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Michael Gates Gill

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Hearing of the death of the writer Robert Parker I was so grateful that he had lived. His short, witty and enjoyable mysteries have been a yearly delight. His character is a private eye from Boston who manages to avenge wrongs without taking himself too seriously. The food in the stories is always excellent, and the dialogue is full of canny truths.

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In search of Drinkers and Writers in Ireland (Biographies & Memoirs)
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Description: A story of my "early retirement" after Yale and going to Ireland in search of a drunken hero of a book I had read and other literary boozers.

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Food Rules by Michael Pollan
Food Rules: An Eater's Manual
by Michael Pollan (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2010
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The best book yet on diet.

The author says all advice can be summed up in 7 words:

"Eat food. From Plants. Not too much."
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Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
by Anne Lamott (Goodreads Author)
read in December, 1997
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The single best book on how to write a book.
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Lost Horizon by James Hilton
Lost Horizon
by James Hilton
read in July, 1993
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A suprisingly profound tale of a group of "modern" folk who find an ancient monastary in which the monks have discovered the secret to eternal life: little food, little talk, sensitiivity to every moment.
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No Fond Return of Love by Barbara Pym
No Fond Return of Love
by Barbara Pym
read in June, 1983
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A wonderfully disciplined story about the powerful passions running so strongly beneath the polite surface of parish life in England.
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My Early Life, 1874-1904 by Winston S. Churchill
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Churcill's memoir about his early life and his finding his major loves--books and battles--in his twenties read by me in my twenties.


Churchill was a good writer show showed that words properly used could change the world.
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Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man by Siegfried Sassoon
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After being a war hero and one of the few to survive the machine gun bullets of the First World War, Siegried Sassoon returned to England. He wrote this memoir as a way to recapture the innocent Edwardian days before the war eliminated most of his ge ...more
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When I was young it was a strongly held belief that all great writers were drunks.

I had been raised by my father Brendan Gill to admire F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway and Thomas Wolfe and Dylan Thomas--famous alcoholics who wrote with su..." Read more of this chapter »
Michael Gill said "yes" to attending Talk at Pingry School
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location: NJ, The United States
description: A talk to students about the importance of following their own hearts rather than striving to keep up with the materialistic culture of our time.
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The Ginger Man by J.P. Donleavy
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“Less past, more future!”
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“Isn't it amazing in life how one minute you are devastated by some news, but then, a few seconds later, your desperate need to survive at any price kicks in and you can find some way to turn it around in your head?”
Michael Gates Gill, How Starbucks Saved My Life: A Son of Privilege Learns to Live Like Everyone Else

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