Why is Karl Ove Knausgaard Afraid of Therapy?

Why is Karl Ove Knausgaard Afraid of Therapy?

How were these writers able to endow their characters with such sentimentality while totally cutting themselves off from the emotional lives of their loved ones in real life? Or is it the inverse? Perhaps the well-adjusted person, who shares his vulnerabilities honestly in the social world, lacks the burning impulse to produce great writing.

Bicycle Diaries Part 1: Esprit de Corps

Bicycle Diaries Part 1: Esprit de Corps

A group of cyclists riding together is called a peloton, from the French word for platoon. And that’s how it feels, like a platoon of soldiers or a pack of wolves spreading out in search of something. Our bikes are within inches of each other, sometimes mere centimeters, as we travel 25mph down a country backroad.

Growing Up With Dave Eggers

Growing Up With Dave Eggers

As he travels around the country, Eggers must see a country with total freedom, but lacking in direction and meaning. How do we create meaning for ourselves in a world that presents us with few challenges and offers us few opportunities?