Daily Dose Pick: Zadie Smith


Zadie Smith’s Changing My Mind: Occasional Essays demonstrates the bestselling novelist’s prowess as an accessible critic and a relatable reader.

The volume collects essays spanning from the demanding rewards of David Foster Wallace’s work to a keen report on modern-day Liberia and a loving piece about her father’s snooty comedic preferences. The assortment of nonfiction meditations showcases work previously published in the likes of The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, and The Guardian — the sum of which cements Smith’s appeal as an inviting intellectual guide.

Read an excerpt from the book, check out NPR’s review of the collection, and buy your own copy of Changing My Mind