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When you go into the ER, one of the first things they ask you to do is rate your pain on a scale of one to ten, and from there they decide which drugs to use and how quickly to use them. I'd been asked this question hundreds of times over the years, and I remember once early on when I couldn't get my breath and it felt like my chest was on fire, flames licking the inside of my ribs fighting for a way to burn out of my body, my parents took me to the ER. nurse asked me about the pain, and I couldn't even speak, so I held up nine fingers.

Later, after they'd given me something, the nurse came in and she was kind of stroking my head while she took my blood pressure and said, "You know how I know you're a fighter? You called a ten a nine."

But that wasn't quite right. I called it a nine because I was saving my ten. And here it was, the great and terrible ten, slamming me again and again as I lay still and alone in my bed staring at the ceiling, the waves tossing me against the rocks then pul...more
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The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
The Fault in Our Stars
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J.K. Rowling has written about an adult Harry Potter in her latest post for her site, Pottermore--but it's not the full-length sequel that fans crave. What favorite character would you most like to read about again in a comeback novel? Vote or write...more

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One Plus One by Jojo Moyes
One Plus One
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A Curious Man by Neal Thompson
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Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman
Fortunately, the Milk
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“He loved the woods, where it seemed to him that every life was secret, including his own.”
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“The mercy of the world is time. Time does not stop for love, but it does not stop for death and grief, either.”
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“I love sleep. I need sleep. We all do, of course. There are those people that don't need sleep. I think they're called 'successful.”
Jim Gaffigan, Dad Is Fat

“Nursery schools and bars at 2 a.m. are the only places where it is completely normal if someone just spontaneously throws up on the floor...and just like a toddler, the bar patron wakes up the next day not remembering or caring how they behaved.”
Jim Gaffigan, Dad Is Fat

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