Last month I announced my big news that I'm working on a new book! Hooray! I'll spare you my journey through the writing trough of sorrow, but guys, we've come to a full-blown crisis. We need a new title. Anywhereist wasn't flying in the test marketing that my publisher did, so now we're brainstorming new titles. You are definitely better at this than I am. Can you help me out? 

To refresh your memory, the book is about how people who can work anywhere choose where to live, and how our places can help us succeed at work, manage our finances, tap into our creativity, become more productive and entrepreneurial, and design lives we love. I think we found a solid subtitle: "The Surprising Importance of Place in a Work-from-Anywhere World." But what are your thoughts on the title candidates? 
  • Where You Live Matters
  • If You Could Live Anywhere
  • Work from Here
  • Work Here
  • Place Matters
Thoughts? Opinions? Or, better yet, a brand-new brilliant title suggestion? Feel free to reply to this email or take this very quick Google survey. I'd be so grateful! Thank you!
Shameless self-promotion portion of the newsletter: I got a name-check in the Atlantic! Woot! Lovely Amy Bushatz had me on her Humans Outside podcast talking about, you know, being a human outside (and I interviewed her for my book about moving to Alaska! Two-fer!). I spoke to Virginia Main Street for their Creating Community Vitality podcast and got a shout-out in this article about farmers' markets
7 items of interest
  1. Lego made bike lanes and all is right with the world.
  2. "It was there that a recovering junkie friend explained to me the term 'doing a geographic,' a concept reportedly born among members of Alcoholics Anonymous, which means moving to a new city or state instead of facing one’s problems." Jami Attenberg on moving around.
  3. Do you live in an underdog city?
  4. How communities are like gardens. (Speaking of gardens, this is one of my favorite Instagrams.)
  5. When a place saves your life, you feel grateful.
  6. Sometimes people are delightful in a really urbanist way.
  7. Can online communities strengthen in-person neighborhoods?
xoxo, Melody
P.S.—As always, random bonus material for reading this far: Ann Patchett is my spirit animal. I need a failure journal. See this sad but beautiful movie. Kudos to my husband for reminding me of this gem. I adored this book. I went deep down the John Hodgman rabbit hole and ended up hereOof. This cake killed for Quinn's birthday. Can't stop thinking about this book. They put a new season of one of our favorite design shows on Netflix and I've never been happier. A true hero. Twitter for literary nerds
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