Michelle Dean at Housing Works Bookstore, 12/3/13
“One of the mixed blessings of being twenty and twenty-one and even twenty-three is the conviction that nothing like this, all evidence to the contrary notwithstanding, has ever happened to anyone before.”
― Joan Didion, Slouching Towards Bethlehem
"Nora Ephron was Joan Didion for people who didn’t really have their shit together. Joan Didion would never have told us that mashed potatoes were a horrible paradox of a comfort food, because when you’re depressed, the last thing you want to do is peel, boil, and mash potatoes, and if you actually have someone willing to peel, boil, and mash potatoes on your behalf, how depressed can you really be?"
The Hairpin on Nora Ephron