Brain Pickings

I love researching and writing Brain Pickings. But it takes hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars a month to sustain. Keeping it a clean, ad-free reading experience — which is important to me and, I hope, to you — means it’s subsidized by the generous support of readers like you: directly, through donations, and indirectly, whenever you buy a book on Amazon from a link on Brain Pickings, which sends me a small percentage of its price. So if you find any joy and stimulation in it, please consider a modest donation — however much you can afford, when it comes from the heart, it’s the kind of gesture that makes me warm with appreciation.

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