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Going Clear by Lawrence Wright
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Marketing the Moon by David Meerman Scott
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The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
The Fault in Our Stars
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My Man Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse
My Man Jeeves (Jeeves, #1)
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An Untamed State by Roxane Gay
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Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
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Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
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Michelle Alexander
“The genius of the current caste system, and what most distinguishes it from its predecessors, is that it appears voluntary. People choose to commit crimes, and that's why they are locked up or locked out, we are told. This feature makes the politics of responsibility particularly tempting, as it appears the system can be avoided with good behavior. But herein lies the trap. All people make mistakes. All of us are sinners. All of us are criminals. All of us violate the law at some point in our lives. In fact, if the worst thing you have ever done is speed ten miles over the speed limit on the freeway, you have put yourself and others at more risk of harm than someone smoking marijuana in the privacy of his or her living room. Yet there are people in the United States serving life sentences for first-time drug offenses, something virtually unheard of anywhere else in the world.”
Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

Victor Hugo
“Ah," cried Gavroche, "what does this mean? It rains again! ...If this continues, I withdraw my subscription.”
Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

Jonathan Safran Foer
“Not responding is a response - we are equally responsible for what we don't do.”
Jonathan Safran Foer, Eating Animals

Bell Hooks
“There will be no mass-based feminist movement as long as feminist ideas are understood only by a well-educated few.”
Bell Hooks, Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center

Naomi Wolf
“You could see the signs of female aging as diseased, especially if you had a vested interest in making women too see them your way. Or you could see that a woman is healthy if she lives to grow old; as she thrives, she reacts and speaks and shows emotion, and grows into her face. Lines trace her thought and radiate from the corners of her eyes as she smiles. You could call the lines a network of 'serious lesions' or you could see that in a precise calligraphy, thought has etched marks of concentration between her brows, and drawn across her forehead the horizontal creases of surprise, delight, compassion and good talk. A lifetime of kissing, of speaking and weeping, shows expressively around a mouth scored like a leaf in motion. The skin loosens on her face and throat, giving her features a setting of sensual dignity; her features grow stronger as she does. She has looked around in her life and it shows. When gray and white reflect in her hair, you could call it a dirty secret or you could call it silver or moonlight. Her body fills into itself, taking on gravity like a bather breasting water, growing generous with the rest of her. The darkening under her eyes, the weight of her lids, their minute cross-hatching, reveal that what she has been part of has left in her its complexity and richness. She is darker, stronger, looser, tougher, sexier. The maturing of a woman who has continued to grow is a beautiful thing to behold.”
Naomi Wolf, The Beauty Myth

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