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A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
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The Ethical Slut by Dossie Easton
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The Air-Conditioned Nightmare by Henry Miller
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Henry Miller, soaked through, sopping, swimming in his world of beauty and truth, confronts America, 1941. Observations, ruminations, lamentations and more follow. The best chapter is hard to name... I love the bit on Weeks Hall, and the bit on the s...more
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The Hundred Secret Senses by Amy Tan
The Hundred Secret Senses
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Amy Tan is a wonderful storyteller. Her books have always been getaways for me, easy reads, escapades to another world... the world she creates in this book seems so normal that when the supernatural begins to intervene, I begin to look at how the su...more
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Mudwoman by Joyce Carol Oates
Mudwoman
by Joyce Carol Oates
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Gumbo Ya-Ya by Lyle Saxon
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Mae West
“There are no good girls gone wrong - just bad girls found out.”
Mae West

Joan Didion
“To free us from the expectations of others, to give us back to ourselves--there lies the great, singular power of self-respect.”
Joan Didion

James Salter
“I'm tired of my life, my clothes, the things I say. I'm hacking away at the surface, as at some kind of gray ice, trying to break through to what is underneath or I am dead. I can feel the surface trembling—it seems ready to give but it never does. I am uninterested in current events. How can I justify this? How can I explain it? I don't want to have the same vocabulary I've always had. I want something richer, broader, more penetrating and powerful.”
James Salter, Memorable Days: The Selected Letters of James Salter and Robert Phelps

Adrienne Rich
“the phantom of the man-who-would-understand,
the lost brother, the twin ---

for him did we leave our mothers,
deny our sisters, over and over?

did we invent him, conjure him
over the charring log,

nights, late, in the snowbound cabin
did we dream or scry his face

in the liquid embers,
the man-who-would-dare-to-know-us?

It was never the rapist:
it was the brother, lost,

the comrade/twin whose palm
would bear a lifeline like our own:

decisive, arrowy,
forked-lightning of insatiate desire

It was never the crude pestle, the blind
ramrod we were after:

merely a fellow-creature
with natural resources equal to our own.”
Adrienne Rich, The Dream of a Common Language

Lisa Crystal Carver
“Anything well done has the feeling of death to me, of being finished. I don't want to "master" anything. I want to spy, and sneak, and capture things just as they are . . . record all that comes before and after the song—jokes and fights and private moments.

Having an unfillable hole inside is a great catalyst. You're always trying new things to fill it. People with holes look good! Look ready for action. But then sometimes you're home alone, and there's nothing new to try, and the hole's still there. "Hey," it growls, poking you from inside, "I'm hungry." I get tired of it!

We are like two living cells inside a just-dead body—doomed, terrified.

She argues herself out of anything she's working on, halfway through. As I stand there in the downpour and pull the mailbox open and drop my letter down the hole, I think about how Cindy is more beautiful, intelligent, and intricate than me, but still I have the winning point: whatever I do, even when I'm wrong, I go all the way.

It's dark humor, but it's rooted in something real. What you present to the world is light humor. You keep it fun and fast-paced. No one can relate to that long-term. Struggle is what makes life rich—not success.”
Lisa Crystal Carver, Drugs are Nice: A Post-Punk Memoir

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