If you need me, I’ll be reading Fraud and weeping.
All week I have been talking up Rakoff’s story from the July 27th episode of This American Life (I believe it first ran on WireTap).
“What remains of your past if you didn’t allow yourself to feel it when it happened? If you don’t have your experiences in the moment, if you gloss them over with jokes or zoom past them, you end up with curiously dispassionate memories.”
― David Rakoff, Fraud: Essays