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My Very Best Writing of 2018

Another whirlwind year. 

The majority of my 2018 was consumed with my second child, from planning to conception to pregnancy all the way to, finally, birth. Every child changes the lives of those around them and this change happens long before the child even arrives. This was especially true for us. 

Yet, that wasn’t the only thing that was happening.

My older daughter turned six and continued the evolution towards independent child, particularly with the things she says. She has great comedic timing and some of the things that come out of her mouth are simply hilarious. 

My job went through some organizational changes (“management was restructuring,” as Will Hunting would say) and I took on a new and different role – with a new and different office!

And though my output was lower, I continued to read and write, curating my monthly newsletter, and penning items about things are diverse as ranking the best Batman films to how embarrassed I am by my high school. Most notably, I wrote two longform pieces that are wildly different in subject matter, but which I truly believe they are two of the strongest and best things I’ve ever written: An impassioned defense of the brilliance behind Zack Snyder’s DC films and an honest retelling of our entire IVF journey from beginning to end. I’m extremely proud of both of these.

Elsewhere, despite being too old for most current hip-hop, I made my podcast debut by talking about my favorite musical album and also began writing for an Australian hip-hop website, which has been an interesting challenge.

So thank you for joining me for another great year. Hopefully I wrote something that made you think or made you laugh or made you cry or even made you mad. Hopefully you recognized that I do this because I love it and I love all of you for reading my stuff.

My Very Best Writing of 2015

My Very Best Writing of 2016

My Very Best Writing of 2017


I’m Happy For You! (But I’m Jealous Too)

You Have the Time

Our Brains Can’t Handle Technology

Battling the “Fuck It” Mindset

Why I’m Back in Therapy

Time vs. Money

Is Enough Ever Enough?

Our IVF Journey

“I Think I’m Having a Heart Attack”


We’re So Spoiled by the Availability of Music That We Don’t Appreciate It

To My iPod

Ranking Eminem’s Albums

Ranking Nas’s Albums

Ranking Jay-Z’s Albums

Drake Made Me Realize I Was Old

Reading & Writing

Writing a Book Is Not as Easy as You Think

Honesty Is the Best Writing Policy

Goodbye, CreateSpace

10 Books That Are as Valuable as an MBA

TV & Film

Ranking Every Batman Film

The Brilliance of Zack Snyder’s DC Universe [Medium Member Exclusive]



LeBron Has Spoiled Us with His Greatness

Scottie Pippen Was Fucking Great


The One Key to Success

Workaholism Is Overrated

Everything Else

Goodbye, Old Friend

My High School has Become an Embarrassment

The Twitter Reckoning 

All of the Greats Take Losses

See you in 2019! 

Christopher Pierznik is the author of nine books. Check out more of his writing at MediumHis work has appeared on XXL, Cuepoint, Business InsiderThe CauldronMedium, Fatherly, Hip Hop Golden Age, and many more. Subscribe to his monthly newsletter or follow him on Facebook or Twitter.


By Christopher Pierznik

Christopher Pierznik is the author of 9 books and has contributed to numerous websites on a variety of topics including music, sports, movies, TV, personal finance, and life. He works in corporate finance and lives in northern New Jersey with his family. His dream is to one day be a member of the Wu-Tang Clan.

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