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On Our Radar: Reads To Bookmark For The Long Weekend Ahead

Are you on holiday next week? Whether it's a full vacation or long weekend spent relaxing, here are a few reads we'll be enjoying.

To note: A vulnerable, emotional, ecstatic conversation with the musical icon Alanis Morissette on pregnancy at 45, childbirth, postpartum depression, and #metoo. Taking notes on the boundaries she teaches her kids as non-negotiable. (See also, this essay pointed out in the interview on the difference between joy and pleasure.) 

To read: Our favorite celebrity profile writer Tiffany Brodesser-Akner — her words are witty, smart, and campy — has crafted her own fiction novel, Fleishman Is In Trouble. Now she's the one answering the questions and we are very into all she has to say.

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