Fairy Tales for grown ups

As someone who has been intermittently obsessed with fables over most of his adult life, I was really taken with this story on NPR about the recent spate of storybook stories for adults as an expression of fear about commitment, getting pregnant, and losing or not being able to get a job. While it feels sort of like trying to jam a step sister’s foot into a rather ill fitting glass slipper, Mondello rescues it by showing us that those are stories not to scare, but to reassure. And I thought Hansel & Gretel should have a few more incest jokes. Maybe they’re all meant to remind twenty somethings of The Princess Bride.

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