In her Medium pop-up magazine Unruly Bodies, Roxane Gay writes about her difficult decision to undergo weight reduction surgery. “I worried that people would think I betrayed fat positivity, something I do very much believe in even if I can’t always believe in it for myself. I worried that everyone who responded so generously to my memoir, Hunger, would feel betrayed,” she writes. “I worried I would be seen as betraying myself. I worried I would be seen as taking the easy way out, even though nothing about any of this has been easy, not one thing.”
James Comey’s A Higher Truth sold more than half a million copies in its first week, double sales for Hillary Clinton’s What Happened and triple those of Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury.
Lorne Michaels and Aidy Bryant are creating a Hulu series based on Lindy West’s Shrill: Notes From a Loud Woman.
Boston Globe columnist Kevin Cullen has been suspended after a column on the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings was found to have “several inconsistencies.”
Curtis Sittenfeld says that Alice Munro is the only author that she rereads regularly. “Sometimes I reread her stories because the plots are complicated, and I read the first time to get a handle on the plot and the second time more to enjoy her insights about people,” she explains. “I also find that as I get older, it’s different to read a Munro story in my forties that I first read in my twenties. Even if I liked it 15 years ago, I now identify with her portrayals of motherhood or marriage in a much more visceral way.”
Vanity Fair is implementing a paywall on its website. Readers will have access to four articles per month before they need to subscribe. “At a moment when quality journalism is not a luxury, but a necessity, your commitment will enable us to invest in our reporting, writing, photography, and video, expanding into new areas and onto new platforms, with you, our core reader and viewer, clearly in focus,” editor Radhika Jones writes. “We cannot do it without you.”