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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 - 1999-04-01 (first published in 1978)
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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.
Michael Ian Black
@blainecapatch @BrianLynch I loved the movie - book is one of my favorites, too.      source
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I'll Show Myself Out
Essays on Midlife and Motherhood
Jessi Klein - 2022-04-26
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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.
Michael Ian Black
Can confirm the greatness of this book.      source
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Mike Birbiglia
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The Life of Human
Ryan Wiggins - 2021-02-15
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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.
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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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.
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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"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.
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 - 2000-04-09 (first published in 1987)
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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.
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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Clara Jeffery