Nick Hornby's SongbookThe combination of listening to Ani DiFranco's You Had Time and reading Bridget Harrison's latest column (the one night stand question) in the Post totally depressed me. Well, mainly Bridget Harrison still being upset about her breakup depressed me. I think the Ani DiFranco song is lovely, which I was reminded of when I read Nick Hornby's Songbook, which is a collection of essays about songs he loves. (My favorite essays are the ones about Nelly Furtado's I'm Like a Bird and Badly Drawn Boy's A Minor Innocent.)

Some excerpts of Songbook, which is a McSweeney's publication. The Guardian on Nick Hornby.