Cover Photo: photo via Miki Yoshihito/flickr
photo via Miki Yoshihito/flickr

When Quitting Is the Harder, Better Choice

On learning to let “grit” go.

This is DATA, a monthly column by Angela Chen on numbers, nerdery, and what it means to live an evidence-based life

New York Magazine


Angela Chen is a science journalist and the author of Ace: What Asexuality Reveals About Desire, Society, and the Meaning of Sex, which was named one of the best books of 2020 by NPR, Electric Literature, and Them. Her reporting and essays have also appeared in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, MIT Technology Review, The Guardian, National Geographic, Paris Review, Lapham's Quarterly, and more.