A Must-Read Unemployment Journal

I love every­thing about the Awl (and have been mean­ing to pitch them, too), but one of my favorite reads there has been Sam Bid­dle’s Diary of an Unem­ployed Class of ’10 Phi­los­o­phy Major in New York City. Is it wrong to think it sounds like Goethe’s Werther? Just hope he does­n’t meet a woman named Lotte.

You can read his entries here.

(N.B. Must be said that this strikes awful­ly close to home, hav­ing spent the bet­ter part of ’02 in a hot Brook­lyn apart­ment won­der­ing what it was I was going to do with my life.)