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Robert Jacoby

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Euclid, Ohio, The United States
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I'm a poet, novelist, memoirist, and diarist. My poetry and short works have appeared in more than 20 literary magazines, most recently The 2River View, Sleet Magazine, and Slow Trains. (My recently published work is available from my website at Robert-Jacoby.com.) I've published two books, a novel, There are Reasons Noah Packed No Clothes (2012), and a memoir (by interview), Escaping from Reality Without Really Trying: 40 Years of High Seas Travels and Lowbrow Tales (2011). The book's website is escaping-from-reality.com and has audio clips of the interviews, an FAQ, and more. Besides keeping writer’s sketchbooks, which contain ideas and notes for poems, portions of novels, and other works, I've kept personal notebooks. Since 1985 I've ...more

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Title: Simply amazing book on modern Christian living

This is one of "those books." It might change your life. So it's a dangerous read. Highly recommended.

I first picked up this book when it came out in the late 1990s. Back then, I think I got about 50 or 100 pages in, and gave up. I couldn't take it. Its truth; its perceptiveness; its vitalness. Twenty years later I regret not sticking with it... Read more of this blog post »
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5 stars for Nicholas Wade taking on a too-often politicized topic and presenting the science with unemotional seriousness.

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Title: Interesting read for fans, not so much for casual readers

I'm a fan of Flannery O'Connor's from way back. She was one of my first and major influences. Having said that, I can also say that, with my own two nonfiction books and two novels done
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“Everyone uses their own dictionary.”
Robert Jacoby, There are Reasons Noah Packed No Clothes

“The human race puzzles me, with striving for freedom, and then basically just giving it away.”
Robert Jacoby, Escaping from Reality Without Really Trying: 40 Years of High Seas Travels and Lowbrow Tales

“An interesting captain on there, McNamara. Th e United States Lines had three captains. Every company had their captains that were notorious, and U.S. Lines had McNamara. Later on, McNamara, he dies, and the Wilmington Union Hall for Masters, Mates and Pilots—cuz he was captain, he would come out of that hall—they had a party
when he died. Baked a cake.
It wasn’t every day you got to lose one like him.
Some people took this more seriously than others is the only way I can phrase this.”
Robert Jacoby, Escaping from Reality Without Really Trying: 40 Years of High Seas Travels and Lowbrow Tales

“Perceptive observers saw civilization thinned to a mere veneer, with barbarism surging just beneath the surface, straining for release.”
Bruce Brander, Staring Into Chaos: Explorations in the Decline of Western Civilization

“Everyone uses their own dictionary.”
Robert Jacoby, There are Reasons Noah Packed No Clothes

“The way I always kind of look at it: everything’s important and nothing’s important. If you’re gonna have a drama, have it over something that’s worth the time. Some people take it more seriously than others, like a Lowell. But we all end up the same.”
Robert Jacoby, Escaping from Reality Without Really Trying: 40 Years of High Seas Travels and Lowbrow Tales

“The human race puzzles me, with striving for freedom, and then basically just giving it away.”
Robert Jacoby, Escaping from Reality Without Really Trying: 40 Years of High Seas Travels and Lowbrow Tales

“An interesting captain on there, McNamara. Th e United States Lines had three captains. Every company had their captains that were notorious, and U.S. Lines had McNamara. Later on, McNamara, he dies, and the Wilmington Union Hall for Masters, Mates and Pilots—cuz he was captain, he would come out of that hall—they had a party
when he died. Baked a cake.
It wasn’t every day you got to lose one like him.
Some people took this more seriously than others is the only way I can phrase this.”
Robert Jacoby, Escaping from Reality Without Really Trying: 40 Years of High Seas Travels and Lowbrow Tales

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