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Jennifer Lawson is an American journalist, author and blogger.
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Klara and the Sun
A novel
Kazuo Ishiguro - 2021-03-02
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This intriguing novel follows the story of Klara, an Artificial Friend with exceptional observation skills. From her perch in a storefront, Klara watches the behavior of customers and passersby, hopeful that someone will choose her. Written by a Nobel Prize-winning author, Klara and the Sun offers a thrilling perspective on our changing world and begs the question: What does it mean to love?
Jenny Lawson
Give me a recommendation for a good book to give for Xmas. I’ll start. Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro.      source
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You Love Me
A You Novel
Caroline Kepnes - 2021-11-02
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A highly anticipated new thriller in a bestselling series, featuring the infamous Joe Goldberg. He's done with cities, done with love, and ready to start a family on a cozy island in the Pacific Northwest. But when he meets the town librarian, Mary Kaye, he'll stop at nothing to win her over, even if it means meddling in her already busy life. Can true love triumph for these two, or will Joe's obsession lead to his demise? Get ready for a gripping ride full of twists, turns, and unexpected outcomes.
Jenny Lawson
@WendiAarons @jesslahey @CarolineKepnes Such wonderful women to share a pub date with! Also, I read both of their books and they’re AMAZING.      source
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The Addiction Inoculation
Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence
Jessica Lahey - 2021-04-06
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Learn how to prevent substance abuse in children with The Addiction Inoculation, a compassionate and evidence-based guide written by a teacher, mother, and recovering alcoholic. Based on research in psychology, child welfare, substance abuse, and neuroscience, this life-saving resource offers practical tools for identifying and supporting addiction-resistant kids, from interpreting early signs of abuse to navigating difficult conversations with children. Parents, educators, coaches, and pediatricians can benefit from this essential guide to raising healthy, happy, and addiction-free children.
Jenny Lawson
@WendiAarons @jesslahey @CarolineKepnes Such wonderful women to share a pub date with! Also, I read both of their books and they’re AMAZING.      source
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Dark Archives
A Librarian's Investigation into the Science and History of Books Bound in Human Skin
Megan Rosenbloom - 2020-10-20
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Discover the dark and grisly world of books bound in human skin in this captivating and macabre read. Author Megan Rosenbloom, a librarian and journalist, delves into the historic and scientific truths behind anthropodermic bibliopegy, unearthing the origins of dozens of such books held in the world's most famous libraries and museums. Along the way, she reveals the stories of the doctors, murderers, innocents, and indigents whose lives are sewn together in this disturbing collection. A rare and thrilling narrative that combines detective work, academic intrigue, history, and medical curiosity.
Jenny Lawson
If you like Mary Roach you'll like this. So much research. So much focus on the ethics and myths and stories in such a readable way. The @Ologies podcast did a great episode on the book recently called "Anthropodermic Biocodicology" if you need more convincing. :)      source
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Here for It
Or, How to Save Your Soul in America; Essays
R. Eric Thomas - 2020-02-18
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This hilarious and poignant memoir-in-essays explores the struggles of growing up different in a world that demands conformity. Eric Thomas writes with humor and heart about his experiences reconciling his Christian identity with his sexuality, code-switching in college, and accidentally becoming internet famous. For fans of Samantha Irby, Michael Arceneaux, and David Sedaris, this book is a must-read for anyone who has ever felt like they didn't quite fit in.
Jenny Lawson
My friend Laura asked if I could score a copy of this book bc she thought I would love it and that very day it arrived in my mail. I can only conclude that @oureric is some sort of psychic. Also, go preorder this book bc it is fantastic.      source