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Louisa Elizabeth Miller, better known as Lulu Miller, is an American writer, artist, and science reporter for National Public Radio. Miller's career in radio started as a producer for the WNYC program Radiolab. She helped create the NPR show Invisibilia with Alix Spiegel.
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Who Killed Jane Stanford?
A Gilded Age Tale of Murder, Deceit, Spirits and the Birth of a University
Richard White - 2022-05-17
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In 1885 Jane and Leland Stanford cofounded a university to honor their recently deceased young son. After her husband’s death in 1893, Jane Stanford, a devoted spiritualist who expected the university to inculcate her values, steered Stanford into eccentricity and public controversy for more than a decade. In 1905 she was murdered in Hawaii, a vict...
Lulu Miller
Thread: The q I get most at readings is: “Do u think David Starr Jordan killed Jane Stanford?” The answer I always say: “I just don’t know.” This incredibly humane man, phenomenal researcher, & Pulitzer finalist, Richard White, just dedicated a whole book to the question and      source
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The Invention of Miracles
Language, Power, and Alexander Graham Bell's Quest to End Deafness
Katie Booth - 2022-05-10 (first published in 2021)
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Finalist for the PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography Finalist for the Mark Lynton History Prize “Meticulously researched, crackling with insights, and rich in novelistic detail” (Steve Silberman), this “provocative, sensitive, beautifully written biography” (Sylvia Nasar) tells the true—and troubling—story of Alexander Graham Bell’s ques...
Lulu Miller
Katie Booth's book, The Invention of Miracles: Language, Power, + Alexander Graham Bell’s Quest to End Deafness is essential reading on the ugly history behind oralism and more. So much heart + fantastic primary source research in this book. @_katiebooth_      source
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Tina Fey - 2012-01-03 (first published in 2011)
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Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV.She has seen both these dreams come true.At last, Tina Fey's story ...
Lulu Miller
@mtyrhetoric @Racheldoesstuff thank you, so kind! Tina Fey's Bossy Pants audio book was studded with little delights and audio extras. i remember listening to it while driving and feeling like she was riding shotgun with me :)      source
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World of Wonders
In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments
Aimee Nezhukumatathil - 2020-09-08
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From beloved, award-winning poet Aimee Nezhukumatathil comes a debut work of nonfiction--a collection of essays about the natural world, and the way its inhabitants can teach, support, and inspire us.As a child, Nezhukumatathil called many places home: the grounds of a Kansas mental institution, where her Filipina mother was a doctor; the open skie...
Lulu Miller
This book nourished me so deeply this weekend. Highly recommend. @aimeenez, thank you.      source
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Black Feminist Lessons from Marine Mammals (Emergent Strategy)
Alexis Pauline Gumbs - 2020-11-17
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Undrowned is a book-length meditation for social movements and our whole species based on the subversive and transformative guidance of marine mammals. Our aquatic cousins are queer, fierce, protective of each other, complex, shaped by conflict, and struggling to survive the extractive and militarized conditions our species has imposed on the ocean...
Lulu Miller
“Undrowned” by @alexispauline I just resurfaced from this miracle of a book that I know I will hold close forever. Gumbs looks to marine mammals 4 lessons on how 2 survive in an atmosphere trying to kill u &offers up 19 astounding meditations. This book breaks w beauty. & bubbles      source
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Disability Visibility
First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century
Alice Wong - 2020-06-30
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A groundbreaking collection of first-person writing on the joys and challenges of the modern disability experience: Disability Visibility brings together the voices of activists, authors, lawyers, politicians, artists, and everyday people whose daily lives are, in the words of playwright Neil Marcus, “an art…an ingenious way to live.” A Vintage Boo...
Lulu Miller
1/2 I know I’ve posted a lot abt this book, but I finished it the other day & need to shout again. This is not just a special collection of *everyday* disability stories (not inspiration porn), but a masterclass in essay writing. It will make u laugh & fold u up into a paper cr-      source
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The Third Rainbow Girl
The Long Life of a Double Murder in Appalachia
Emma Copley Eisenberg - 2020-01-21
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In the afternoon or early evening of June 25, 1980, two young women, Vicki Durian and Nancy Santomero, were killed in an isolated clearing in rural Pocahontas County West Virginia. They were hitchhiking to an outdoor peace festival known as the Rainbow Gathering, but never arrived. Their killings have been called “The Rainbow Murders.”For thirteen ...
Lulu Miller
I’d like to say a few words abt this book. I haven’t been this rapt reading in years. It’s true crime, but not. It’s a meditation on place &truth. It’s a cliffhanger & a lush brigadoon, studded w gems on what it is 2b a journo/detective/searcher of answers CANNOT REC HIGHLY ENUF      source
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In Waves
Aj Dungo - 2019-06-04
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A tale of love, heartbreak and surfing from an important new voice in comics. In Waves is Craig Thompson's Blankets meets Barbarian Days.In this visually arresting graphic novel, surfer and illustrator AJ Dungo remembers his late partner and the shared love of surfing that endured throughout their time together.Dungo explores the beauty and complex...
Lulu Miller
This book is a revelation. I know there is a lot of grief in the air today, and AJ Dungo’s graphic novel on surfing and grief is a worthy plunge. Immersive and strange and sparse and so, so *beautiful.*      source
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Because Internet
Understanding the New Rules of Language
Gretchen McCulloch - 2019-07-23
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A linguistically informed look at how our digital world is transforming the English language. Language is humanity's most spectacular open-source project, and the internet is making our language change faster and in more interesting ways than ever before. Internet conversations are structured by the shape of our apps and platforms, from the grammar...
Lulu Miller
Many months ago @GretchenAMcC answered my tweet abt kids using emoji to communicate 🦄🌬🌳🦉 with a STUDY on how it works. Now her brilliant book “Because Internet” is out & I can’t tell u how much Im loving reading it & quoting it & experiencing 🤯 if this stuff interests u, GIT      source
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Her Body and Other Parties
Carmen Maria Machado - 2017-10-03
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In Her Body and Other Parties, Carmen Maria Machado blithely demolishes the arbitrary borders between psychological realism and science fiction, comedy and horror, fantasy and fabulism. While her work has earned her comparisons to Karen Russell and Kelly Link, she has a voice that is all her own. In this electric and provocative debut, Machado bend...
Lulu Miller
Just 😰realized 😰I 😰left my @carmenmmachado book on the plane. Next person in seat 26D on United flight to Austin, you are welcome. It’s sooooooooooooooooo good      source
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