BOOKS

ROMEO AND JULIET

“These violent delights have violent ends,And in their triumph die, like fire and powder,Which, as they kiss, consume.” Romeo and Juliet, II.vi.9-11 So, I had never previously been much of a Romeo and Juliet fan. I thought it was some kind of whiny, sappy romance where everyone dies, foolishly, at the end. Ew. It wasContinue reading “ROMEO AND JULIET”

HAMLET

Ah, to be or not to be, that is the question. Shakespeare’s Hamlet is hand’s down one of the richest works of literature that explores the human psyche and condition. It’s GORGEOUS. It’s complex, introspective, thrilling and certainly some of Shakespeare’s best writing. Most importantly, it’s some of the most morally ambiguous, confusing, thought-provoking piecesContinue reading “HAMLET”

AMERICAN DIRT

So…this is a pretty controversial book right now. I wanted to directly preface American Dirt with a review of Meghan Daum’s The Problem With Everything because I think the issues raised in Daum’s narrative (such as cancel culture) can help us categorize part of the controversy surrounding American Dirt. Approaching the discussion through Daum’s lensContinue reading “AMERICAN DIRT”

THE PROBLEM WITH EVERYTHING

Heads up, this is gonna be a looooooong post. But I am feeling REALLY passionate about this. I first discovered Meghan Daum’s The Problem With Everything from a Sam Harris podcast episode, titled “Sex & Power” (linked here if you’d like to listen!) To my pleasant surprise, I really connected with Daum in this interview.Continue reading “THE PROBLEM WITH EVERYTHING”

SAPIENS

Yuval Noah Harari’s Sapiens is a must read for any homo sapien (which is to say…all of you.) This is a truly remarkable work of history and literature. Harari’s work here is enriching and illuminative, providing us a birds eye views of humanity, from the first appearance of modern cognition 70,000 years ago to ourContinue reading “SAPIENS”

UNTAMED

I am usually not one for memoirs. And to my (pleasant) surprise, Glennon Doyle’s Untamed was the refutation to this belief. I absolutely fell in love with this book. “The braver I am, the luckier I get.” Glennon Doyle’s Untamed is a very different kind of memoir. This is rather a collection of essays fromContinue reading “UNTAMED”

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