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The Four Loves by C.S. Lewis
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The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
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The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster
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The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
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Ulysses by James Joyce
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Bright-Sided by Barbara Ehrenreich
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Blue Nights by Joan Didion
Blue Nights
by Joan Didion
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A bit disappointing. There was an aching feeling throughout the whole thing, but I already feel very sad for all the recent difficulty in her life. I wanted to know more about Quintana but she still felt like a stranger at the end. She approached her ...more
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Brandwashed by Martin Lindstrom
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In Our Backyard by Nita Belles
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Joan Didion
“To have that sense of one's intrinsic worth which constitutes self-respect is potentially to have everything: the ability to discriminate, to love and to remain indifferent. To lack it is to be locked within oneself, paradoxically incapable of either love or indifference. If we do not respect ourselves, we are on the one hand forced to despise those who have so few resources as to consort with us, so little perception as to remain blind to our fatal weaknesses. On the other, we are pecularily in thrall to everyone we see, curiously determined to live out - since our self-image is untenable - their false notions of us... ”
Joan Didion

Joan Didion
“My only advantage as a reporter is that I am so physically small, so temperamentally unobtrustive, and so neurotically inarticulate that people tend to forget that my presence runs counter to their best interests. And it always does. That is one last thing to remember: writers are always selling somebody out.”
Joan Didion

John Milton
“He left it in thy power, ordaind thy will
By nature free, not over-rul'd by Fate
Inextricable, or strict necessity; ”
John Milton, Paradise Lost

Jonathan Safran Foer
“He knew that I love you also means I love you in a way that no one loves you, or has loved you, or will love you, and also, I love you in a way that I love no one else, and never have loved anyone else, and never will love anyone else.”
Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything Is Illuminated

Joan Didion
“prepare a little hot tea or broth and it should be brought to them . . . without their being asked if they would care for it. Those who are in great distress want no food, but if it is handed to them, they will mechanically take it ' ... There was something arresting about the matter-of-fact wisdom here, the instinctive understanding of the physiological disruptions... I will not forget the instinctive wisdom of the friend who, every day for those first few weeks, brought me a quart container of scallion-and-ginger congee from Chinatown. Congee I could eat. Congee was all I could eat.”
Joan Didion, The Year of Magical Thinking

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