Are you interested in the thoughts and lives of the bookish people of today? Don’t look any further and read the best interviews of the week.
Meghan Daum edited a book on childlessness and talked to Flavorwire about the decision to not have babies.
“There is room for questioning and there is room for mourning,” Daum said, “and I think it is just as intellectually dishonest for people who’ve chosen not to have kids to say, ‘I don’t have one moment of regret.
Catherine Lacey interviewed Renata Adler over at Vice
I started watching television a little bit. I’m watching stuff I’ve never watched before, like serials. I started to watch West Wing, because of my son, and it’s so good. So incredibly good, I think. And there’s a lot to watch because it’s already finished.
Hope Larsson talks about the graphic novel adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time with Mary Sue.
It’s one of the first books I read as a kid that tackled big, dark ideas. It’s full of weird images. And Meg, this imperfect girl who’s weird and bad in school and thinks she’s ugly, gets to travel across the universe and become a hero. It gives so much hope to awkward kids and outsiders.
Jacob Rubin got to interview himself at The Nervous Breakdown and it just made me more excited about reading his book.
The book’s got whatever you need, baby. Men, women, Zinc, the internet! There are many women in the book – the three principals are Mama, Giovanni’s mother, who is the biggest influence on his life and a chronic encourager of his imitations, for better or worse. Giovanni later meets Lucy, a seductive nightclub singer, who is the first person he can’t imitate. They have a pretty charged love affair. Later on his life, he has a more honest relationship with a woman, a photographer named Amelia whom he meets in an insane asylum (best place to meet people, hands down.)
Chloe Caldwell writes about the laziest coming out story ever.
“Your twenties are for figuring out if you’re a lesbian or not,” Cheryl Strayed once said to me. I tweeted this a few days later. “I’d like to make an amendment,” Cheryl said, “I’d drank a bottle of wine before I said that.”