My Heart Is an Idiot

A compilation of unrequited love stories and ill-conceived adventures, Davy Rothbart's debut essay collection is by turns hilarious and heartbreaking. As he describes sharing a swimming pool with a dead body or urinating in glass bottles following an ankle injury, Rothbart's prose soars even as his subjects dismay.

July 28: Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin eloped on this day in 1814.

Crime fiction legends Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly discuss the new book that unites their beloved sleuths Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch.

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