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My Mother Was Nuts
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Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be by Frank Bruni
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I know me and my sister spent way too much time thinking about college. We both ended up at prestigious, expensive private universities (The University of Chicago for me, Mount Holyoke for my sister) and graduated from state schools (Rutgers for me, ...more
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More about Boy by Roald Dahl
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Meant to review Boy.
Boy by Roald Dahl
Boy: Tales of Childhood
by Roald Dahl
read in July, 2015
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Excellent stories and good fun. You can see the beginnings of many of his stories. English boarding schools are very strange and corporal places.
A Thousand Mornings by Mary Oliver
A Thousand Mornings
by Mary Oliver
read in July, 2015
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Lovely book of poetry, "For I Will Consider My Dog Percy" is my favorite that is also in her wonderful "Dog Songs." Nature is glorious.
Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
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Nice little speech, I wish she spoke more about failure. And I hope there is bravery to overturn the greed and greed for power in the modern world.
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson
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One of my favorite books of all time.

Just an insane adventure of a madman completely going over the edge with drugs.

Amazing book.

Read again in July, 2015, sanity is good too.
Garlic and Sapphires by Ruth Reichl
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Enjoyable read, enjoyed a chapter at a time and loved the stories. I wonder if others feel as changed by putting on other outfits.
Los Angeles by Craig Aurness
Los Angeles
by Craig Aurness
read in June, 2015
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Nice pictures of Los Angeles but not exceptional.

Cute short introduction by Ray Bradbury.

Something I flew through at the library.

Best picture was of San Gabriels covered with snow behind downtown LA, most of the pictures could be in a ton of other bo
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The Pearl by John Steinbeck
The Pearl
by John Steinbeck
read in May, 2015
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Good, but felt very heavy handed.

A lot of very stark good and evil. Feels like an immature book from Steinbeck, he gets so much better.

And it's always interesting to read a book that kids use in classes and abuse. I find it harder to read with underl
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Dominic by William Steig
Dominic
by William Steig
read in May, 2015
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Just a lovely little book and story.

What tales we can lead if we travel and check out new things.

This book just made me happy.
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Michael Pollan
“Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.”
Michael Pollan, In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto

Colleen Hoover
“Write poorly.
Suck.
Write Awful.
Terribly.
Frightfully.
Don’t care.
Turn off the inner editor.
Let yourself write.
Let it flow.
Let yourself fail.
Do something crazy.
Write 50,000 words in the month of November.
I did it.
It was fun.
It was insane.
It was 1,667 words per day.
It was possible, but you have to turn off the inner critic off completely.
Just write.
Quickly.
In bursts.
With joy.
If you can’t write, run away.
Come back.
Write again.
Writing is like anything else.
You won’t get good at it immediately.
It’s a craft.
You have to keep getting better.
You don’t get to Juilliard unless you practice.
You want to get to Carnegie Hall?
Practice. Practice. Practice ..or give them a lot of money.
Like anything else it takes 10,000 hours to get to mastery.
Just like Malcolm Gladwell says.
So write.
Fail.
Get your thoughts down.
Let it rest.
Let is marinate.
Then edit, but don’t edit as you type.
That just slows the brain down.
Find a daily practice.
For me it’s blogging.
It’s fun.
The more you write the easier it gets.
The more it is a flow, the less a worry.
It’s not for school, it’s not for a grade, it’s just to get your thoughts out there.
You know they want to come out.
So keep at it.
Make it a practice.
Write poorly.
Write awfully.
Write with abandon and it may end up being really really good.”
Colleen Hoover

Keith Donohue
“Once I learned to read, I could not imagine my life otherwise.”
Keith Donohue

Woody Allen
“Don't knock masturbation. It's sex with someone you love.”
Woody Allen, Standup Comic

Mary Oliver
“EVERY DOG’S STORY

I have a bed, my very own.
It’s just my size.
And sometimes I like to sleep alone
with dreams inside my eyes.

But sometimes dreams are dark and wild and creepy
and I wake and am afraid, though I don’t know why.
But I’m no longer sleepy
and too slowly the hours go by.

So I climb on the bed where the light of the moon
is shining on your face
and I know it will be morning soon.

Everybody needs a safe place.”
Mary Oliver, Dog Songs

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