Thanks to all of you for a great week. I loved reading your writing and getting to know you. If you’d like to keep in touch, I’m on all social media and my email is dspechler@gmail.com. If you’d like to read some great personal essays with vivid characters, here are a few I’d recommend:

The Fourth State of Matter by Jo Ann Beard 

Feet in Smoke by John Jeremiah Sullivan

Such Perfection by Chloé Cooper Jones

Thanksgiving In Mongolia by Ariel Levy

If you’d like to read more personal essays, and start thinking about submitting your own, here are a few online publications that regularly run the most beautiful work:

The Believer


The Sun

Good luck with your writing, everyone!