Friday Favorites

I am a voracious reader and every week I come across either a book, online piece or website I want to share with others. I’ve decided to curate these gems and highlight them on Friday. I hope you find these faves as insightful as I do.

  • Good news for those who love writing essays – In “Essay is the new black,” Keysha Whitaker writes about what she learned after listening to esteemed panelists discuss the resurgence of the personal narrative.
  • I’ve often thought about authenticity, what it means and how to employ it my life. Can authenticity be stretched too far? Adam Grant makes wise points in “Unless You’re Oprah, ‘Be Yourself’ Is Terrible Advice,” in the New York Times. The following line resonated: “Pay attention to how we present ourselves to others, and then strive to be the people we claim to be.” The goal is not necessarily authenticity, but sincerity. Be who you say you are.

What were your favorite reads this week?