At long last, Article Club is here! I’m very happy to announce that our inaugural article will be “The Tyranny of the Ideal Woman,” by Jia Tolentino. This article, which appeared in Issue #204 in August, was the most-read piece in The Highlighter last year. It’s very worthy of our deep read and discussion. I look forward to re-reading it and talking about it with you. Are you in? Hope so!
I'm (delayed) but in! I work in Adult & Community Education in the Boston area.
I’m in! I was a high school teacher until last year when I quit to do a gap year with my kiddos before the youngest starts kindergarten. (Actually, we’re here for my husband’s job, but that doesn’t sound as cool). For this school year, I am worldschooling my 8 and 5 year old in Tokyo, Japan. We plan on returning to SF and public education in the fall.
I'm an educator in Berkeley, mother of four, and fan of the outdoors.
I'm in too, if it isn't too late.
I’m in! I appreciate the curation Mark has brought me through The Highlighter, so to join this Article Club is perfectly serendipitous - thanks for the nudge, Mark. Deep thinking and hearing multiple perspectives are right up my alley. Katie, here, an upper elementary educator in Campbell/SJ & a mother of 3 growing, middle school and HS, girls!
Hello, I'm in too! I'm Peter. For work, I design products that help people read more good articles, like ones by Jia Tolentino. I've had Trick Mirror on my nightstand for a few weeks and this is a great opportunity to read one of the essays with a bunch of thoughtful readers! Looking forward to our conversations!
Hi, I'm in! Math educator, former colleague of Mark and Jim and Marni at Envision. Teaching Algebra at Latitude 37.8 High in Oakland. Honestly, I don't read that much. But, I've been a fan of that David Foster Wallace collection of essays when it came out in 1996. http://mark.levengood.people.cpcc.edu/HIS132/LessonDocs/Wallace1.pdf
And reading Trick Mirror gave me the same feeling that those DFW essays did— super salient, difficult truths about what it's like to live right now illuminated, written about with curiosity and humility and fear and fearlessness. Excited for Jia and you!
I'm in. Tony, educator and former circus performer.
I am IN!! I’m Vanessa, an educator on a bit of hiatus to mom full time. I am in San Francisco and am so excited to be in deeper conversation with you all!
Hi all! Ram here, based in San Diego, a teacher educator working for Teach For America. Excited to commit to reading more deeply and thoughtfully alongside all of you. Can't wait to learn from yall's brilliance.
Hi, I am Sonya. I am IN! I am a stay at home mom. I love my little family and my 15 years old dog, Bailey. I am super excited for Mark! I am ready to read and learn more from the Article Club!
Hi, I'm Kati. I'm IN! This is such a neat idea and I'm looking forward to see how it grows. I'm a records manager and I live in Fremont with my husband Dan and dog Ollie. I agree with Marni's comment below. Hooray for Mark Isero! Whom I sometimes call Mr. Isero because he was my teacher 20 years ago! I'm looking forward to thoughtful exchanges of ideas and deep dives into current events.
Hi. I am Jennifer. An educator on the Peninsula, fan and friend of Mark's. I am looking forward to reading and discussing the different articles that Mark shares with us. I read the first one and I have thoughts about it. I will re-read and wait to post them until next Sunday.
I'm HELLLLLA in! I'm Michele, an educator and deep thinker. I'm excited to be in the article club because I want to exchange meaningful ideas about important subjects with smart, thoughtful people.
Hi. I'm an educator-turned-doctoral-student in Oakland. It looks like I have a lot of the same favorite things as Marni. Looking forward to meeting you all. Excitedly, Jim.
hello! I'm Summer, an accountant in San Francisco, CA. I'm a twenty something gemini of color and mom to Yoshi, a senior doxie. I'm interested in Article Club because it's a super neat way to grow community in the internet universe.