#25: You're Ugly Too by Lorrie Moore

Some days I do not feel like reading longer short fiction.

This was another story I listened to first as opposed to reading; it benefitted massively from being read by Moore herself. In case you’re wondering, her voice is monotone at times, but her deliciously dry wit was made for Moore’s change in tone. She is one of the few writers who, when reading her own work, is able to suitably capture the spirit of the writing...

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#9 Dance in America by Lorrie Moore

I first read this story in a writing class in 2004. What struck me was the combination of humour and compassion within, an intricacy of emotion beneath what seems like a simple story...

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