Daily Distraction: Read this spellbinding 9/11 story in The Atlantic
Jennifer Senior's superbly written tale of grief and conspiracy in the wake of tragedy will stick with you
I want to tell you about this story by Jennifer Senior in The Atlantic, but I don't want to tell you too much, because it's a masterpiece of storytelling, and you should really let it unspool the way Senior intended.
But the gist of it revolves around Bobby McIlvaine, who died when the Twin Towers collapsed on Sept. 11, 2001, and the way grief and conspiracy have intermingled in the ensuing years since the tragedy. And then there's Bobby's final diary, held captive by his former girlfriend and unread by his surviving family members, who long for Bobby's final words.
As we near the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, take some time to read the whole thing here.