Feel Free (Zadie Smith)

  “I’m one of those people who have come to believe writing is a kind of psychological condition, forged in childhood, with a strong element of compulsion.”

“I’m one of those people who have come to believe writing is a kind of psychological condition, forged in childhood, with a strong element of compulsion.”

U.K. / 2018

Finished Feel Free. This round-up of Zadie Smith's best published essays was kind of a mixed bag. But I did find quite a few essays and insights I loved. This was my first time reading ZS’s nonfiction, and I do enjoy it slightly more than her fiction. My favorite essays, in no particular order were: Northwest London Blues, Brother from Another Mother, Dance Lessons for Writers, The I Who Is Not Me and The Bathroom. I thought the book reviews section could have been left out. Lots of great tidbits of knowledge in here.