James Stegall’s “Personal Inventory”

This great essay from nerve.com is a must-read. James Stegall’s piece on the Lands’ End catalog as the “pornography of regret” achingly describes how I hope my fiance’ would feel if I walked out and the idealized life I hope I would lead. I’ve read it ten times today and it gets better with each read. It’s a melancholy love song of an essay, made all the better by its perfect grasp of the Lands’ End visual appeal.

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