That’s the first draft of the book, just submitted. I’m leaving the country and the internet for the next two weeks, but I wanted to thank all of you who contributed to this in some way — by filling out the various burn out surveys, or sending me articles of note, or telling me about your own understanding of your parents’ workaholism. You’ve already made it better, and I truly mean that.
So here’s a few things I’ve read and loved this week — please send me what you read and love over the next two weeks, I can come back to a trove.
This Wayne’s World quasi-oral-history is wild
Lesbian Movement and Why Gentleman Jack’s Anne Lister Power Walks
Wellness comes for our pets
I could read every profile ever written about Stacey Abrams and it wouldn’t be enough. What a force.
Lyz on how to spot the Christians at the coffee shop
This week’s runner-up “just trust me.”
This week’s “just trust me.”
If you know someone who’d like this sort of thing in their inbox every week-ish, forward it their way. Otherwise, take some time during this last gasp of summer to resist burnout culture: stare at the wall, lay in the grass, take a walk without your phone, or do nothing, truly nothing, at all.