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We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
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This novel was on the 2015 Mann Booker Prize shortlist, so I had high expectations even though it was not the winner. There were moments in this book that I loved. It's a book about what it means to be part of a family - and how family has many diffe ...more
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This was certainly a page-turner! I loved the diary format for Amy's "voice". Having Ben Afleck in my mind as Nick throughout the book was an enjoyable distraction. Knowing that there was a twist, I had most of the mystery figured out, but was still ...more
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Ayn Rand
“Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swamps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real.. it is possible.. it's yours.”
Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

E.B. White
“The so-called science of poll-taking is not a science at all but mere necromancy. People are unpredictable by nature, and although you can take a nation's pulse, you can't be sure that the nation hasn't just run up a flight of stairs, and although you can take a nation's blood pressure, you can't be sure that if you came back in twenty minutes you'd get the same reading. This is a damn fine thing.”
E.B. White, Writings from The New Yorker 1927-1976

David Foster Wallace
“If you are bored and disgusted by politics and don't bother to vote, you are in effect voting for the entrenched Establishments of the two major parties, who please rest assured are not dumb, and who are keenly aware that it is in their interests to keep you disgusted and bored and cynical and to give you every possible reason to stay at home doing one-hitters and watching MTV on primary day. By all means stay home if you want, but don't bullshit yourself that you're not voting. In reality, there is no such thing as not voting: you either vote by voting, or you vote by staying home and tacitly doubling the value of some Diehard's vote.”
David Foster Wallace, Up, Simba!

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