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The Glass Castle
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Possible Side Effects by Augusten Burroughs
" Read Dry. It'll make you love him. "
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Persepolis 2 by Marjane Satrapi
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Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
by Annie Dillard
read in September, 1999
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A classic. Dilliard's experience proves Proust right: it's not about "seeing new landscapes," but "having new eyes." Dillard's precise prose enables us to see the world as she does, and Pilgim at Tinker Creek serves as an impetus for cultivating our ...more
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Dry by Augusten Burroughs
Dry
by Augusten Burroughs
read in June, 2005
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THE break-up book. While it may seem that Burroughs's story about his struggle with addiction and sobriety would have little to do with the average twenty-something's experience muddling through a break up, I have found no better book to read in the ...more
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Magical Thinking by Augusten Burroughs
Magical Thinking
by Augusten Burroughs
read in June, 2006
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Having given an excerpt (from the eponymous short story in this collection) to my 11th grade English students, I reserve a special place on my bookshelf for this work by Burroughs. My students read it and used it as a model for their own memoir piece ...more
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The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
The Year of Magical Thinking
by Joan Didion
read in April, 2007
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I read this philosophical memoir after seeing Vanessa Redgrave perform in the one-woman play based on it. The play was as good as it could be (given that the material seemed to be too much and too heavy for one woman, even Redgrave, to carry all by h ...more
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Moo by Jane Smiley
Moo
by Jane Smiley
read in July, 2007
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Tedious. Smiley overextends herself in this endeavor. A cumbersome cast of characters and an unwieldy plot make this 400-pager not worth the effort. The good bits here and there are not enough to counter the "I-feel-like-a-sucker-for-sticking-with-th ...more
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