Survival by Book

Essays on work, love, culture, & other life-stuff, usually with a bookish lens, always with a lot of heart. With drawings by Judith Solberg, the creator of DoodleDispatches.Substack.com

Sharon Hogan; Elizabeth Hardwick vs Robert Lowell; Ernest Hemingway; Muriel Spark; and ex-husbands + a tweet from Lucy Fishwife & a photo from Amsterdam
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Elizabeth Bishop, three of SBB's best travel-themed essays, the new Louise Penny Substack launch + a cactus flower that bloomed overnight in my garden
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Arkady Martine's "A Memory Called Empire;" communication & culture; and finding the other barbarians + Doodle Dispatches, McMansion Hell, & gothic…
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on geospatial data & the case for human-sized tech + Jo Petroni inspires, Doodle Dispatches has a birthday, Aella lights up a new thought galaxy, …
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On gleaning and "putting food by" + Jean Craighead George, Wendell Berry, and Doodle Dispatches + keep scrolling for Brandon Taylor & The Austen…
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Brian Rutenberg, remediating distraction, the benefits of a good night's sleep, and why we need love, art & beauty in addition to good work
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or want a relatable sci-fi novel, or are planning your next trip
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