“The Abandonment” by Joshua Ferris in the New Yorker, it’s a good story, I can tell because it’s still bothering me. The man in his pajamas and the women he walks on. A true story. Even in his pajamas, he walks on women.
Movies we liked:
Star Trek—was fun but the bad guy was bad for no good reason.
Jason Bourne—exciting, fun but too many car chases for no good reason
I finished The Course of Love by Alain Botton, and found it not my thing.
- I didn’t like the therapy notes which reduced the relationship to its moving parts.
- As always, men cheat and are taken back quickly by their wife who either doesn’t find out or doesn’t care.
- There wasn’t enough muscle for me.
However, I think a lot of people will like this book because it kind of mashes through relationships in a way your average New Yorker reader is going to really like.