This Story About A Couch Should Win A Pulitzer Today But It Won't

The Awlcast, Episode 10: The Couch

Talking about sitting with Anna Hezel.

Anna Hezel (HEE-zull) joins us to talk about her very short love affair with a sofa named Peggy, her customer-service experience with West Elm, and the months-long journey she took to discover that the rapid dissolution of her coveted midcentury modern symbol of adulthood and joint income was not a metaphor for her relationship — it was just a bad couch.

This is the most important piece of journalism from 2017:

Why Does This One Couch From West Elm Suck So Much?