“There have been daring people in the world who claimed that Fenimore Cooper could write English, but they are all dead now.”
Read of the Day:Fenimore Cooper’s Literary Offences by Mark Twain
Click the photo to read a copy of Twain’s hilarious criticism…though I’d advise you to avoid it if you are a Cooper fan without a sense of humor.
Time was passing like a hand waving from a train I wanted to be on.
I hope you never have to think about anything as much as I think about you.
—Jonathan Safran Foer, author of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
“I have felt as bleak as I’ve felt since puberty, and have filled almost three Mead notebooks trying to figure out whether it was Them or Just Me.”
Read of the Day: A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again by David Foster Wallace
Click the photo to download and read this humorous and insightful collection of nonfiction essays.
“So, this is my life. And I want you to know that I am both happy and sad and I’m still trying to figure out how that could be.”
Read of the Day: The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chobsky
Click the photo to download and read a pdf version of this cult classic, which is often the subject of much controversy in the court of public opinion.
“I thought I understood it, that I could grasp it, but I didn’t, not really. Only the smudgeness of it; the pink-slippered, all-containered, semi-precious eagerness of it. I didn’t realize it would sometimes be more than whole, that the wholeness was a rather luxurious idea. Because it’s the halves that halve you in half. I didn’t know, don’t know, about the in-between bits; the gory bits of you, and the gory bits of me.”
Film of the Week: Like Crazy, directed by Drake Doremus
Click the photo to watch a theatrical trailer for this award-winning, romantic drama.
Write drunk. Edit sober.
The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple.
Juror #2: It’s hard to put into words. I just think he’s guilty. I thought it was obvious from the word, ‘Go’. Nobody proved otherwise.
Juror #8: Nobody has to prove otherwise. The burden of proof is on the prosecution. The defendant doesn’t even have to open his mouth. That’s in the Constitution.
Film of the Week: 12 Angry Men directed by Sidney Lumet
Click the photo to watch this 1957 classic film in its entirety. I promise, you won’t be disappointed.