Well, I did it. A whole weekend -- plus Monday night -- without football. No Sunday NFL, no Saturday college (non-pro) football, no Monday night football. None. Zero. Nada. And here I am to tell the tale.
The best books, essays and poems make you laugh, "Oh God, me too," about things we can barely admit to ourselves. Works that when we read them, remind us that we are not alone, even in our crazy-times.
A list of fiction writers that was, perhaps, missed by those on this side of the pond was the one in the UK Telegraph, which contains a determinedly multi-cultural list of 20 under 40, among whom my personal favorite is Rana Dasgupta.