So we’re making the best of it.
Happy snow day everyone!
Thanks Sam Anderson, for providing such amusing commentary to your year in reading. (And to the Millions for posting.)
That’s a satellite photo of 31 square miles of the Brazilian Amazon reserved for one man. No trespassing, no development. He’s the last of his tribe, and he has never had contact with the outside world. Ever.
Journalist Monte Reel covers the story in his book "Last of the Tribe," but you can also read his great article here.
One of the best stories of the year, in our humble opinion.
(Thanks to Longreads for highlighting it!)
Front of Book
Welp, my life was worthwhile. How ‘bout yours?
Faulkner in shorts? Win.
Oh, damn. Now if we could only find that photo of Edith Wharton in shorts…
Fitzgerald. In shorts. (Kind of)
“Smelling books is really nostalgic for me—I am often reminded of my grandparents’ homes, or libraries where I used to go when I was a child.” -Rachel Morrison
Anyone have $2,000 they could lend us?
"I try not to lie, and I try to interact with others as full people, even if they’re strangers. And I want to write fiction with those two premises."
—Jonathan Franzen to Chuck Klosterman, somewhere on the way to Washington DC