An Ocean Away From the Sanctuary of Manhattan, Signs of Peaceful Coexistence

As a Jewish New Yorker, Candy Schulman is surprised to find a small town in Andalusia celebrating the co-existence of Christian, Muslim, and Jewish cultures, despite the area’s dark racist history.

Source: Longreads
Published: Jul 29, 2019
Length: 10 minutes (2,622 words)

In a World Full of Cruelty and Injustice, Becoming a Mother Anyway

In this personal essay, a visit to Auschwitz makes Eliza Margarita Bates only more determined to have a baby, despite her painful chronic illness.

Source: Longreads
Published: Jul 26, 2019
Length: 26 minutes (6,506 words)

Reading Lessons

You never stop learning how to read — probably because you also never stop forgetting how to read.

Source: Longreads
Published: Jul 22, 2019
Length: 12 minutes (3,118 words)

When to Throw a Goodbye Party

A personal essay in which Joy Notoma grapples with: saying goodbye to friends before a move, the complicated grief of shunning, and the way one parting can be a painful reminder of so many others.

Author: Joy Notoma
Source: Longreads
Published: Jul 19, 2019
Length: 14 minutes (3,746 words)

Whole 60

For the Fine Lines series, Laura Lippman writes about her own unique diet plan, which requires that you eat whatever you want whenever you want to eat it, and declare yourself beautiful.

Source: Longreads
Published: Jul 16, 2019
Length: 14 minutes (3,660 words)

The Offer of a Two-Night Stand, When Just One Would Do

In this personal essay, a guide in Puerto Rico inadvertently leads Suzanne Roberts to stop collecting men as if they were souvenirs.

Source: Longreads
Published: Jul 15, 2019
Length: 18 minutes (4,525 words)

The Cost of Reading

Ayşegül Savaş contemplates the way women’s and men’s time is valued and the uneven burden taken by women writers in literary citizenship.

Source: Longreads
Published: Jul 12, 2019
Length: 15 minutes (3,811 words)

My Unsexual Revolution

A personal essay in which Diane Shipley confronts her history of sexual dysfunction and wonders who decides what “normal” is, anyway.

Source: Longreads
Published: Jul 10, 2019
Length: 17 minutes (4,293 words)

Holding the Pain

Amye Archer explores her own relationship with the shooting at Sandy Hook as she works with survivors to tell their stories.

Source: Longreads
Published: Jul 8, 2019
Length: 13 minutes (3,422 words)

The Brazilian Healer and the Patron Saint of Impossible Causes

A personal essay in which Leigh Hopkins faces the hidden truth about the world’s most famous spiritual surgeon, and the irresistible desire to find “the cure.”

Source: Longreads
Published: Jul 3, 2019
Length: 24 minutes (6,131 words)