24 February, 2012

My Favorite Writer

Pam Houston has been my favorite living author since I was in my 20’s, and I first read Cowboys Are My Weakness. There’s just no one in the world that turns a phrase like she does. Imagine my surprise when I saw her new novel, Contents May Have Shifted in my local bookstore.

So far, it has not disappointed. And it’s not the story, it’s the phrases. So far this is my favorite:

I’m beginning to understand that when we want to kill ourselves, it is not because we are lonely, but because we are trying to break up with the world before the world breaks up with us.

Thank you, Ms. Houston.

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