“I’ve Convinced Them to Let Me Write About Pretty Much All My Other Obscure Interests”Here are John Swansburg’s favorite reads from Slate this week, from the good old Grateful Dead to ex-con voting rights.
“It Wasn’t Just Character. It Was Circumstances.”John Swansburg and his editor Jessica Winter talk about how his history of the self-made man came to life.
Behind the Scenes
They Can’t Buy BackboneFathers, sons, and the lesson of Herman Blume in my Slate essay about self-made men.
Listen to Our January Music RoundupBeat the chill with our winter playlist, exclusively for Slate Plus members.
Slate Voice: “The Self-Made Man” Listen to Slate’s John Swansburg read his story on the myth of the self-made man.