The Times just ran a profile of Nina Sankovitch, a 46-year-old woman from Westport, Connecticut, who’s set out on a quest to read an entire book every day for 365 days. One of her goals, she says, was “to inspire a love of books in others” and not, surprisingly, to make you hate people who don’t have to go to work every day.
Sankovitch is a “former” environmental lawyer living in one of the richest neighborhoods in the country. She has four sons who range in age from 8 to 16 and are therefore presumably in school all day, and she has someone come clean her house once every two weeks. The biggest sacrifices she’s had to make in order to stick to her plan? Get your tissues ready:
Still, to make this work she’s cut out a lot — the garden, The New Yorker, wasting time online, ambitious cooking, clothes shopping, coffee with friends.
Omigod, you’re right, New York Times, that is a lot! But perhaps next time you could profile a middle-class woman with four sons and a job who manages to read a book every few weeks. Would be far more impressive.