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Clara Jeffery is the editor in chief of Mother Jones
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Trigger Points
Inside the Mission to Stop Mass Shootings in America
Mark Follman - 2022-04-05
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"An urgent read that illuminates real possibility for change." --John Carreyrou, New York Times bestselling author of Bad BloodFor the first time, a story about the specialized teams of forensic psychologists, FBI agents, and other experts who are successfully stopping mass shootings--a hopeful, myth-busting narrative built on new details of infamo...
Clara Jeffery
2022-04-13T22:12:34.000Z
His book on all of this, Trigger Points, came out last week. Especially if you have influence over schoo/workplace policies, highly recommend. We can *prevent* a lot of tragedy long before a potential shooter enters a school or office or movie theater.      source
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Interior Chinatown
A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries)
Charles Yu - 2020-11-17
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER One of the funniest books of the year. . . . A delicious, ambitious Hollywood satire. --The Washington PostFrom the infinitely inventive author of How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe, a deeply personal novel about race, pop culture, immigration, assimilation, and escaping the rol...
Clara Jeffery
2022-03-29T23:35:04.000Z
Only 40 pages in but this book is so effing good, if you need a read that’s funny and perceptive but willing to make hard observations with a light comedic touch      source
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Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.
Judy Blume - 2014-04-29 (first published in 1970)
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Margaret Simon, almost twelve, likes long hair, tuna fish, the smell of rain, and things that are pink. She’s just moved from New York City to Farbook, New Jersey, and is anxious to fit in with her new friends—Nancy, Gretchen, and Janie. When they form a secret club to talk about private subjects like boys, bras, and getting their first periods, Ma...
Clara Jeffery
2020-08-01T16:52:25.000Z
Saw @judyblume trending and I almost had a heart attack. She's fine. 50th anniversary of "Are You There God, It's Me Margaret" a book I cannot imagine going through puberty without.      source
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Catherynne M. Valente
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Taran Wanderer
The Chronicles of Prydain, Book 4 (The Chronicles of Prydain (4))
Lloyd Alexander - 2006-05-16 (first published in 1967)
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Taran is an Assistant Pig-Keeper no longer; he has become a hero. Now he dreams of winning the hand of the Princess Eilonwy. Eager to find his origins, Taran sets off with the faithful Gurgi on a quest across the marvelous land of Prydain. Their journey takes them to the three witches in the Marshes of Morva, through the many realms of Prydain, and...
Clara Jeffery
2020-07-07T05:24:15.000Z
@DosDoubleDeuce those are amazing. and i think among the best written kids/YA books out there.      source
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Sarah J. Maas
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The Book of Three
Lloyd Alexander - 2006-05-16 (first published in 1964)
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Taran wanted to be a hero, and looking after a pig wasn't exactly heroic, even though Hen Wen was an oracular pig. But the day that Hen Wen vanished, Taran was led into an enchanting and perilous world. With his band of followers, he confronted the Horned King and his terrible Cauldron-Born. These were the forces of evil, and only Hen Wen knew the ...
Clara Jeffery
2020-07-07T05:24:15.000Z
@DosDoubleDeuce those are amazing. and i think among the best written kids/YA books out there.      source
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The Castle of Llyr
The Chronicles of Prydain, Book 3 (The Chronicles of Prydain (3))
Lloyd Alexander - 2006-05-16 (first published in 1966)
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Princess Eilonwy hates to leave her friend Taran, Assistant Pig-Keeper, and her beloved home, Caer Dallben. Why does she have to go to the Isle of Mona to train as a proper lady when she's already a princess? But Eilonwy soon faces much more than the ordeal of becoming a dignified young maiden, for she possesses magical powers sought by the evil en...
Clara Jeffery
2020-07-07T05:24:15.000Z
@DosDoubleDeuce those are amazing. and i think among the best written kids/YA books out there.      source
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Sarah J. Maas
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The Black Cauldron
Lloyd Alexander - 2006-05-16 (first published in 1965)
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Taran, the Assistant Pig-Keeper, and his friends are led into a mortal struggle with Arawn and his deathless warriors. Taran must wrest the black cauldron from them, for it is the cauldron that gives them their evil strength. But can he withstand the three enchantresses, who are determined to turn him and his companions into toads? Taran has not fo...
Clara Jeffery
2020-07-07T05:24:15.000Z
@DosDoubleDeuce those are amazing. and i think among the best written kids/YA books out there.      source
Also recommended by
Sarah J. Maas
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The High King
The Chronicles of Prydain, Book 5 (The Chronicles of Prydain (5))
Lloyd Alexander - 2006-05-16 (first published in 1968)
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When the sword of Dyrnwyn, the most powerful weapon inthe kingdom of Prydain, falls into the hands of Arawn-Death-Lord, Taran, Assistant Pig-Keeper, and Prince Gwydion raise an army to march against Arawn's terrible cohorts. After a winter expedition filled with danger, Taran's army arrives at Mount Dragon, Arawn's stronghold. There, in a thrilling...
Clara Jeffery
2020-07-07T05:24:15.000Z
@DosDoubleDeuce those are amazing. and i think among the best written kids/YA books out there.      source
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Sarah J. Maas
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A Wizard of Earthsea
Ursula K. le Guin - 2012-09-11 (first published in 1968)
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Ged, the greatest sorcerer in all Earthsea, was called Sparrowhawk in his reckless youth. Hungry for power and knowledge, Sparrowhawk tampered with long-held secrets and loosed a terrible shadow upon the world. This is the tale of his testing, how he mastered the mighty words of power, tamed an ancient dragon, and crossed death's threshold to resto...
Clara Jeffery
2020-07-07T03:40:47.000Z
@Durf Good point. Great book.      source
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Dan
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And the Band Played On
Randy Shilts - 2007-11-27 (first published in 1987)
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Upon its first publication twenty years ago, And The Band Played on was quickly recognized as a masterpiece of investigatve reporting. An international bestseller, a nominee for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and made into a critically acclaimed movie, Shilts' expose revealed why AIDS was allowed to spread unchecked during the early 80's w...
Clara Jeffery
2020-03-11T21:11:50.000Z
Book is great but the movie pretty great too and horrifying similar failure of politicized science, just a way shorter timetable now      source
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Michael Ian Black
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Our Man
George Packer - 2019-05-06
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