The 10 top-performing essays published on Longreads this year.
This week we’re highlighting stories from Tom Lamont, Charlotte Alter, Dženana Vucic, John Paul Scotto, and Devin Friedman.
“So I tiptoed through life, aware that my obsessive enthusiasm could set people off like a bomb.”
“On defense Dad put me at linebacker, a position that allowed me to unleash some of the harmful energy I had previously aimed at myself.”
The hindsight of an adulthood autism diagnosis.