Lauren Wilkinson Wants to Buy Happiness

March 26, 2019

For The Cut‘s compelling “Get That Money” series, Lauren Wilkinson reflects on living in tenuous financial balance in her 20s, and feeling, 10 years and a lot of MFA-based debt later, that no amount of money will ever be “enough.” Plus, some good advice for aspiring writers. You can also find Wilkinson’s 2018 Year in Reading post here.

Photo credit: Niqui Carter

is an aspiring academic born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. She's just moved to Madison, Wisconsin for a PhD in English, and hopes to use the next several years to get really into eating cheese curds and having "a mind of winter," as per Wallace Stevens.

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