This post is part of a series recommending longform, narrative nonfiction (as well as other worthwhile writings). No two people live identical lives. No two people face all of the same hardships and challenges. Every life has its own giants. Each story recommended below is about an individual (or individuals) who face or avoid their giants in uniqueContinue reading “Good Reads: Life and the giants we face”
This post is part of a series recommending narrative, longform journalism and nonfiction pieces. Is it worth it? It could be anything. A dive into alligator-infested waters, a move away from everything you know, a climb up a stretch of rock others have labelled unclimbable. Is it worth the risk? Sometimes, we step up to the forksContinue reading “Good Reads: Risks people take for fishing poles, philosophies, and friendship”
Philosophers of story spend a lot of energy trying to nail down the purpose of storytelling. We know that people connect through stories, we know that stories mean more than statistics, we know that those who read a lot of stories tend to be more empathetic and gracious, but why do we tell stories in the first place?
This is the fourth in a new series of weekly posts recommending well-written narrative nonfiction/longform articles. Did North Korea Kidnap an American Hiker? by Chris Vogel, Outside In 2004, David Sneddon, 24, was capping off a summer studying in China by hiking western China near the Tiger Leaping Gorge. The Mandarin-speaking American was excited to return to the States andContinue reading “Good Reads: Missing hikers, recovering communities, and war dogs”