I want to be touched.
March 25, 2010 8:24 AM Subscribe
Help me find short, touching essays written in the first person, about personal relationships.
posted by yawper to Writing & Language (16 answers total) 27 users marked this as a favorite
Essays about being a parent, a sibling, a friend...even about a person’s relationship with themself.
I just finished reading Roger Ebert’s article about his dad
and while touching, is not really what I’m looking for – it’s too long and is basically a biographical piece. I guess I’m looking for more reflection on what the relationship means or what the author has learned from it.
This piece on motherhood by Anna Quindlen (Flown Away, Left Behind
) always bring a lump to my throat, and I want to read similar works.
(Sidebar/derail: is that the correct usage of “themself”? Or should it be “themselves”? It’s bothering me.)