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Mike Birbiglia is an American stand-up comedian, actor, director, producer and writer. He is a frequent contributor to This American Life and The Moth, and has released several comedy albums and television specials.
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Deaf Republic
Ilya Kaminsky - Mar 05, 2019 (first published in 2011)
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Ilya Kaminsky's astonishing parable in poems asks us, What is silence?Deaf Republic opens in an occupied country in a time of political unrest. When soldiers breaking up a protest kill a deaf boy, Petya, the gunshot becomes the last thing the citizens hear--they all have gone deaf, and their dissent becomes coordinated by sign language. The story f...
Mike Birbiglia
Nov 30, 2019
@ilya_poet @PoetryCrush @claireonacloud @mulaney @JeanHanffKoreli @akasomeguy Thanks, Ilya!! I love Deaf Republic btw!! A beautiful and timeless book.📚      source
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The Library Book
Susan Orlean - Oct 01, 2019 (first published in 2018)
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On the morning of April 29, 1986, a fire alarm sounded in the Los Angeles Public Library. As the moments passed, the patrons and staff who had been cleared out of the building realized this was not the usual fire alarm. As one fireman recounted, Once that first stack got going, it was Goodbye, Charlie. The fire was disastrous: it reached 2000 degre...
Mike Birbiglia
Nov 07, 2019
This is a must read book by ⁦@susanorlean⁩. Obviously. Everyone has read it. But I’m catching up. This is one of the most captivating paragraphs I’ve read in a while.      source
The Promise of Sleep
A Pioneer in Sleep Medicine Explores the Vital Connection Between Health, Happiness, and a Good Night's Sleep
William C. Dement - Mar 06, 2000 (first published in 1999)
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Sleep better, live longer with the groundbreaking information and step-by-step program in this revolutionary book.Healthful sleep has been empirically proven to be the single most important factor in predicting longevity, more influential than diet, exercise, or heredity. And yet we are a sleep-sick society, ignorant of the facts of sleep--and the ...
Mike Birbiglia
It’s a wonderful book.      source