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2016 In Review

“Christmas will soon be here, Svevo,” she said. “Say a prayer. Ask God to make it a happy Christmas.” —John Fante, Wait Until Spring, Bandini Music this year: This part of life is almost monastic. I get up every day at 3:45AM, meditate, then cook breakfast. While cooking, my iPad reads the current book into my headphones. In a normal day, I only get scraps of minutes for reading, so the machine helps me make steady progress. Here are some passages from books I read this year: I can’t believe how real life never lets you down. I can’t understand why anyone would write fiction when what actually happens is so amazing. Nora Ephron, I Feel Bad About My Neck So decide now that you are worthy of living as a full-grown man who is making progress, and make everything that seems best be a law that you cannot go against. And if you meet with any hardship or anything pleasant or reputable or disreputable, then remember that the contest is now and the Olympic g