Last month, I picked up a used copy of the 2008 edition of The Best American Essays. Since then I've skipped around in it, reading whatever looked interesting to me.
I gave up on a few of the essays. After the first few paragraphs, they didn't even begin to reel me in. I skimmed some of the others, just getting an idea of where the writer was going, but not reading every word. But then there were several of the entries that completely had me from the start.
One of the best was The Way We Age Now, by Atul Gawande. Without being morbid, the writer describes some of the realities of aging and highlights the importance of doctors who treat elderly patients. It's actually a lot better than I just made it sound. Check it out.
So what are you reading these days?