Get Lit w/ Kit – July 2021

What’s up everybody? I read a fantastic book of essays this month. Monsters in the Classroom presents thoughtful perspectives of how ‘others’ (vampires, zombies, Godzilla, etc) are portrayed in literature and film. But more importantly, it delves into WHY these beings exist as they do. Looking at historical implications, cultural contexts, psychological/political/societal fears, Monsters in the Classroom got my … More Get Lit w/ Kit – July 2021

Get Lit With Kit – November 2020

Hey, folks.  I’ve been slowing down quite a bit during these uncertain days. Living in a COVID “hot spot” can be stressful. To combat the pressure, I’ve been doing my darndest to meditate. Sam Harris never fails. Deepak Chopra is also coming up with a strong listening library. As promised, I hit up another John Irving novel, The World According to … More Get Lit With Kit – November 2020

Get Lit With Kit – Best of July 2020

I was deeply impressed by Delia Owen’s novel, Where the Crawdads Sing. Her words struck full of painful beauty. Her characters were real. The book teaches critical lessons that I explore in my essay “The Upside of Suicide.” Read them both. Somewhat related was this interesting podcast from father and son Eric and Zev Weinstein. Baffling how … More Get Lit With Kit – Best of July 2020

Get Lit With Kit – Best of June

I’m going to begin today’s list with a selection from Malcolm Gladwell, Talking to Strangers. This was a timely audiobook that explores how and why people misunderstand each other, and the way those misreadings can lead to tragedy. Gladwell skillfully exploited the audiobook format to include the actual recordings of interviews that are woven through … More Get Lit With Kit – Best of June