Thursday, August 30, 2007

NY Mag fall preview psychs me up.

Holy shit, the past two days have been crazy. I love working in healthcare, but sometimes all the red tape can be maddening. That's when I escape into a good book.......

I was reading the Fall preview issue of New York Magazine on the bus this morning, and I got REALLY excited. So many good tibits!!!! So many good readings!!! Happy things for the bookishly inclined!!! [I am losing my mind, if you haven't been able to tell.]

Okay, I'll do a separate readings post, but in the meanwhile, a little line-up of the things I wanted to highlight from my reading today:

- Love in the Time of Cholera is finally becoming a movie! I had no idea. Out November 16.
- Interview with stars from movie version of No Country for Old Men
- NY Public Library is exhibiting manuscripts and pictures and stuff for the 50th anniversary of On the Road
- Short article on Philip Roth's last Zuckerman novel, Exit Ghost
- I just can't wait for Alice Sebold's The Almost Moon
I agree with their anticipation index on Denis Johnson's Tree of Smoke
Nice article on Junot Diaz and his book that's been 10 years in the making (The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao)
- Tibit on Edwidge Danticat's new memoir, Brother, I'm Dying as a sidebar to the Diaz story

I just want to finish this by quoting from that last article, something Diaz says that I also feel to be true:

Because in the end, writing for him is well worth the torture: “When I talk to people I’m such a dumbass,” he says. “When I enter that higher-order space that’s required to write, I’m a better human. For whatever my writing is, wherever it’s ranked, it definitely is the one place that I get to be beautiful.”

Right now I hate Blogger because it won't let me tag everything.

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