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Essays
Samantha Irby - Mar 31, 2020
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A new essay collection from Samantha Irby about aging, marriage, settling down with step-children in white, small-town America.Irby is turning forty, and increasingly uncomfortable in her own skin. She has left her job as a receptionist at a veterinary clinic, has published successful books and is courted by Hollywood, left Chicago, and moved into ...
Mark Harris
Apr 25, 2020
@DavidPoland @habesla1 Alternate idea: Read a GOOD book. Try The Witch Elm by Tana French, or The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead, or Wow, No Thank You by Samantha Irby, or Hidden Valley Road by Robert Kolker. All infinitely more worth your attention. You're welcome.     source
The Witch Elm
A Novel
Tana French - Jul 30, 2019 (first published in 2018)
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Toby is a happy-go-lucky charmer who’s dodged a scrape at work and is celebrating with friends when the night takes a turn that will change his life – he surprises two burglars who beat him and leave him for dead. Struggling to recover from his injuries, beginning to understand that he might never be the same man again, he takes refuge at his famil...
Mark Harris
Apr 25, 2020
@DavidPoland @habesla1 Alternate idea: Read a GOOD book. Try The Witch Elm by Tana French, or The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead, or Wow, No Thank You by Samantha Irby, or Hidden Valley Road by Robert Kolker. All infinitely more worth your attention. You're welcome.     source
The Underground Railroad
A Novel
Colson Whitehead - Jan 30, 2016
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Winner of the Pulitzer PrizeWinner of the National Book AwardWinner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in FictionLonglisted for the Man Booker PrizeWinner of the Arthur C. Clarke AwardFinalist for the Dayton Literary Peace PrizeLonglisted for the Prix Medicis One of the Best books of the Year: The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, ...
Mark Harris
Apr 25, 2020
@DavidPoland @habesla1 Alternate idea: Read a GOOD book. Try The Witch Elm by Tana French, or The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead, or Wow, No Thank You by Samantha Irby, or Hidden Valley Road by Robert Kolker. All infinitely more worth your attention. You're welcome.     source
Montgomery Clift
A Biography
Patricia Bosworth - Mar 01, 1978
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"...Because of Bosworth's artistry, her ability to choose the right details, and her own immersion in the subject...[this book] is an amazing excursion into a life." -New York Times Book Review "It stands as the definitive work on the gifted, haunted actor." -Los Angeles Times "Here it is - the real thing - inside Montgomery CLift. I've known other...
Mark Harris
Apr 03, 2020
This is sad news. Patricia Bosworth's biography of Montgomery Clift is one of the greatest books ever written about a movie star--so intimate and detailed that it felt like she was a witness to every moment. RIP.     source
Dispatches
Michael Herr - Aug 06, 1991 (first published in 1977)
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Written on the front lines in Vietnam, Dispatches became an immediate classic of war reportage when it was published in 1977.From its terrifying opening pages to its final eloquent words, Dispatches makes us see, in unforgettable and unflinching detail, the chaos and fervor of the war and the surreal insanity of life in that singular combat zone. M...
Mark Harris
Jun 24, 2016
Michael Herr has died. His milestone 1977 book Dispatches changed the nature of war correspondence. It's still essential reading.     source