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Book Review: Wild by Cheryl Strayed

None of us will get out of here alive. We will all be beaten and battered by a callous world filled with unthinking, unfeeling people who care little for our suffering, except as it affects their own. I used to think that I was singular, that my suffering was singularly intense and devastating. Now I […]

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Book Review: Beyond the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo

I’m wondering if the First World Problems meme owes its genesis to Katherine Boo’s Beyond the Beautiful Forevers — Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity. Within two chapters, I was immersed in this teeming world, lying awake at night, sifting through the contrasts. Here I am, bitching because I’m scrambling like a madman […]

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