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Judy Gruen

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imageStanding at my kitchen sink, I look at the clock and realize I have slavishly devoted an hour and a half to cleaning ten heads of lettuce that grew in my tiny organic garden. After all my effort, I am bugged to discover a few white insects that look exactly like little white flowers. How dare they try to trick me like that! Bugs are in no way kosher, so I had to scrupulously keep checking my ho...

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Description: A collection of hiliarious essays on men, motherhood, why bad contractors happen to good people, the lure of exotic, foreign moisturizers, and other women's obsessions.

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My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
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Anna Fitzgerald was a designer baby -- conceived for the purpose of being a blood cord donor to a two-year-old sibling with leukemia. When the cord blood isn’t enough to keep her sister, Kate, in remission, Anna donates lymphocytes, stem cells, and b...more
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"Not since the feud between Ted Kennedy and Jimmy Carter tore apart the Democratic Party more than thirty years earlier had two pillars of the political establishment loathed each other quite as much as Bill Clinton and Barack Obama," Ed Klein writes...more
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Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi
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A powerful memoir by an Iranian professor of literature who found herself subject to the sudden harsh rules imposed after the Iranian revolution in 1979. Nafasi relates the changing and increasingly highly charged atmosphere in her classes at the Uni...more
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Grace (Eventually) by Anne Lamott
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Anne Lamott has many endearing traits as a memoirist. She can be very funny and has a lovely command of language. In the first story of this collection, I found her sympathetic and self-aware as she described growing out of a troubled period in her 2...more
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In the Courtyard of the Kabbalist by Ruchama King Feuerman
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This is a terrific novel that opens a window into many of the great works of the Victorian era and how their authors perceived their craft. When retired American banker Larry Dickerson inherits more than 200 letters to and from his great-great-grandf...more
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“You know you're a mom when you open the door to the dishwasher mid-cycle and think, 'This is the closest I'm going to get to a spa treatment till next Mother's Day.'"

"Joining the words 'Lose Weight, Effortlessly!' in the same sentence may be a form of hate speech."

"Try to make time for the things that are important, not just the things that are urgent."

"I want my work to matter, my words to count for the good, and to spread some good cheer along the way.”
Judy Gruen

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rivka The old photo was lovely, but I really like the new one!


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