Wednesday, December 17, 2003

Sara Bauer writes an open letter to young women who work at chain bookstores
You're lonely, Young Women Who Work at Chain Bookstores, and you want to find someone who understands you. You dream of a man who will hold you in the dark, listen to you talk about your deepest fears, and take you shopping at Hot Topic. You size up customers as potential allies, and you try so hard to make friends with those who are like you, who bear the cross of Not Fitting In. You tell them you love their T-shirt, that no one around here listens to Indie Rock Band Depicted on Customer's T-shirt; you try to smile, take deep breaths, and not appear desperate.
· It's hard—it's so hard, I want to take you into my arms and promise that it will get easier, but it won't [ courtesy of Mcsweeneys]
· Publisher Lemniscaat freely distributed 7,000 books in trains [ via Expatica ]