It has been a while since I have done one of these, but I wanted to try a new format. In addition to doing a weekly essay (which you can find here), I want to do a comment thread!
I’m trying to decide what benefits to offer my paid subscribers. I’ll have a few comments in the comment section on ideas I’ve had. “Like” the ones you would be interested in, and feel free to suggest your own!
With no further ado…
🤥 ”Trust Me, I'm Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator” by Ryan Holiday. I wrote about this earlier this year and finally finished it. It was a great read, and I recommend it to anyone working in marketing or journalism.
🎨 ”You Have to Assume Everyone is Terrible at Understanding Art” by
❌ ”Romanian Cops Did Not Find Andrew Tate Because Of His Greta Thunberg Video” by
☪️ ”Most of All, I am Offended as a Muslim” by
💡 ”Smart Brevity: The Power of Saying More with Less.” I have only barely cracked this book open, but I really like it so far. It’s going to be a good resource for informational writing.
🤩 ”The New Gurus” a podcast with Helen Lewis. She explores all of the people who have taken place as our priests in this modern age.
😳 ”An Act abolishing diversity in Opinions” which is something I just discovered. Apparently, King Henry VIII had it with people telling him how to be Catholic, so he made it illegal to think differently from him. I’ll probably be writing about this later.