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Friday Pix: Recommended Reading For The Weekend

On occasional Fridays, I point you towards some recommended reading around the blogosphere:

1. Please read Jacob Bernstein’s absolutely beautiful tribute to his mother, the writer Nora Ephron.

2. And speaking of writing, you gotta love that bastion of cultural taste-setting – The New Yorker – rejecting its own story. (Hat tip: Practicing Writing.)

3. Please don’t ever ask this guy to write for free. (Hat tip: Lisa Romeo Writes)

4. Finally, for a little fun in your life, check out the *real* Harlem Shake.

 

Have a great weekend everybody!

 

 

Friday Pix: Recommended Reading For The Weekend

Every Friday I point you towards some recommended reading for the weekend:

1. In case you missed it, Mona Simpson’s eulogy for her brother, Steve Jobs, was absolutely breathtaking.

2. One of my favorite parenting bloggers – Lisa Belkin (formerly of Motherlode) – has a new home at The Huffington Post. Here’s one of her provocative, early posts on her new Huffpo blog, Parentlode, on whether we’re actually preparing our children well for the future.

3. Sam Leith has an absolutely fascinating piece in Slate on the history of the meme.

4. Aspiring novelists like myself will be deeply inspired by Leslie Pietrzyk’s story of how she came to write and publish her first novel. (Hat tip: Practicing Writing)

5. Finally, academics will get a huge kick out of this visual quiz – courtesy of a University of Toronto student –  appropriately titled: Prof or Hobo? (Thanks, Jane!)

Have a great weekend!

Friday Pix: Recommended Reading For The Weekend

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

1. Here’s a very funny post by Bill Maher in The Huffington Post about why we need to start carding all Republicans.

2. Also in the realm of political satire, here’s a great post by my new colleague Andrew Cohen at www.PoliticsDaily.com on what would happen if the Supreme Court justices started using Twitter.

3. I was very moved by this reflection over on Big Little Wolf’s Daily Plate of Crazy about what happens when your kids grow up and travel alone.

4. Also moving is this essay by Ingrid Maitland in the New York Time’s Modern Love column about adoption. Warning: it has a surprise ending.

5. Finally, for the writers out there I wanted to plug these two fantastic resources for writers: C. Hope Clark’s Funds For Writers as well as Erika Dreifus’ Practicing Writing blog. Be sure to subscribe to their *free* newsletters, chock full of inspiration, tips and job listings.

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Friday Pix: Recommended Reading For The Weekend

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

1. Further to my earlier discussion of renting vs. buying a home, here’s a very sober account of the whole American home owning dream by Matt Bai in The New York Times.

2. And further to my ongoing obsession with libraries, here’s a piece from Salon on the death of the library book.

3. Writers will love this mock set of submission guidelines from The Rumpus (via Erika at the Practicing Writing blog.)

4. And while all you under-employed writers are at it, have a look at some of the day jobs held by famous writers over at Lapham’s Quarterly. (Hat Tip: @lizzieskurnick.)

5. In department of funny, enjoy the latest installment from Stuff White People Like on “picking their own fruit.”

6. Finally, from the indefatigable Kim and Jason on the Escape Adulthood blog, here are 20 signs that you are living life to the fullest.

Have a great weekend.

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Friday Pix: Recommended Reading for the Weekend

This Friday I point you to some recommended reading around the blogosphere:

1. If you’re intrigued by the public sculpture “plinth” project currently underway in London, here are some really cool videos to go with it.

2. I liked this person’s pro-active approach to setting up a summer reading program for grown-ups. If you’re running out of summer reading ideas, why not try some of these lost or unpublished works by some of the great names of modern literature.

3. And while we’re on the subject of modern literature, I was delighted to come across this blog at the National Book Foundation, which features a blog a day on the winners of the National Book Award from 1950-2008. (Hat Tip: the ever-useful Practicing Writing blog).

4. Finally, if you’re a fan of the New York Times’ Modern Love column, you’ll love this new (to me) blog deconstructing each week’s winners (Hat Tip: Lisa Romeo Writes).

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