Why subscribe?

Subscribe to get full access to the newsletter and website. Never miss an update.

Stay up-to-date

You won’t have to worry about missing anything. Every new edition of the newsletter goes directly to your inbox.

Join the crew

Be part of a community of people who share your interests.

To find out more about the company that provides the tech for this newsletter, visit Substack.com.

Subscribe to porochistatimes

the substack formerly known as sicker/sickest (2019-2021), now about way more stuff than illness but it was always kind of like that? anyway hi, 2023!


Porochista Khakpour

is a writer of two novels, a memoir, and an essay collection. Her next book, a novel called Tehrangeles (Pantheon), is coming out in June 2024.