Edward T. Sullivan

more photos (1)


#68 top reviewers
year in books
Spencer
3,856 books | 274 friends

Jamie
1,142 books | 1,095 friends

Kelsey
2,417 books | 140 friends

Beth
7,538 books | 507 friends

Andd Be...
26,723 books | 315 friends

Betsy
2,045 books | 1,765 friends

Rhonda
1,599 books | 129 friends

Mitali
188 books | 515 friends

More friends…

Edward T. Sullivan

Goodreads Author


Born
in New Brunswick, The United States
Website

Genre

Influences

Member Since
July 2009

URL


My life is mostly bibliocentric. I am originally from New Jersey. I moved to Memphis in 1991 to attend graduate school. That is where I met my wonderful wife, Judy to whom I have been married since 1993. In my professional life I have taught high school English, undergraduate courses in composition and literature, graduate courses in children's and young adult literature, and worked as a librarian in public, school, and special libraries. At the momement, I devote my time to writing, teaching, and speaking. I have an extensive collection of Chuck Taylor hightop sneakers of various colors and I also collect PEZ dispensers. I live with my wife and four cats in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

Average rating: 3.82 · 39 ratings · 9 reviews · 4 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Ultimate Weapon: The Ra...

3.89 avg rating — 35 ratings — published 2007
Rate this book
Clear rating
Reaching Reluctant Young Ad...

3.25 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2002
Rate this book
Clear rating
Appalachian Literature for ...

0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — published 2006
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Holocaust in Literature...

0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — published 1999
Rate this book
Clear rating

* Note: these are all the books on Goodreads for this author. To add more, click here.

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Edward’s Recent Updates

Edward Sullivan rated a book really liked it
Sisters in Hate by Seyward Darby
Rate this book
Clear rating
A close, revealing look at three women involved in White Nationalist movements in the United States.
Edward Sullivan commented on Larry’s update
" I found this book quite difficult, too, for many the same reasons you cite but it's worth the effort. "
Rate this book
Clear rating
Larry Bassett shared a note and highlight from
The Origins of Totalitarianism by Hannah Arendt
WHILE THE SEEDS of German race-thinking were planted during the Napoleonic wars, the beginnings of the later English development appeared during the French Revolution and may be traced back to the man who violently denounced it as the “most astonishing [crisis] that has hitherto happened in the world”—to Edmund Burke.
This book is very hard for me to follow for a number of reasons including the fact that there is a good deal of complex thanking that is possibly over my head. However it is also true that the book requires much more knowledge about European history then I have as a North American. And it reminds me how difficult it has been for me in the past two comprehend and remember philosophical matters. There is lots of philosophy here. The only reason I am making progress is because I am listening to an audible book and it just keeps going even when I am floundering!
Rate this book
Clear rating
Larry Bassett shared a note and highlight from
The Origins of Totalitarianism by Hannah Arendt
WHILE THE SEEDS of German race-thinking were planted during the Napoleonic wars, the beginnings of the later English development appeared during the French Revolution and may be traced back to the man who violently denounced it as the “most astonishing [crisis] that has hitherto happened in the world”—to Edmund Burke.
This book is very hard for me to follow for a number of reasons including the fact that there is a good deal of complex thanking that is possibly over my head. However it is also true that the book requires much more knowledge about European history then I have as a North American. And it reminds me how difficult it has been for me in the past two comprehend and remember philosophical matters. There is lots of philosophy here. The only reason I am making progress is because I am listening to an audible book and it just keeps going even when I am floundering!
Edward Sullivan rated a book really liked it
Loaded by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
Rate this book
Clear rating
An insightful deconstruction of gun mythology in U.S. culture and history and examination of how the Second Amendment was and continues to be used to maintain white supremacy.
Edward Sullivan rated a book it was amazing
Just Us by Claudia Rankine
Rate this book
Clear rating
A challenging and compelling, peripatetic collection of confrontations with white supremacy through clever arrangements of essays, poems, images, and informational text.
Edward Sullivan rated a book really liked it
Memorial Drive by Natasha Trethewey
Rate this book
Clear rating
A compelling, intensely sad but beautifully crafted memoir of Trethewey reckoning with the brutal murder of her mother at the hands of her former stepfather, and her coming into her own in the wake of the tragedy.
Edward Sullivan rated a book liked it
The Hidden World of the Fox by Adele Brand
Rate this book
Clear rating
Insightful and interesting. Readers will be charmed by the author's personal anecdotes and enthusiasm for her subject.
Edward Sullivan rated a book really liked it
We Want to Do More Than Survive by Bettina L. Love
Rate this book
Clear rating
Sound and persuasive arguments for equitable reform.
Edward Sullivan rated a book really liked it
Lily the Thief by Janne Kukkonen
Rate this book
Clear rating
A young, impetuous novice thief wants to make a name for herself in the thieves guild in this swashbuckling graphic adventure originally published in Finland.
Edward Sullivan wants to read
The Life & Times of Malcolm McLaren by Paul Gorman
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of Edward's books…
Wendell Berry
“You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.”
Wendell Berry

Walt Whitman
“This is what you shall do; Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body.”
Walt Whitman

Henry David Thoreau
“I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual. It is surprising how contented one can be with nothing definite - only a sense of existence. Well, anything for variety. I am ready to try this for the next ten thousand years, and exhaust it. How sweet to think of! my extremities well charred, and my intellectual part too, so that there is no danger of worm or rot for a long while. My breath is sweet to me. O how I laugh when I think of my vague indefinite riches. No run on my bank can drain it, for my wealth is not possession but enjoyment.”
Henry David Thoreau

Albert Camus
“Find meaning. Distinguish melancholy from sadness. Go out for a walk. It doesn’t have to be a romantic walk in the park, spring at its most spectacular moment, flowers and smells and outstanding poetical imagery smoothly transferring you into another world. It doesn’t have to be a walk during which you’ll have multiple life epiphanies and discover meanings no other brain ever managed to encounter. Do not be afraid of spending quality time by yourself. Find meaning or don’t find meaning but 'steal' some time and give it freely and exclusively to your own self. Opt for privacy and solitude. That doesn’t make you antisocial or cause you to reject the rest of the world. But you need to breathe. And you need to be.”
Albert Camus, Notebooks 1951-1959

Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

30893 SLJ's Battle of the Kids' Books — 53 members — last activity Mar 10, 2010 06:06AM
16 Books published for young people in 2009 are competing in an Epic Battle. The matches start on March 15th but the Arena is already open. Read and w ...more
61404 Edgy YA — 467 members — last activity Jan 06, 2019 05:16PM
Discussing books that are about teenagers, but doesn't fit comfortably into the YA category due to edgy and dark content.
735976 Last Free Cat fans — 21 members — last activity Dec 03, 2019 06:37AM
A group for fans of YA novel The Last Free Cat



Comments (showing 1-2)    post a comment »
dateUp arrow    newest »

message 2: by Larry

Larry Bassett I have been following you for a while. You are not the only one. But now I am pleased to be able to say that I am a friend of Ed Sullivan.

For what it's worth!


Richard Edward: Thanks for accepting the friend request. You seem like a cool guy even if you are a messy eater! :)


back to top