The bursting life of The Diary of Frida Kahlo

Being an unabashed Frida-phile, I ordered a used copy of The Diary of Frida Kahlo, a facsimile of her diary from the last decade of her life. When it arrived I tore open the padded mailer and let the beautiful pages wash over me. I know enough Spanish to read her entries, in her looping … Continue reading The bursting life of The Diary of Frida Kahlo

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A quotation by Montesquieu befitting a cynical, troubled, witty woman

This epigraph in Price of Fame: The Honorable Clare Boothe Luce is cynical and so damn depressing and, let's admit, pretty spot on for the human species: If we only wanted to be happy it would be easy. But we want to be happier than other people, which is almost always difficult, since we think them happier … Continue reading A quotation by Montesquieu befitting a cynical, troubled, witty woman