How (When?) To Overshare on the Cover of NYT Magazine

Remember when ex-Gawker employee Emily Gould overshared on the cover of the New York Times Magazine? When she, in the course of 8,000 words, pondered Questions She’s Faced In Life such as:

But how could I convey to Henry — who sometimes, onstage with his band, played entire shows with his back to the audience — the thrill of delivering a good line to a crowd that would immediately respond, that would fall over themselves to one-up your joke or fill in the blanks with their own suggestions and information?

Yesterday, it was David Carr’s turn. In the course of his 8,000 words he pondered Questions He’s Faced In Life such as:

Are you willing to destroy others, including little babies, in order to feed the monster within?

Not in my case, but it was a much closer call than I would like to admit. I now inhabit a life I don’t deserve, but we all walk this earth feeling we are frauds. The trick is to be grateful and hope the caper doesn’t end any time soon.

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Liz Cox Barrett is a writer at CJR.