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17 Personal Essays That Will Change Your Life

“Goodbye To All That” – Joan Didion | 17 Personal Essays That Will Change Your Life


In this captivating collection, 28 writers take up Didion’s literary legacy by sharing their own New York stories. Their essays often begin as love stories do, with the passion of something newly discovered—the crush of subway crowds, the streets filled with manic energy, and the sudden, unblinking certainty that this is the only place on Earth where one can become exactly who she is meant to be.


Amy Goodman Is Facing Prison for Reporting on the Dakota Access Pipeline. That Should Scare Us All. This Monday afternoon, as the sun hits its peak over Mandan, North Dakota, the award-winning journalist, and host of Democracy Now!, Amy Goodman will walk into the Morton County–Mandan Combined Law Enforcement and Corrections Center and turn herself in to the local authorities.


I enjoyed the Harry Potter books the first time, but when the series ended I reread them all, back to back. They were even better when read like this, for me anyway. They are so rich in minute detail that waiting ages between books detracted from the series. Read back to back, I picked up on 100's of details that tied them together. Awesome.


Cristina Yang to Alex Karev: You're putting all that talen in a drawer. Cristina to Derek Shepherd: Derek...Goodbye. Cristina to Miranda Bailey: Thank you. Richard Weber to Cristina: Proud of you. Cristina to Meredith Grey: You're my person. I need you alive. Grey's Anatomy quotes


When that person who was once a massive part of you becomes a blurred, montage of memories in your mind