What are you reading?
I went to Oberlin with Claire Dederer, author of the most excellent memoir, Love and Trouble: A Mid-Life Reckoning, but we didn’t hang out: different crowds. Still, I have admired her writing career since college and am in love with this new book, which is both laugh-out-loud funny and quite tender. Anyone looking for an examination of middle-age that is acutely written and not rife with cliches needs to pick this up. And now it’s your turn: What can’t you put down?