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The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay
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Unlike countless other reviews, I didn’t find this book suspenseful or scary. It started out with a very creepy scenario but it quickly devolved into something more violent that psychological. I didn’t find the premise all that interested or original ...more
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Word by Word by Kory Stamper
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Language geeks, this is a must-read! Kory Stamper is an editor for Merriam-Webster and her book on the creation of dictionaries is surprisingly lively and witty. She describes a quiet, quirky life of the lexicographer and the work that goes into crea ...more
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Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
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Can two people fall in love while the world is falling apart? This beautifully written novel follows Nadia and Saeed as they fall in love in a violent unnamed country. As they learn more about each other, the world they know is coming unraveled. They ...more
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Calypso by David Sedaris
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First, I love David Sedaris. His short stories and essays have always brought me a lot of laughs and a lot of joy. His work, while making you laugh, also makes you think and his stories always deliver a punch. The reason I love this book is twofold. ...more
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The Power by Naomi Alderman
The Power
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What would the world be like if one day women had a physical power men did not have? That is the basic premise of this dystopian novel. Told from various perspectives, this novel very skillfully dissects how the world would change if women had superh ...more
Searching for John Hughes by Jason Diamond
" Right? I think it would have been great if it actually discussed what he actually earned from John Hughes and how it is relevant today. That was the b ...more "
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Managing to Change the World by Alison  Green
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The Four Agreements by Miguel Ruiz
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An Appeal to the World by Dalai Lama XIV
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“What Faye won't understand and may never understand is that there is not one true self hidden by many false ones. Rather, there is one true self hidden by many other true ones. Yes, she is the meek and shy and industrious student. Yes, she is the panicky and frightened child. Yes, she is the bold and impulsive seductress. Yes, she is the wife, the mother. And many other things as well. Her belief that one of these is true obscures the larger truth, which was ultimately the problem with the blind men and the elephant. It wasn't that they were blind - it's that they stopped too quickly, and so never knew there was a larger truth to grasp. ... Seeing ourselves clearly is the project of a lifetime”
Nathan Hill, The Nix

Martin Luther King Jr.
“There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.”
Martin Luther King Jr.

Anthony Bourdain
“Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life—and travel—leaves marks on you.”
Anthony Bourdain

Al Franken
“I like Ted Cruz more than most of my other colleagues like Ted Cruz. And I hate Ted Cruz.”
Al Franken, Al Franken, Giant of the Senate

Anderson Cooper
“The rainbow comes and goes. Enjoy it while it lasts. Don't be surprised by its departure, and rejoice when it returns.”
Anderson Cooper, The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and Son On Life, Love, and Loss

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