Harry Forestell | CBC | 20th February 2023
Gripping account of a six-hour session of "deep brain stimulation", written by the patient. "There was no feeling to it as the brain has no pain sensors. But as the probes slid into place, there were tell-tale signs that gave away what was happening — most commonly a tingling feeling in an arm or leg — as the surgeons carefully threaded the electrodes through my brain" (1,880 words)
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Marina Benjamin | Granta | 9th February 2023
Memoir of a former professional gambler. When you're playing for eight, ten hours a day, losing starts to feel better than winning. "In losing there can be tremendous relief, even rebirth, in that only once you have lost everything can you walk away... Winning is far more problematic, because there is responsibility in the win – what to do with all that money! It’s the opposite of release" (4,683 words)