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Look Homeward, Angel by Thomas Wolfe
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Grey is the Color of Hope by Irina Ratushinskaya
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Говорит Москва by Юлий Даниэль
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Ghost Train to the Eastern Star by Paul Theroux
Ghost Train to the Eastern Star
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The Fiddler in the Subway by Gene Weingarten
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The Fiddler in the Subway by Gene Weingarten
“A sense of humor is a measurement of the extent to which you realize that you are trapped in a world almost entirely devoid of reason. Laughter is how you release the anxiety you feel at this knowledge.”
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“Let’s put to rest one cliché. You can sell refrigerators to Eskimos. The people of Savoonga are Yupiks, the westernmost of the Eskimo tribes, closer to Siberians than American Eskimos in their appearance, and their customs, and their distinctive, liquidly sibilant native language. And, yes, they all have refrigerators. In the winter, food gets freezer burn if left out in the elements. Eskimos need refrigerators to keep their food warm.”
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The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
The Handmaid's Tale
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Gene Weingarten
“Let’s put to rest one cliché. You can sell refrigerators to Eskimos. The people of Savoonga are Yupiks, the westernmost of the Eskimo tribes, closer to Siberians than American Eskimos in their appearance, and their customs, and their distinctive, liquidly sibilant native language. And, yes, they all have refrigerators. In the winter, food gets freezer burn if left out in the elements. Eskimos need refrigerators to keep their food warm.”
Gene Weingarten, The Fiddler in the Subway: The Story of the World-Class Violinist Who Played for Handouts. . . And Other Virtuoso Performances by America's Foremost Feature Writer
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John Irving
“In a school community, someone who reads a book for some secretive purpose, other than discussing it, is strange. What was she reading for?”
John Irving, The World According to Garp

Evelyn Waugh
“Instead of this absurd division into sexes they ought to class people as static and dynamic.”
Evelyn Waugh

P.G. Wodehouse
“I'm bound to say that New York's a topping place to be exiled in. Everybody was awfully good to me, and there seemed to be plenty of things going on, and I'm a wealthy bird, so everything was fine.”
P.G. Wodehouse, My Man Jeeves

Salman Rushdie
“I think that we live in a very timid age, and a part of our timidity arises from our unwillingness to offend people. And as a result there are whole tribes of people now who define themselves by their offendedness. I mean, who are you if you are not offended by anything? You're kind of nobody or even worse, you are a liberal. And I just think that whole business defining yourself by anger is very problematic. And then the fact that we all kind of bend over backwards not to induce that anger becomes very often also a problem and a kind of cowardice, if you like. And I think we just need to live in a more robust society in which people say things that other people don't like and the answer to that is not to throw a bomb at them, but to say "I don't like that much" and then get on with the next business.”
Salman Rushdie
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