Long Reads Of The Week - 12 January

5 great stories you missed from around the web

1 | How successful do you have to be to get your own Wikipedia page? Author Judith Newman is determined to find out for the New York Times, but discovers that, unlike the supporting cast of Thomas the Tank Engine, she hasn't got a chance.

2 | "It was nothing unusual" insists Mark Slouka, about his Father's death. His remarkable piece about grief is both unusual and beautifully written, appearing on the New Yorker.

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3 | American author Scott Stossel has had a highly successful family and professional life, but in a new book is 'coming out' as a lifelong sufferer of acute anxiety. This extract, published on the Guardian, is a harrowing account of the biggest mental health issue of our times.

4 | The Wall Street Journal's piece on Mark Zuckerberg, by Evelyn M. Rusli, explores how the once idealistic young CEO is slowly starting to take a great interest in his company's 'bottom line'. But what the move to mobile and an increase in advertising mean for Facebook users?

5 | Another one from the New Yorker Adam Gopnik explores the long, largely false link between good writing and hard drinking, arguing it is a dying myth we should be glad to see the back of.