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My review of In Persuasion Nation and Q&A with author George Saunders for the April/May 2006 issue of Giant magazine. (Click image for full-size version.) I love this quote:
“I have two daughters and I found that my moral sense was really engaged for the first time after they were born. I started to feel the special squeeze that working for a living causes a person. Step into any street and you see people rushing off to faraway offices to do distasteful things. And why? Because they love their kids. But now there’s this pressure for Americans to move more and more time and energy away from family and toward corporation. The essential human dilemma was always to avoid starving to death — alongside the other human impulse, which is to yank one’s head up from the yoke and try to find beauty and higher meaning in the midst of all this toil.”

My review of In Persuasion Nation and Q&A with author George Saunders for the April/May 2006 issue of Giant magazine. (Click image for full-size version.) I love this quote:

I have two daughters and I found that my moral sense was really engaged for the first time after they were born. I started to feel the special squeeze that working for a living causes a person. Step into any street and you see people rushing off to faraway offices to do distasteful things. And why? Because they love their kids. But now there’s this pressure for Americans to move more and more time and energy away from family and toward corporation. The essential human dilemma was always to avoid starving to death — alongside the other human impulse, which is to yank one’s head up from the yoke and try to find beauty and higher meaning in the midst of all this toil.

 
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