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Koren Zailckas

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Walmart closes, Community builds a giant library:

Love it.



dharmasimulation:




It appears where retail giants fail, public libraries succeed. McAllen, Texas converted a 124,500 sqft “big box” into the largest single floor library in the US.


The LA Times reports:


McAllen is near the southernmost tip of Texas, on the Mexico border. “In a city like McAllen, with cartel violence across the river (...
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Smashed: Story of a Drunken...
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Mother, Mother
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Fury: A Memoir
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Mother, Mother: Free Sampler
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Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
“These worst mornings with cold floors and hot windows and merciless light - the soul's certainty that the day will have to be not traversed but sort of climbed, vertically, and then that going to sleep again at the end of it will be like falling, again, off something tall and sheet.”
David Foster Wallace
Koren Zailckas made a comment in the group Q&A with Koren ZailckasFury-Related Contests topic
" Koren wrote: "In the third Fury-related contest, readers responded to the question "What is your favorite synonym for 'furious?'"

The winning response
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Koren Zailckas made a comment in the group Q&A with Koren ZailckasFury: a Memoir topic
" Kara wrote: "Koren wrote: "Kara wrote: "Hi Koren,

This is another question that sort of combines both Smashed and Fury.....
In Smashed, if I recall (and
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Koren Zailckas made a comment in the group Q&A with Koren ZailckasFury Book Trailer topic
" Butterfly Joi wrote: "Koren, I thought that was amazingly creative. I never thought about a trailer for a book. Why not?

My name is Butterfly Joi and I
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Koren Zailckas made a comment in the group Q&A with Koren ZailckasAdvice For Memoirists topic
" Will wrote: "Do you edit for clarity? Does the memory remain primary, or are you willing to bend events to the narrative?
There's a school of thought t
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“I once heard someone say that the concept of moderation seems a little extreme, and tonight...I agree.”
Koren Zailckas, Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood

“But in college, we can wear our alcohol abuse as proudly as our university sweatshirts; the two concepts are virtually synonymous.”
Koren Zailckas, Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood

“I’ve been thinking I’d like to be Daisy; I’d like to have someone like Gatsby stare at my house for whole years and never stop dreaming of me”
Koren Zailckas, Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood

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“I'd written Smashed not because I was ambitious and not because writing down my feelings was cathartic (it felt more like playing one's own neurosurgeon sans anesthesia). No. I'd made a habit--and eventually a profession--of memoir because I hail from one of those families where shows of emotions are discouraged.”
Koren Zailckas, Fury: A Memoir

“There's a limit to my patience with anything that smacks of metaphysics. I squirm at the mention of "mind expansion" or "warm healing energy." I don't like drum circles, public nudity or strangers touching my feet.”
Koren Zailckas, Fury: A Memoir

“My demeanor isn't that of a woman enraged. To see me slumped, glassy-eyed, holding a sandwich someone has cut for me into four "manageable" pieces, a person might tell you I look much more like a woman subdued.”
Koren Zailckas

“My boyfriends have all been as stoical as queen's guards. They'd been patient, committed, and dispassionate, and I'd had to really debase myself to extract any emotion, either grin or grimace, from them.”
Koren Zailckas, Fury: A Memoir

“These worst mornings with cold floors and hot windows and merciless light - the soul's certainty that the day will have to be not traversed but sort of climbed, vertically, and then that going to sleep again at the end of it will be like falling, again, off something tall and sheet.”
David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest

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Kelly Hi Koren! Thanks so much for the add!!! I'm soo looking forward to reading Fury - can't wait!!


Ashley thanks for the add! :D


Daniel Thank you Koren for allowing your pretty picture to decorate my site. You certainly have read quite a few books. KEEP READING!
Good luck in everything you do.


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