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Amy and 31 other people liked Trin's review of The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo:
The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer
"I liked this book more than Amy Poehler's or Issa Rae's or Ellen DeGeneres' or Sloane Crosley's or Laurie Notaro's. I liked it less than Mindy Kaling's or Caitlin Moran's or Lindy West's or Roxane Gay's or Jessi Klein's or Melissa Broder's or Tina..." Read more of this review »
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African Textiles by John Gillow
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Well-organized book and great photos of the fabric.
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The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
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Spectacle by Pamela Newkirk
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Ashes (Seeds of America, #3)
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Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
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I read Madame Bovary when I was in my early 20s and feared I resembled her too much--that her temperament would be mine, too, as I moved through adulthood. Twenty years later I've re-read it and this time I see her largely as her own obstacle. I won' ...more
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Grunt by Mary Roach
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Amy and 366 other people liked Kelly's review of Madame Bovary:
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
"Oh, Emma. Emma, Emma, Emma. Darling, why must you make it so easy ? No, dear, (for once) I don’t mean for the men. I mean for everyone else in the world who goes into this book just looking for an excuse to make fun of you. I would say that most p..." Read more of this review »
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Songs of Love and Grief by Heinrich Heine
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Favorite poem:

"The letter that you wrote me
Occasions me no grief;
You're out of love, you wrote me,
But you were hardly brief.

Twelve pages, crammed unduly
With calligraphic stuff!
One doesn't write so fully
When one is breaking off."

I enjoyed the Foreword
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Demetri Martin
“I was an "Omnivore." Like a lot of people, I didn't know any better. Then I read a couple of books. One of them was called How Chickens Are Raped Before You Eat Them. Another was called Hotdogs and Fingertips. I also read The Cow Feces Dilemma as well as Barf, STDs and Veal.”
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Rainer Maria Rilke
“For the sake of a few lines one must see many cities, men and things. One must know the animals, one must feel how the birds fly and know the gesture with which the small flowers open in the morning. One must be able to think back to roads in unknown regions, to unexpected meetings and to partings which one had long seen coming; to days of childhood that are still unexplained, to parents that one had to hurt when they brought one some joy and one did not grasp it (it was joy for someone else); to childhood illness that so strangely began with a number of profound and grave transformations, to days in rooms withdrawn and quiet and to mornings by the sea, to the sea itself, to seas, to nights of travel that rushed along on high and flew with all the stars-and it is not enough if one may think all of this. One must have memories of many nights of love, none of which was like the others, of the screams of women in labor, and of light, white, sleeping women in childbed, closing again. But one must also have been beside the dying, one must have sat beside the dead in the room with the open window and the fitful noises. And still it is not enough to have memories. One must be able to forget them when they are many, and one must have the great patience to wait until they come again. For it is not yet the memories themselves. Not until they have turned to blood within us, to glance, to gesture, nameless and no longer to be distinguished from ourselves-not until then can it happen that in a most rare hour the first word of a verse arises in their midst and goes forth from them.”
Rainer Maria Rilke, The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge

Jericho Brown
“I've always said that you know you're a poet when you type an em dash and you hit the delete button, and you type a colon and you hit the delete button, and you type an em dash and you hit the delete button, and you type a colon and you hit the delete button. If you can do that for about three hours straight, trying to figure out which one is the best one, if you can do that for three hours and call that a good time, then you're probably a poet.”
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