Welcome to another edition of Substack Reads—your weekend digest of handpicked great writing from across Substack.
I love these roundups because they are such a rich glimpse into the world of Substack! Love exploring new formats, topics, and stories that I’ve never thought about or had forgotten about (like Caroline Calloway, wow).
OMG 😱 Thanks Substack for featuring my article, you guys are legend.
If you guys can’t notice it, here’s the link:
Humbly submitting my own curatorial newsletter to the masses, Curious About Everything, which rounds up the best of the web each month. Here's last month's missive: https://jodiettenberg.substack.com/p/twenty-eight
Such great posts here to be dug into. Reminds me of why curatorial newsletters are so good. I’m inspired to start a curated series too, one dedicated to Indian food!
Until then though if you are looking for a vulnerable food Essay on becoming a beautiful mummy and enjoying my dessert, here’s mine: https://perzen.substack.com/p/lagan-nu-custard
So many things here that I can't wait to dig into.
Also wanted to let everyone know that my book, The Artist's Mind, is going on a Substack blog tour starting on Tuesday!
The Scammer Caroline Calloway one sounds fascinating. “And We Were Like” is the perfect Gen-Z title for a book, and it’s sort of perfect that she didn’t even write it because it seems most young people today write little other than on social media, and read even less. I totally do relate to and understand/feel empathy for the drug addiction. I’m 13 years sober myself. With dozens of traditionally published stories in lit mags, I never could get any of my 12 completed novels taken by agents...though I got close. Being a WSM (White Straight Male) in the second decade of the 21st century frankly doesn’t help. (Sorry: unpopular non-Woke but realistic statement.)
I write about all of this--agents, book editing, writing, AA, addiction, fiction, memoir and more--on my Substack, **Sincere American Writing.***
Check me out.
‘Sincere American Writing’
I was honored to interview disability activity Jessica Gimeno, whose TEDx talk on depression has more than 2 million YouTube views.
Also, the Tuesday edition of my newsletter is always a curated roundup of articles and listicles related to the teen drama television genre and the writers, producers and actors involved in it. Currently featuring a lot of WGA and SAG-AFTRA strike updates.
New read, new recommendation!
For all Substack readers, here’s a great advice on why we need for audacious and caring readers!
(Plus, how you can be one too!)
I’ll leave it here: https://open.substack.com/pub/abetterthinking/p/the-1-habit-that-can-make-or-brake?r=1xei0g&utm_medium=ios&utm_campaign=post
Delightful roundup for readers. A chandelier of Substack highlights.
If you find many Substacks predictably woke - especially those devoted to the arts - permit me to suggest my own Write Dangerously, which starts from the premise that 'Woke art is rubbish.' https://writedangerously.substack.com I think I can claim that it's provocative and subversive. Please subscribe - and comment!
Great roundup. The Calloway story a perfect Sunday morning read.
Pasta is the future guys
How can I find a certain writer by name?