How was your weekend? I mostly worked. On Thursday I saw Lorrie Moore read at NYU. It was really good. She read something that had been rejected by the New Yorker (and told us she once read something that had been rejected by the New Yorker at a New Yorker festival). The story was bizarre but really very funny, as were her answers to audience questions. She was totally on her game, if not a little buzzed. An undergraduate asked advice on becoming a successful writer and she said forget the “successful,” and just write. Also: learn to get by on very little, materially and emotionally. It all seemed so wise at the time.