To Read: Olivia Laing's The Lonely City

To Read: Olivia Laing's The Lonely City

To read: Olivia Laing’s The Lonely City. An intense and in-depth read about the human condition of loneliness via New York City, artists’ personal lives and creative processes, and living in the digital age. Add this book to your reading list. It will get you thinking about how we experience loneliness in life, and the power it can have, as well as the detriment.

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To Read: Colum McCann’s Letters to a Young Writer

To Read: Colum McCann’s Letters to a Young Writer

One autumn when my sister was visiting me from Colorado, a writer and avid reader herself, we went to McNally Jackson to see our favorite shared writer, Colum McCann. Bedecked in his signature loosely-wound scarf, McCann began to speak as a few dozen people gathered in the basement amongst wooden bookshelves and the sweet smell of paper and espresso. It was a special and memorable evening to me, simply because I was in the presence of a person who had touched my life without even knowing it, as many authors do.

Trust me, friends, read this book if you want to write.

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