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The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson
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Loving-Kindness in Plain English by Henepola Gunaratana
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Crises of the Republic by Hannah Arendt
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The 1st of the 4 essays - Lying in Politics - is absolutely worth reading. I encountered several eye-opening moments, both regarding the Pentagon Papers specifically and human political behavior in general. The rest of the essays feel more like rambl ...more
Crises of the Republic by Hannah Arendt
"Seems like a good moment to read about lying in politics."
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Crises of the Republic by Hannah Arendt
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The Body Has a Mind of Its Own by Sandra Blakeslee
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The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel A. van der Kolk
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Ten Neglected Classics of Philosophy by Eric Schliesser
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Ten Neglected Classics of Philosophy by Eric Schliesser
"In Ten Neglected Classics of Philosophy, edited and introduced by University of Amsterdam politics professor Eric Schliesser, various modern philosophers make their case that a work has been underappreciated. Most of these unrecognized “classics”..." Read more of this review »
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Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
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This memoir is primarily an intimate family portrait, and one of the few books I've come across that provides a window into working class/poor "hillbilly" life without too much romanticizing or sensationalism. Vance interweaves occasional commentary ...more
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Augusten Burroughs
“I myself am made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions.”
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Pema Chödrön
“To be fully alive, fully human, and completely awake is to be continually thrown out of the nest. To live fully is to be always in no-man's-land, to experience each moment as completely new and fresh. To live is to be willing to die over and over again. ”
Pema Chödrön, When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times

“‎Pleasure is wild and sweet. She likes purple flowers. She loves the sun and the wind and the night sky. She carries a silver bowl full of liquid moonlight. She has a cat named Midnight with stars on his paws. Many people mistrust Pleasure, and even more misunderstand her. For a long time I could barely stand to be in ...the same room with her...”
J. Ruth Gendler, The Book of Qualities

W. Somerset Maugham
“To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life.”
W. Somerset Maugham, Books and You

Thomas Hardy
“People go on marrying because they can't resist natural forces, although many of them may know perfectly well that they are possibly buying a month's pleasure with a life's discomfort.”
Thomas Hardy, Jude the Obscure

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