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Sunday Sentence

In which I participate in David Abrams’s “Sunday Sentence” project, sharing the best sentence I’ve read during the past week, “out of context and without commentary.”

Nowhere in George F. Kennan’s “Memoirs” does he recount how many times he drunkenly shagged someone named Jennifer.

Source: Paul Begala, “A White House Memoir That’s Equal Parts C-Span and ‘Sex and the City’” (The New York Times Book Review)

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Photo of chocolate pecan pie via Flickr/Elaine Huang https://www.flickr.com/photos/lainers/.

 

In which I participate in David Abrams’s “Sunday Sentence” project, sharing the best sentence I’ve read during the past week, “out of context and without commentary.”

Could it truly be a sin, such a crust?

Source: Andrew Furman, Goldens Are Here: A Novel

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Sunday Sentence

In which I participate in David Abrams’s “Sunday Sentence” project, sharing the best sentence I’ve read during the past week, “out of context and without commentary.”

Here he was, in his essays and interviews, making informed, nuanced arguments about the way we live now — about anything from Twitter (which he is against) to the way political correctness has been weaponized to shut down discourse (which he is against) to obligatory self-promotion (which he is against) to the incessant ending of a phone call by saying, “I love you” (which he is against, but because “I love you” is for private) — and though critics loved him and he had a devoted readership, others were using the very mechanisms and platforms that he warned against (like the internet in general and social media in specific) to ridicule him.

Source: Taffy Brodesser-Akner, “Jonathan Franzen Is Fine With All of It” (The New York Times Magazine)

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Sunday Sentence

In which I participate in David Abrams’s “Sunday Sentence” project, sharing the best sentence I’ve read during the past week, “out of context and without commentary.”

I have ample firsthand experience.

Source: Roxane Gay, “Why ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Matters” (The New York Times Book Review)

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Sunday Sentence

In which I participate in David Abrams’s “Sunday Sentence” project, sharing the best sentence I’ve read during the past week, “out of context and without commentary.”

Central (AKA Central Square) MBTA station.

In Boston, the subway didn’t get you anywhere, but the stations were generally clean and quiet and no one bothered you on the actual train.

Source: Weike Wang, “Omakase” (The New Yorker)

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Book cover of Andrew Sean Greer’s novel LESS.

 

 

In which I participate in David Abrams’s “Sunday Sentence” project, sharing the best sentence I’ve read during the past week, “out of context and without commentary.”

By his forties, all he has managed to grow is a gentle sense of himself, akin to the transparent carapace of a soft-shelled crab.

Source: Andrew Sean Greer, Less

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