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“That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you’re not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.”
– F. Scott Fitzgerald

Subtle Digressions is a weekly newsletter exploring ideas and stories in the form of polished essays and unpolished thoughts. In this newsletter, I write about books, ideas, art, creative things, artists, history and more.

I find myself getting bored if I keep thinking and talking about the same topic, so this newsletter doesn't have a singular area of focus. Instead, the aim is to think deeply about ideas and stories I find interesting, and share them with others. Subtle Digressions is about diving into rabbit holes, and just as we are about to reach the end, digressing into another one. Who knows what we might stumble upon?

Hi! I'm Yashvardhan Jain but, you can call me Yash. I'm an engineer and a writer, currently living in the United States. In this phase of my life, I am learning as much as I can about the craft of writing and the writing life. In a world filled with distractions and perpetual noise, I'm trying to find my true self.

The title of this newsletter is inspired by Mason Currey's brilliant newsletter Subtle Maneuvers and Malcolm Gladwell's oft-spoken remark "but I digress" on his amazing podcast Revisionist History. As you can tell, I am a fan of both.

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