Earning The Right to Be Jealous

Elissa Bassist, a young writer who once wrote to Dear Sugar asking, "How does a woman get up and become the writer she wishes she’d be?" and got the very amazing response of, "write like a motherfucker," has an interview with Sugar's Cheryl Strayed in Creative Nonfiction.

Becoming Number Two

This is a story about Olympic gold medal swimming champion Missy Franklin deciding to return to her high school to swim as an amateur and forgoing an estimated $3 million a year in endorsement deals. It's wonderful.