Friends Forever

By posted at 11:00 am on July 15, 2016 2

Year in Reading alumnus Jonathan Safran Foer and Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman have been exchanging emails for over a decade. Over at The New York Times Magazine, they share their recent correspondence on how things have changed since the beginning of their friendship.

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2 Responses to “Friends Forever”

  1. Surly
    at 3:17 pm on July 15, 2016

    Hilarious. Foer is arguably the worst writer of his generation, but he is unquestionably the most pretentious. Imagine a human being who would do this:

    “For the last half a year, we have played a game at dinner called the Wonder Line. If one of the kids can tell me something that generates the experience of wonder — the cocked head, slight nod, raised eyebrow and muttered ‘hmmm …’ — we call it ‘clearing the Wonder Line.”

    And then imagine a human being who would be so gol’ darn proud of doing this that he humble-brags about it in the New York Times.

  2. steven augustine
    at 9:22 am on July 16, 2016

    “Imagine a human being who would do this…”

    Yes but isn’t it heartwarming when fading propaganda assets come together to generate more… propaganda…? (and *when* is Woody going to put these two adorable kids in a movie…?)

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