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I have never in my life been radiant, Amy Sedaris (a response to I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence)

I’ve said before that I don’t like to post reviews of books I didn’t finish reading, as it doesn’t seem fair. I’ll make an exception for those authors who are already pretty successful, though. And this isn’t so much a review as a general response to Amy Sedaris’ I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence. … Continue reading


Joan Didion’s and Barbara Kingsolver’s thoughts on short stories

It’s funny — aspiring writers are often encouraged to write short stories as a way of developing their writing skills, beefing up their portfolio, and making a name for themselves. What I’ve begun to learn, though, is that short stories actually have a higher level of difficulty than longer works. I always had trouble staying … Continue reading