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The Ethical Slut by Dossie Easton
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This is one of those "I probably should have read this awhile ago," books. It's ok and I'd read the Poly book already. This is basically the Poly book, deluxe edition. Some stuff is relevant to most people- communication skills and self-reflection, a ...more
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Under the Skin by Michel Faber
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It's important to not get too hung up on the plot of this book- I don't think the narrative was Faber's main focus. On the other hand, if it were, I'd consider it poorly written since there is little development or story arc. Like most sci-fi books, ...more
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Medium Raw by Anthony Bourdain
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“Twilight of the Idols” but with chefs.
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Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari
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It's Aziz Ansari.
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Existentialism from Dostoyevsky to Sartre by Walter Kaufmann
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This is such a great collection of monumental work by the kingpins of existentialism. The disclaimer for this is, I really love Kaufman so I tend to enjoy his translations and opinions. He's taken a giant body of work and condensed it into a digestib ...more
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Blue Nights by Joan Didion
Blue Nights
by Joan Didion
read in May, 2015
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Blue Nights is a beautiful homage to Quintana Roo, and unlike Year of Magical Thinking, the process of grieving here differs significantly. In Year, Didion neurotically backtracks through her memories as if to find some kind of hidden evidence to hel ...more
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The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
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Through this entire book, I kept thinking of that Waking Life quote that goes “...remembering is so much more a psychotic activity than forgetting.” Processing the grief of losing her partner, her best friend, her husband, and going through two major ...more
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More Than Two by Franklin Veaux
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This is a great read on the ethics of relationships, poly or not.
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Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
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I found this read to be delightful in both the story and the syntax. Foer's composition is interesting in the way he toggles between letters, breaking down the fourth wall, and also telling a story from his point of view as well as his translator's; ...more
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The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett
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Terry Pratchett spins a playful story with Color of Magic, but it didn't grab me. It's action packed, but the language is superfluous. The few comical moments read like a diluted Douglas Adams.
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F. Scott Fitzgerald
“my imagination persisted in sticking horrors into the dark- so I stuck my imagination into the dark instead, and let it look out at me.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise

Kahlil Gibran
“Love has no other desire but to fulfill itself. But if to love and must needs have desires, let these be your desires: to melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night. To know the pain of too much tenderness. To be wounded by your own understanding of love; and to bleed willingly and joyfully. To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving; to rest at noon and meditate love's ecstasy; to return home at eventide with gratitude; and then to sleep with a prayer for the beloved in your heart and a song of praise upon your lips.”
Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet
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Kahlil Gibran
“Beauty is life when life unveils her holy face. But you are life and you are the veil. Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror. But you are eternity and you are the mirror.”
Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“he could transform the barest incident into a thing of curve and contour.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“Amory took to writing poetry on spring afternoons, in the gardens of the big estates near Princeton, while swans made effective atmosphere in the artificial pools, and slow clouds sailed harmoniously above the willow. May came too soon, and suddenly unable to bear walls, he wandered the campus at all hours through starlight and rain.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise

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