Friday. Yay!

McSweeney’s has a taken on the whole editing of Roald Dahl’s books thing: “Fuck You, You Fat-Headed Roald Dahl-Censoring Fuckers.”

It also appears already purchased ebooks versions of Dahl’s work are being “updated.” So I refer you back to the link above.

The Washington Post published this homage to encyclopedias. I’m learning Italian right now and despite taking the courses online and having instant translation available through the interwebs, I still bought an Italian and English dictionary. Physical media has its advantages, including but not limited to a publisher can’t go alter something you already bought (yes I am bothered by the Dahl thing!)

In Esquire, Chris Pine recommends 15 books he thinks everyone should read. Who am I to argue with my second favorite Chris?

Let’s giggle with Smart Bitches, Trashy Romances on some cover snark.

And in closing: I saw this tweet asking if your parents monitored your reading. My answer: no. The only pushback I got was when, as a teenager, I picked up The Tell-Tale Heart and Other Writings by Edgar Allen Poe from the dearly departed Hideaway Books in Avalon, N.J. One parent asked if that was maybe a little dark for a beach read, but neither told me not to read it.

I still have that copy.

Here’s the inside.

Inside us are two wolves, indeed — especially me as a teenager.

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Jen Miller

Jen Miller

Jen A. Miller is a an author and freelance writer. Her memoir, Running a Love Story, was a Philadelphia Inquirer best book of the year. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, SELF, Buzzfeed and the Guardian, among others.

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