Evan Michelson — a dealer, at Obscura Antiques & Oddities in Manhattan, in anatomical curiosa and weird antiques, and co-star of the Science Channel reality show Oddities—is unique in her disposition to defend, with some heat, the virtues of the moral philosopher and political radical Jeremy Bentham—not a subject that rouses many of us to throw down the gauntlet.
7. You’re not gonna tell me who I am. I’m gonna tell you who I am.
So what’s the big deal with that chick, Jane Austen? Why do you guys like her so much?
2. You think Jane Eyre and Jane Austen are the same person.
Since I was 11, I wished that my life would be like a Jane Austen novel. Well, I’m now twenty-two, and if Jane Austen really were writing my life story, I’d flip her the bird right about now.
5. He has Van Gogh’s ear for music.
Since lady parts-owner Alice Munro just won the Nobel Prize for Literature, making her the 13th woman in the award’s 112 year history, there’s no time better than the present to share some of the 21st century’s other talented female writers.
Anyone who likes David Sedaris is automatically good people. If you catch him reading Amy Sedaris, though, you marry him.
You’re never too old to start reading Harry Potter (or read it all over again).
Unfortunately, most literature is food for the love hungry — not the love satisfied. But if you can focus while your brain chemicals are raging, here are some books that will teach you something about that wonderful thing called love.