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The First Bad Man by Miranda July
The First Bad Man
by Miranda July (Goodreads Author)
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This is the funniest, and in some ways truest, book I've ever read. It's characters are insanely whacky, which makes it all the more relatable.

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I checked to see if he and I had a special connection that was greater than his bond with his
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Euphoria by Lily King
Euphoria
by Lily King (Goodreads Author)
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I read this with my book club. I think it's interesting that this is based on the life of Margaret Mead. I found the love story to be annoying / predictable. Overall, didn't love it, but def want to learn more about Margaret Mead!

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Euphoria by Lily King
Euphoria
by Lily King (Goodreads Author)
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I read this with my book club. I think it's interesting that this is based on the life of Margaret Mead. I found the love story to be annoying / predictable. Overall, didn't love it, but def want to learn more about Margaret Mead!

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The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing by Mira Jacob
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Someone recommended this book somewhere randomly...I wish I could remember where. I think the context was that they were discussing American novels with Indian protagonists. I really enjoyed this book and it made me cry (in addition to being about wh ...more
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Deep South by Paul Theroux
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I saw Paul Theroux interviewed as part of SF's City Arts and Lectures. I'd never read any of his books at that point, but he was so impressive on stage that I bought his latest book (this one) right afterward.

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My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem
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I really look up to Gloria Steinem and I loved learning more about her important contributions to feminism by reading this book (her memoir). I found the Hillary Clinton chapter of this book to be a bit off-putting. I understand why she did it, but i ...more
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Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
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This book is so important. The main character is raised as a woman and then realizes that he is really a man. Getting a glimpse into what that experience might feel like was very interesting and eye-opening. I highly recommend this book!

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Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
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This book is so important. The main character is raised as a woman and then realizes that he is really a man. Getting a glimpse into what that experience might feel like was very interesting and eye-opening. I highly recommend this book!

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The Story of the Lost Child by Elena Ferrante
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So either I tend to pass over my own affairs to recapture Lila and all the complications she brings with her or, worse, I let myself be carried away by the events of my life, only because it’s easier to write them. But I have to avoid this
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