"Downsizing Supersize", by James Surowiecki; "Souvenirs", by Mike Peed; "Big Med", by Atul Gawande; "After Ellen", by Justin Taylor; "Portrait of the Artist", by Bob Odenkirk; and "Running Men", by David Denby.
In a new suite of powerful and incisive stories, Justin Taylor captures the lives of men and women unmoored from their pasts and uncertain of their futures. A man writes his girlfriend a Dear John letter, gets in his car, and just drives. A widowed insomniac is roused from malaise when an alligator appears in her backyard. A group of college friends try to stay close after graduation, but are drawn away from - and back toward - each other by the choices they make.
"How to be Young"