From Lost To Found On the Metro-North Train

September 18, 2014 4:57 PM

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An important part of my daily life as an apathetic Millennial involves the strategic avoidance of hype. Overenthusiasm or, even worse, earnest admiration of any kind is a social embarrassment too great to risk, regardless of whatever cultural phenomenon, life-changing product, or stale viral video on which I might be missing out.

Thus, the first time I saw a review of Wild by Cheryl Strayed in Time magazine, the reviewer's sincere delight in the book's scope and artistry was simply too obvious for me to bother answering his imploring call to read it. Overlooking the apparent irony in my subsequent decision to go into book pu...

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