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The Possibility of Everything by Hope Edelman
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Fearless Confessions by Sue William Silverman
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Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
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Furiously Happy by Jenny  Lawson
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Road to Santiago by Kathryn Harrison
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Having walked the Camino myself, I felt nostalgic reading through Harrison's narrative recounting her three different Caminos. My own Camino looked very different than hers, but I still appreciated the reflections Harrison provides.
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Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
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Beautiful writing, but be warned: the ending of this book is an unsatisfying cliffhanger with a page that says "to be continued."
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Literature Class, Berkeley 1980 by Julio Cortázar
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Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg
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Goodbye to All That by Sari Botton
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I read this in the midst of contemplating a move to NYC as a writer. I'm more confused, disturbed, and haunted than ever. Lovely writing. Great individual essays. As a collection, they blur. These essays are messing with my head. Hard life decisions. ...more
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There and Then by James Salter
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Salter is clearly a talented writer and thinker. But not all essays in this collection are created equal. I most enjoyed "Nothing to Declare," "Immortal Days," "Victory or Death," "Roads Seldom Travelled" and "Walking the Downs."
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Marilyn Monroe
“Dreaming about being an actress, is more exciting then being one.”
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Sylvia Plath
“Perhaps when we find ourselves wanting everything, it is because we are dangerously close to wanting nothing.”
Sylvia Plath

Suzanne Collins
“Aim higher in case you fall short.”
Suzanne Collins, Catching Fire

Ursula K. Le Guin
“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.”
Ursula K. Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness

Milan Kundera
“Anyone whose goal is 'something higher' must expect someday to suffer vertigo. What is vertigo? Fear of falling? No, Vertigo is something other than fear of falling. It is the voice of the emptiness below us which tempts and lures us, it is the desire to fall, against which, terrified, we defend ourselves.”
Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

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