“The truth is stranger than fiction” is a somewhat tired cliché. But in case of Susan Faludi’s book In the Darkroom it is the best possible description of its content.
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I’m probably the last person on earth to read We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver, and I’m… Read more We Need to Talk About Books
Sure, I will write a reflection on Being a Public Intellectual. But before I do so, I need to do… Read more Warning: Very Angry Woman Speaking