Greetings and TGIF, my angels and sweethearts. I’d be lying if I said I really remembered anything that happened this week—I live from one scam call about my car warranty to the next—but I can almost definitely assure you that time has elapsed since we last hung out.
Wait, there is something: I interviewed JP Brammer
, author of a popular advice-column-turned-book, ¡Hola Papi!
over at Vox.
He’s a soulful thinker and wonderful human with lots of smart stuff to say about how we can best support one another. I learned so much that maybe I
can start giving advice! (Editor’s note: no, I cannot. Ask JP for advice
, not me.)
Other literary updates: I read Harrow,
the new Joy Williams novel, out in September, and man is it some doozy of a post-collapse fever dream. Good, but not relaxing! Finished it just in time to get on board for the virtual book club that my genius friend Elisa Gabbert is hosting: We’re reading The Emigrants
by another favorite author, W.G. Sebald, with a discussion after we’re all done on June 22. Join us, fellow nerds
Now, here’s a question for you. What’s better than a picture of Guy Fieri chilling with a bunch of sharks? Answer: an edit by Reddit Photoshop champion ORION93
where the sharks all have Fieri’s frosted tips.