The Cost of Living by Deborah Levy follows the acclaimed Things I Don’t Want to Know (read this review here). I had loved the first installment which left me with my expectations very high for this one! I was not disappointed. The Cost of Living is just as fantastic.
Why I write is an essay by the renowned writer and essayist George Orwell, in which he explains his four motives for writing. His first motive is sheer egoism, his second is what he calls aesthetic enthusiasm, his third is historical impulse, and the last one is political impulse. In Things I Don't Want to Know, Deborah Levy responds to all these motives with episodes from her own life.