Saturday, August 17, 2013

How you live your life is your business. But remember, our hearts and our bodies are given to us only once. Most of us can’t help but live as though we’ve got two lives to live, one is the mockup, the other the finished version, and then there are all those versions in between. But there’s only one, and before you know it, your heart is worn out, and, as for your body, there comes a point when no one looks at it, much less wants to come near it. Right now there’s sorrow. I don’t envy the pain. But I envy you the pain.

This book completely wrecked me. The last part had me in tears, all of it. Despite being so short, it was a long, dense read. But it was certainly worth the wait. It packs a powerful chest punch.

How you live your life is your business. But remember, our hearts and our bodies are given to us only once. Most of us can’t help but live as though we’ve got two lives to live, one is the mockup, the other the finished version, and then there are all those versions in between. But there’s only one, and before you know it, your heart is worn out, and, as for your body, there comes a point when no one looks at it, much less wants to come near it. Right now there’s sorrow. I don’t envy the pain. But I envy you the pain.

This book completely wrecked me. The last part had me in tears, all of it. Despite being so short, it was a long, dense read. But it was certainly worth the wait. It packs a powerful chest punch.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Vintage library advertisement.

Vintage library advertisement.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

I obviously still cannot be trusted in bookstores.

(Gwendolyn Brooks, Selected Poems; Yusef Komunyakaa, The Chameleon Couch; Matthew Dickman, Mayakovsky’s Revolver; Paula J Caplan, The Myth of Women’s Masochism, Mary Wollstonecraft, The Vindications; Naomi Wolf, Promiscuities; Gavin de Becker, The Gift of Fear; Elizabeth Wurtzel, Bitch

Wednesday, May 2, 2012