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Becoming by Michelle Obama
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If you like Michelle Obama, you are going to like this book. Her delightful personality shines through. It's thoughtful, well-written, and willing to go everywhere.

If you don't like Michelle Obama, you're going to write a snarky one-star review comp
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A Ladder to the Sky by John Boyne
A Ladder to the Sky
by John Boyne (Goodreads Author)
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Holy cannoli, this book is brilliant.

More to come, I promise.
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Gmorning, Gnight! by Lin-Manuel Miranda
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Perfection. Lin-Manuel Miranda is maybe the most phenomenal human being on the planet.

A personal story about how one of Lin's tweets helped me:

The news that Anthony Bourdain had taken his own life came when I was at my own emotional low-point. I was
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The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
The Kiss Quotient
by Helen Hoang (Goodreads Author)
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I have mixed feelings about this wildly popular romance novel. On one hand, it’s a touching story about a woman on the autism spectrum—written by a woman on the spectrum herself. It’s a sympathetic and, by all accounts, realistic portrayal that encou ...more
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Darius the Great Is Not Okay by Adib Khorram
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On paper, there’s really not much to distinguish this book from most other YA titles. The plot isn’t particularly inventive, the characters aren’t the most fleshed-out. But I still loved it because it’s one of the best representations of depression t ...more
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Imagine Us Happy by Jennifer    Yu
Imagine Us Happy
by Jennifer Yu (Goodreads Author)
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There is a trope that often arises in stories about characters struggling with mental health issues—such as Silver Linings Playbook—that suggests that two people with the same mental illness are the best thing for each other because they understand w ...more
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The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter by Theodora Goss
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Wildly inventive, fast-paced, and delightfully written. More to come.
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The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai
The Great Believers
by Rebecca Makkai (Goodreads Author)
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"But what a burden, to be Horatio. To be the one with the memory."
Like many others of a certain age who are fans of musical theater, I went through a phase in my late teens and early twenties where I thought Rent was the most amazing piece of art e
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(Don't) Call Me Crazy by Kelly  Jensen
(Don't) Call Me Crazy
by Kelly Jensen (Goodreads Author)
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I'm a huge advocate for the idea that we need to talk more openly about mental health. People with mental ilness need to know they matter and that they can get better. People without it need to know they can help. In the last year, this idea has beco ...more
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Ohio by Stephen Markley
Ohio
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This seems to be one of the buzziest books of the season, but it did NOTHING for me. It seems to be pretty standard Literary White Guy™ fare: kind of dry and self-indulgent. So I'm abandoning it halfway through.
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Nicole Krauss
“Part of me is made of glass, and also, I love you.”
Nicole Krauss, The History of Love

Jhumpa Lahiri
“There were times Ruma felt closer to her mother in death than she had in life, an intimacy born simply of thinking of her so often, of missing her. But she knew that this was an illusion, a mirage, and that the distance between them was now infinite, unyielding. ”
Jhumpa Lahiri, Unaccustomed Earth

Simon Van Booy
“You were unsure which pain is worse -- the shock of what happened or the ache for what never will.”
Simon Van Booy, Everything Beautiful Began After
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John Mayer
“By the time I recognize this moment, this moment will be gone. . .
But I will bend the light, pretend that it somehow lingered on”
John Mayer, John Mayer: Heavier Things

Chad Harbach
“Literature could turn you into an asshole: he’d learned that teaching grad-school seminars. It could teach you to treat real people the way you did characters, as instruments of your own intellectual pleasure, cadavers on which to practice your critical faculties.”
Chad Harbach, The Art of Fielding

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