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The Black Swan by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
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Reasons for and Advantages of Breathing by Lydia Peelle
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The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald
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The Conscience of a Conservative by Barry M. Goldwater
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The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money by John Maynard Keynes
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Why We Can't Wait by Martin Luther King Jr.
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The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee
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The Best and the Brightest by David Halberstam
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Capitalism and Freedom by Milton Friedman
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John Irving
“If watching television doesn't hasten death, it surely manages to make death very inviting; for television so shamelessly sentimentalizes and romanticizes death that it makes the living feel they have missed something - just by staying alive.”
John Irving, A Prayer for Owen Meany

Jonathan Safran Foer
“Brod's life was a slow realization that the world was not for her, and that for whatever reason, she would never be happy and honest at the same time. She felt as if she were brimming, always producing and hoarding more love inside her. But there was no release...

So she had to satisfy herself with the idea of love--loving the loving of things whose existence she didn't care at all about. Love itself became the object of her love. She loved herself in love, she loved loving love, as love loves loving, and was able, in that way, to reconcile herself with a world that fell so short of what she would have hoped for. It was not the world that was the great and saving lie, but her willingness to make it beautiful and fair, to live a once-removed life, in a world once-removed from the one in which everyone else seemed to exist.”
Jonathan Safran Foer
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Miranda July
“This pain, this dying, this is just normal. This is how life is. In fact, I realize, there never was an earthquake. Life is just this way, broken, and I am crazy for dreaming of something else.”
Miranda July, No One Belongs Here More Than You

Bret Easton Ellis
“The better you look, the more you see.”
Bret Easton Ellis, Glamorama

John Irving
“What is hardest to accept about the passage of time is that the people who once mattered the most to us wind up in parentheses.”
John Irving, The Cider House Rules

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