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The Fool's Progress by Edward Abbey
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Feb 23, 2008

really liked it

This is one of the funniest books I've read in a long time.

"Like him I'll get shitfaced fallingdown snotflying toilet-hugging drunk. Reality management."

"And why? What's my problem? Well, I have this queer thing about pretty girls: I like them. And this weird thing about steady jobs: I dont like them. I dont believe in doing work I dont want to do in order to live the way I dont want to live."

"The word itself--skirt--excites im instantly. There is something about that airy garmet, he feels, that delectable ambiguity of concealment and accessibility that makes it, of all femenine accessories, the most maddening device for torturing men ever invented."

"I was a philosophy major. That's why I'm totally confused. Ask me a question, I think of sixteen possible answers, all false. The result is a kind of infantile paralysis."
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