Posted: Thursday, April 11, 2013 12:00 am
The writer is director of American studies at Boston College. He wrote this for the Boston Globe.
The other day I passed a young woman who was texting and crying, bending intently over her phone as strangers brushed past her on the sidewalk. She had a snappy little brown coat, fetching shoes, a neat ponytail — a put-together girl falling apart in public.
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