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Michael Ian Black is an American comedian, actor, writer, and director. He has starred in several TV comedy series, including The State, Viva Variety, Stella, Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, Michael & Michael Have Issues, and Another Period.
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The World According to Garp
A Novel (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
John Irving - 1997-06-23 (first published in 1978)
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This is the life and times of T. S. Garp, the bastard son of Jenny Fields, a feminist leader ahead of her time. This is the life and death of a famous mother and her almost-famous son; theirs is a world of sexual extremes, even of sexual assassinations. It is a novel rich with lunacy and sorrow, yet the dark, violent events of the story do not unde...
Michael Ian Black
@blainecapatch @BrianLynch I loved the movie - book is one of my favorites, too.      source
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The Life of Human
Ryan Wiggins - 2021-02-15
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Nine survivors give an oral history of the primitive — yet deadly — A.I. takeover of North America. These intertwining narratives have just one thing in common: each is essential in telling the story of Human, the inconspicuous robot who chose to save mankind over his own kind. But to what extent does recognizing life make Human alive? "An amazing ...
Michael Ian Black
This is a cool book!      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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“The Addiction Inoculation is a vital look into best practices parenting. Writing as a teacher, a mother, and, as it happens, a recovering alcoholic, Lahey's stance is so compassionate, her advice so smart, any and all parents will benefit from her hard-won wisdom.” —Peggy Orenstein, author of Girls & Sex and Boys & SexIn this supportive, life-savi...
Michael Ian Black
Book recommendation Monday (not a thing): THE ADDICTION INOCULATION by @jesslahey, advice for parents on raising healthy kids.      source
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A Novel
Curtis Sittenfeld - 2020-05-19
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From the New York Times bestselling author of American Wife and Eligible, a novel that imagines a deeply compelling what-might-have-been: What if Hillary Rodham hadn’t married Bill Clinton? In 1971, Hillary Rodham is a young woman full of promise: Life magazine has covered her Wellesley commencement speech, she’s attending Yale Law School, and she’...
Michael Ian Black
@cmclymer @csittenfeld @AspenWords I really liked this book.      source
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Jennifer Weiner
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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...
Michael Ian Black
Timely book recommendation: if you've never read it, AND THE BAND PLAYED ON is Randy Shilts' incredible telling of the early days of the AIDS epidemic. Dr. Anthony Fauci has a starring, and heroic, role.      source
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