Archive for the ‘Essays’ Category

Synopsis: A collection of essays by a frequent contributor to This American Life, Details, Esquire, and more. Review: I had enjoyed Rakoff’s first book, called Fraud, and found Don’t Get Too Comfortable: The Indignities of Coach Class, The Torments of Low Thread Count, The Never- Ending Quest for Artisanal Olive Oil, and Other First World […]


Synopsis: A collection of essays by a bemused New York woman whose life might not be “Sex and the City” glamorous–but whose observations are “Seinfeld” acute. Review: I found myself nodding and smiling a lot while reading this book. Limarzi has a knack for honing in on the small things that can make life irritating […]


Synopsis: A collection of lectures given by EM Forster at Trinity College in Cambridge in 1927, touching on all aspects of the novel from story and people to what Forster calls “fantasy” and “prophecy.” Review: A delicious gem of a book. Forster’s prose is gorgeous, and I want to read every book he mentions that […]