we learn from our kids’ drawings by Cecilia (of the fabulous Only You blog), which was featured in the Minneapolis-St. Paul Star’s Cribsheet column. We’ve all been there, I think.

3. For a beautiful visual history of modern art, have a look at the Modern Art Timeline. Way Cool.

4. Also in the department of visual – and funny – here’s a slide show of “Chinglish” (Chinese meets English) at The New York Times. I must say, it’s really hard to top “Fragrant, Hot Marxism.”

5. If you want another really good laugh, check out the “If You Do This In An Email, I Hate You” comic strip at The Oatmeal.com. (Hat Tip: ‘Cross The Pond)

6. Then be sure to go and read the entire entry – “Snakes In A Bar” – at Dating Experiences Of A Woman…In Hollywood. It brings whole new meaning to the concept “bad date.” (Hat tip: Communicatrix)

7. Finally – and definitely not for those who dislike profanity – here’s a mock Twitter Feed for Chicago Mayor Hopeful Rahm Emanuel called @MayorEmanuel. I think they’ve managed to nicely capture Rahm’s…um…voice.

Enjoy your weekend!

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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, 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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