Bibliotherapy for Fiction Lovers

Ceridwen Dovey asks, can reading make you happier?

is an intern for The Millions. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in BOMB, Ploughshares online, Music & Literature, Words Without Borders, and elsewhere. She is currently the assistant fiction editor for Washington Square Review. She tweets at @bdantaslobato.

One comment:

  1. I don’t understand this insipid question. People have been reading for a long, long, long time. Does anyone seem happier to you because of it? More knowledgeable? Sure. More aesthetically well-rounded? Of course. But happy? What kind of bimbo question is that? What in the bloody hell does being happy have to do with anything? Eating a freaking ice cream cone makes you happy. That’s how important being ‘happy’ is.

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