The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

by Charlotte Reads Classics



The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is a short story written by James Thurber. I really love that a five-page story could inspire an entire film. Walter Mitty has a spectacular inner life, although in reality his wife thinks he needs a psychiatrist, he has to go shopping for overshoes, and life is a dreary parade of potentially humiliating tasks.


I can’t wait to see how the film tackles the difference between fantasy and reality and whether a an adventurous mental life can replace the world outside.

– A dilemma I am sure us readers can identify with!