Category Essays

We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast by Jonathan Safran Foer

A story that keeps recurring in Jonathan Safran Foer’s meticulously researched new book is the one where Jan Karski met with Felix Frankfurter in 1943. During the height of WWII, Karski, a 28-year-old catholic resistance fighter from Poland, embarked on a treacherous trip to America with one hope in mind. In 1942, by disguising himself […]

My Time Among the Whites: Notes from an Unfinished Education by Jennine Capo Crucet

In My Time Among the Whites, Jennine, through a series of autobiographical essays, dissects what it means to be a first-generation minority college student and the excitement and confusion that came with it, not just for her, but her family as well, while also exploring other topics. From the moment I read about Jennine’s trip […]

The End of the End of the Earth: Essays by Jonathan Franzen

I’ve been a big fan of Jonathan Franzen ever since I read Freedom back in 2012. I think some of you would know how stingy I am with book ratings. The number of books that have received 5 stars from me is less than two dozens, and Freedom is one such ‘rare’ books to make […]