Self-Care Won’t Cure What Ails You

Maybe we’re sad because we were already living lives of dystopian isolation

Illustration: Laurie Rollitt

EEverywhere I went on tour for my new book this winter, I saw people looking down at phones, headphones on, in their own little worlds. In everyone’s phones — mine too — were orders for groceries, clothes, takeout. And above our heads were ads for the latest workout craze, in…