My favorite finds from around the web:
• I was pregnant, and then I wasn’t. “In the aftermath of a miscarriage, the loss of someone I never knew has been more devastating than I could have imagined.”
• The Gone Girl with the Dragon Tattoo on the Train. “A number of patterns emerged in our analysis: The “girl” in the title is much more likely to be a woman than an actual girl, and the author of the book is more likely to be a woman. But if a book with “girl” in the title was written by a man, the girl is significantly more likely to end up dead.” By Emily St John Mandel.
• The Halloween of my dreams. This is the best Halloween essay I’ve ever read, but it still makes me cry every time I read it. A lot. You’ve been warned.
A new podcast:
If this election has you in desperate need of some bibliotherapy: I’m on one of my favorite podcasts Pantsuit Politics this week talking political books. Whether you want to learn more or escape into a fictional political landscape, Sarah and I have some titles for you. Listen to the episode here.
On the blog:
One year ago: 8 favorite memoirs I keep coming back to.
Two years ago: 5 more of my favorite TED talks.
Four years ago: 3 time management rules I wish I’d learned 10 years ago.
Have a great weekend!