Joan Bauer





Joan Bauer

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July 12, 1951 - I was born at eleven A.M., a most reasonable time, my mother often said, and when the nurse put me in my mother's arms for the first time I had both a nasty case of the hiccups and no discernible forehead (it's since grown in). I've always believed in comic entrances.

As I grew up in River Forest, Illinois, in the 1950's, I seem to remember an early fascination with things that were funny. I thought that people who could make other people laugh were terribly fortunate. While my friends made their career plans, declaring they would become doctors, nurses, and lawyers, inwardly I knew that I wanted to be involved somehow in comedy. This, however, was a difficult concept to get across in...more


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The strongest emotions we have as people are hate and love. Both, if we open ourselves to them fully, will change us and the world around us. Of the two, I believe love is the stronger, although it might not make nearly as much noise as hate and it certainly won't get as many headlines. Today in New York is as beautiful a day as it was twelve years ago. I'm in my garden. I love working with flo...

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“My grandma always said that God made libraries so that people didn't have any excuse to be stupid.”
Joan Bauer, Rules of the Road

“When the going gets tough, the tough get a librarian.”
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“We read to learn and to grow, to laugh, to be motivated, and to understand things we've never been exposed to. We read for strength to help us when we feel broken, discouraged or afraid. We read to find hope. We read because we're not just made up of skin and bones, and a deep need for chocolate, but we're also made up of words, words which describe our thoughts and what's hidden in our hearts.”
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