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by Lauren Wilkinson (Goodreads Author)
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"I should've listened to my instinct. I thought *maybe* the author would surprise me. No.

I don't want to shit on a Black debut author so I'm going to hold off on publicly writing about this until I parse out the author's intentions."
Nov 22, 2018 10:55AM

How to Do Nothing...
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"Some useful ideas but painfully eurocentric in its references." Nov 30, 2019 10:53AM

Book of Addis: Cr...
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"I finished this book yesterday. I'm writing a thorough review for an outlet but for now, I'll say this is a good book. I think the disconnect I experienced was a consequence of the fact that I read a digital version (not my preference) and I read while in a completely different environment from which I usually do (immersed in a highly social residency).

I'll update when the review runs."
Oct 07, 2018 09:20AM

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Augusten Burroughs
“Are you one of those people who says on a first date, 'I'm really not in a hurry to meet somebody, I figure if it happens, it happens'? Because those are the most desperate people of all. I'm just saying this so that if you are this person, you aren't hiding it from anybody.

There is no shame in being hungry for another person. There is no shame in wanting very much to share your life with somebody.”
Augusten Burroughs, This Is How: Proven Aid in Overcoming Shyness, Molestation, Fatness, Spinsterhood, Grief, Disease, Lushery, Decrepitude & More. For Young and Old Alike.

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“The fact that I
am writing to you
in English
already falsifies what I
wanted to tell you.
My subject:
how to explain to you that I
don't belong to English
though I belong nowhere else”
Gustavo Perez Firmat, Bilingual Blues

Anchee Min
“If you can't go back to your mother's womb, you'd better learn to be a good fighter.”
Anchee Min, Red Azalea

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