Today’s conversation is about the allure of unled lives: the lives that you might have had if you had made different decisions in the past. My guest is Andrew Miller, Professor of English at Johns Hopkins University and the author of the recent book On Not Being Someone Else: Tales of Our Unled Lives. We discuss why “unled lives are a middle aged affair,” why the career – rather than the vocation – is the typically modern form of work, and the moral status of daydreaming.
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