6 books on the list
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The World According to Garp
A Novel (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
This novel explores the eccentric life of T.S. Garp and his famous feminist mother. Their world is filled with sexual extremes and violent events, yet the story balances lunacy and sorrow with ribald humor. With over 10 million copies in print and available in multiple languages, this book reminds us that in the world according to Garp, we are all terminal cases.
@blainecapatch @BrianLynch I loved the movie - book is one of my favorites, too. – source
Michael Ian Black2022-06-05T14:54:38.000Z
I'll Show Myself Out
Essays on Midlife and Motherhood
In this eagerly awaited second essay collection, Jessi Klein candidly navigates the cultural myths and pressures of motherhood and midlife. From hilarious takes on Listening to Beyoncé in the Parking Lot of Party City to touching reflections in Eulogy for My Feet, Klein's essays are both incisive and moving. With her signature wit and honesty, I'll Show Myself Out is an unforgettable read.
Can confirm the greatness of this book. – source
Michael Ian Black2022-05-08T16:22:04.000Z
Also recommended byMike Birbiglia
The Life of Human
In this gripping novel, hear from nine survivors as they recount North America's deadly A.I. takeover. With each narrative essential to the story, readers will follow the tale of Human, a robot who chose to save humanity over his own kind. But what does it truly mean to be alive? "An amazing novel." - Corin Nemec, Stargate SG-1.
This is a cool book! – source
Michael Ian Black2021-05-27T20:58:05.000Z
The Addiction Inoculation
Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence
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.
Book recommendation Monday (not a thing): THE ADDICTION INOCULATION by @jesslahey, advice for parents on raising healthy kids. – source
Michael Ian Black2021-04-12T22:41:02.000Z
Also recommended byJenny LawsonBrad ThorMelinda Wenner Moyer
"Rodham" is a fascinating novel that imagines what would have happened if Hillary Rodham had not married Bill Clinton. In this bold alternate reality, Hillary blazes her own trail, facing the challenges of female ambition in a world still run mostly by men. From Yale Law School to the forefront of student activism and the women’s rights movement, this riveting tale explores the emotional and physical connection that she finds with Bill, and the devastating breakup that ensues. Curtis Sittenfeld delivers an uncannily astute and witty story for our times, weaving a fictional narrative into actual historical events, making "Rodham" an unforgettable novel.
@cmclymer @csittenfeld @AspenWords I really liked this book. – source
Michael Ian Black2020-12-09T02:17:09.000Z
Also recommended byJennifer Weiner
And the Band Played On
This investigative masterpiece delves into the spread of AIDS in the early 80s and the institutions that ignored or denied the threat. A modern classic, it changed the discourse surrounding AIDS and remains essential reading 20 years after its initial publication.
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
Michael Ian Black2020-03-11T11:27:18.000Z
Also recommended byClara Jeffery