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Books that made me, me

Been thinking a lot about what books I’d like the kid to read as he gets older. Because I think I’m mostly the books I read as a kid.

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Always? No. Not always.

I let the beast in too soon, I don’t know how to live without my hand on his throat. I fight him always and still…

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It doesn’t take much to feel rich

In A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, a mom is asked why she gives her a kid a cup of coffee it’s just dumped down the sink. It’s their only luxury, the mom says.

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The Revenge of the Nerds

Me: Shazam?! He’s like Superman. Like he was an imitation of Superman but now he’s not. Her: So you expect me to know about some fake Superman? Me: It’s Shazam! Her: (shaking head) You’re the only person in America who knows who he is. Me: He’s Shazam! Two major things happened this past week: Slept […]

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Bully/I remember you

The hard part of life’s knowing much of your past to bring with you into your future. Enough so that you’re better for it, not so much that it hollows you out.

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Christmas 2008 – Good Things

Location: on a beige couch Mood: still sick Music: a cold winter’s night that was so deep Tell myself that I write in a mix of hardboiled and the Economist but with a lotta slice-a-life descriptions a la A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. Yes, it’s a girl’s book but it’s also a book about NYC […]