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Mark David Duplass is an American film director, writer, actor and musician. He played the role of Pete Eckhart in the FX television series, The League, from 2009 to 2015.
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Between the Mountain and the Sky
A Mother’s Story of Love, Loss, Healing, and Hope
Maggie Doyne - 2022-03-22
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Between the Mountain and the Sky shows us the goodness that is possible when a single person--regardless of age--takes action to help another and, in the process, changes the lives of hundreds. Maggie’s story begins in suburban New Jersey, in a comfortable middle-class family that supports her decision to travel the world during a gap year before s...
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This beautiful, inspiring book is less than $4 right now. Let it change your life.      source
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Invisible Storm
A Soldier's Memoir of Politics and PTSD
Jason Kander - 2022-07-05
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From political wunderkind and former army intelligence officer Jason Kander comes a haunting, powerful memoir about impossible choices—and how sometimes walking away from the chance of a lifetime can be the greatest decision of all.In 2017, President Obama, in his final Oval Office interview, was asked who gave him hope for the future of the countr...
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A beautiful read for those who know the struggle of trauma and mental illness. An even better read for those who don't.      source
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Run Towards the Danger
Confrontations with a Body of Memory
Sarah Polley - 2022-03-01
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Oscar-nominated screenwriter, director, and actor Sarah Polley's Run Towards the Danger explores memory and the dialogue between her past and her present These are the most dangerous stories of my life. The ones I have avoided, the ones I haven't told, the ones that have kept me awake on countless nights. As these stories found echoes in my adult l...
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This book is incredible. Thank you @realsarahpolley for the deep introspection and incredible honesty.      source
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How to Be Perfect
The Correct Answer to Every Moral Question
Michael Schur - 2022-01-24
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From the creator of The Good Place and the cocreator of Parks and Recreation, a hilarious, thought-provoking guide to living an ethical life, drawing on 2,500 years of deep thinking from around the world.Most people think of themselves as “good,” but it’s not always easy to determine what’s “good” or “bad”—especially in a world filled with complica...
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If you like the idea of simultaneously giggling and learning you should read this book by the brilliant @KenTremendous.      source
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In The End, It Was All About Love
Musa Okwonga - 2021-03-03
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The narrator arrives in Berlin, a place famed for its hedonism, to find peace and maybe love; only to discover that the problems which have long haunted him have arrived there too, and are more present than ever. As he approaches his fortieth birthday, nearing the age where his father was killed in a brutal revolution, he drifts through this endles...
Mark Duplass
This book by @Okwonga. So thoughtful and beautiful.      source
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Braiding Sweetgrass
Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants
Robin Wall Kimmerer - 2015-08-11 (first published in 2013)
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Called the work of "a mesmerizing storyteller with deep compassion and memorable prose" (Publishers Weekly) and the book that, "anyone interested in natural history, botany, protecting nature, or Native American culture will love," by Library Journal, Braiding Sweetgrass is poised to be a classic of nature writing. As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmere...
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Beautiful book.      source
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White Fragility
Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism
Robin Diangelo - 2018-06-26
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The New York Times best-selling book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged, and how these reactions maintain racial inequality.Referring to the defensive moves that white people make when challenged racially, white fragility is characterized by emotions such as anger, fear, and ...
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Please read this book if you haven’t.      source
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The Moment of Lift
How Empowering Women Changes the World
Melinda Gates - 2019-04-23
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A debut from Forbes' third most powerful woman in the world, Melinda Gates, a timely and necessary call to action for women's empowerment.For the last twenty years, Melinda Gates has been on a mission. Her goal, as co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has been to find solutions for people with the most urgent needs, wherever they live. ...
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THE MOMENT OF LIFT by the incomparable @melindagates is the single most important book I read this year. A particularly great holiday gift for all the men in your life.      source
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The Chronology of Water
A Memoir
Lidia Yuknavitch - 2011-04-01
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This is not your mother’s memoir. In The Chronology of Water, Lidia Yuknavitch expertly moves the reader through issues of gender, sexuality, violence, and the family from the point of view of a lifelong swimmer turned artist. In writing that explores the nature of memoir itself, her story traces the effect of extreme grief on a young woman’s devel...
Mark Duplass
This book just blew me away. @LidiaYuknavitch writes the way I wish I could write. Reckless, inspired, full of hard love and tough humor. Thx for the rec @laurbudd.      source
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Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century
Jessica Bruder - 2018-09-04 (first published in 2017)
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From the beet fields of North Dakota to the campgrounds of California to Amazon’s CamperForce program in Texas, employers have discovered a new, low-cost labor pool, made up largely of transient older adults. These invisible casualties of the Great Recession have taken to the road by the tens of thousands in RVs and modified vans, forming a growing...
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Good book alert: NOMADLAND. How the 2008 collapse reeked havoc on retirement plans. And how people are figuring out new ways to make it work. Sad, fascinating, ultimately inspiring stuff. Go @jessbruder!      source