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Assume the Worst by Carl Hiaasen
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Not sure if this was supposed to be funny or serious (I suppose it was kind of both in spots) and I suspect it would only appeal to those who already agree with the author's views. For the most part I do, and it was well-written, plus the ...more
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A Field Guide to the Jewish People by Dave Barry
Seafood is kosher if it has fins and scales. You know what has fins and scales? All the most boring fish in the ocean. The fish nobody invites to cocktail parties, much less serves with cocktail sauce. You know what doesn’t have fins and scales? Yeah, of course you do. We’re not even going to write it all out, because it’s too depressing.
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A Field Guide to the Jewish People by Dave Barry
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If you're like me and you grew up attending a Modern Orthodox Yeshivah, this book is an absolute must-read. First, it's very very funny, which is no surprise given the triumvirate authorship of the hilarious Dave Barry, Adam Mansbach, and Alan ...more
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Edmond by David Mamet
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Go the F**k to Sleep by Adam Mansbach
Go the F**k to Sleep
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Mr. Palomar by Italo Calvino
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I picture myself in college, sitting down in Washington Square park on a sunny but cool day, slowly reading through this book, soaking in at once its imagery and philosophy, underlining lines and circling passages and writing little notes in the ...more
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The Revisionist by Jesse Eisenberg
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The Break of Noon by Neil LaBute
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I liked it, as I like all of LaBute's plays, but not one of my favorites. Not as interesting in its analysis of the human psyche as some others, and not as dark as others (despite the tragedy at the center of the play). In an effort to tackle a grand ...more
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Wrecks and Other Plays by Neil LaBute
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Eh. Didn’t particularly care for the lead play (Wrecks) and the rest of these “orphans” were a mixed bag. Underdeveloped monologues or short one-scene plays that were mostly intriguing but needed more work before being published. LaBute probably has ...more
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Jonathan Swift
“Let that be as it will, thus much is certain, that, however spiritual intrigues begin, they generally conclude like all others; they may branch upward toward heaven, but the root is in the earth.”
Jonathan Swift

Alain de Botton
“There is no man, however wise, who has not at some period of his youth said things, or even lived in a way which was so unpleasant to him in later life that he would gladly, if he could, expunge it from his memory. But he shouldn’t regret this entirely, because he cannot be certain that he has indeed become a wise man – so far as any of us can be wise – unless he has passed through all the fatuous or unwholesome incarnations by which that ultimate stage must be reached. I know there are young people . . . whose teachers have instilled in them a nobility of mind and moral refinement from the very beginning of their schooldays. They perhaps have nothing to retract when they look back upon their lives; they can, if they choose, publish a signed account of everything they have ever said or done; but they are poor creatures, feeble descendants of doctrinaires, and their wisdom is negative and sterile. We cannot be taught wisdom, we have to discover it for ourselves by a journey which no one can undertake for us, an effort which no one can spare us.”
Alain de Botton, How Proust Can Change Your Life

“I would hate to die for a lot of reasons. But mostly because of all the books I haven't yet read.”
Peg Lynch

Milan Kundera
“الصمت يجذب الانتباه. وقد يكون مثيراً. يجعلك غامضاً أو مشبوهاً.”
Milan Kundera, La festa dell'insignificanza

“If you can't offend people in a free society, then the question you have to ask yourself is, "Just how free is it?”
Bob Zmuda, Andy Kaufman: The Truth, Finally

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