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    The Atlantic | Lauren Oyler | 1/9/21 | 24 min
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    • bill
      Top reader of all timeScoutScribe
      3 weeks ago

      Oh boy, this is like candy - the first chapter of Lauren Oyler’s forthcoming novel, Fake Accounts. I can’t wait to read the whole thing.

      • Darko2 weeks ago

        I love how self-aware she is and is able to articulate and imply her awareness. Very entertaining.

    • DellwoodBarker
      Top reader this weekScribe
      2 weeks ago


      Two moments really resonate, personally:

      I suppose my definition of a bad person might be more self-centered than others’, though, really, worrying about being a bad person is entirely self-centered. Good people do not think in such categorical terms.

      Remarkable observation.

      And the second is when she parallels the feeling of first opening the phone to Home Screen to walking into Wal-Mart with minimal focused intention only to experience the ultimate sabotage of “vagueness of desire”.

      • bill
        Top reader of all timeScoutScribe
        2 weeks ago

        Yup. The metaphor about Wal-Mart really stuck with me too!