books

  • Books As Passports & Notes On Copenhagen

    Through books, I’d traveled the world a hundreds time over before I reached adulthood, navigating France (Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin) like I navigated my middle school hallways, falling in love in Ethiopia (An Ethiopian Romance by Heliodorus of Emesa) like I fell in love with Miranda in my...
  • Sit Your A** Down Somewhere: For Morrie on a Saturday

    While in London, in Brixton, I mentioned to Marita how desperate I was to read Tuesdays With Morrie. She received her copy from a dear friend and couldn’t give it to me, but when I returned to Los Angeles a week later, a copy was waiting for me at...
  • Books Are Maps, Too!

    I think having once been an avid reader, I appreciate American landscape more than many of my peers. I want to see the places Holden visited, where he was beat up, where the phonies laughed. To see how quiet the western front actually is, and to take pictures in...