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Quinn Louise Cummings is an American retired child actress, now writer and entrepreneur. She is possibly best known for her role of Lucy McFadden in Neil Simon's The Goodbye Girl, and for her recurring role as Annie Cooper on the television series Family.
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Nobody's Normal
How Culture Created the Stigma of Mental Illness
Roy Richard Grinker - Jan 26, 2021
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For centuries, scientists and society cast moral judgments on anyone deemed mentally ill, confining many to asylums. In Nobody’s Normal, anthropologist Roy Richard Grinker chronicles the progress and setbacks in the struggle against mental-illness stigma—from the eighteenth century, through America’s major wars, and into today’s high-tech economy.G...
Quinn Cummings
Feb 16, 2021
This is a fascinating book. I got it on @LibroFm [email protected] ( My membership benefits @vromans! Yours could benefit your local indie bookstore! Two takeaways so far:      source
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Steve Silberman
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Bullshit Jobs
A Theory
David Graeber - May 15, 2018
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From bestselling writer David Graeber, a powerful argument against the rise of meaningless, unfulfilling jobs, and their consequences.Does your job make a meaningful contribution to the world? In the spring of 2013, David Graeber asked this question in a playful, provocative essay titled “On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs.” It went viral. After a ...
Quinn Cummings
Jan 25, 2021
I read @davidgraeber's essay on bullshit jobs a couple of years ago, and it felt relevant. I just got his book BULLSHIT JOBS on @librofm and I cannot say this loudly enough: GET THIS BOOK RIGHT NOW. I'm going to get an actual paper copy, just to highlight it.      source
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Darcie Wilder
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From Here to Eternity
Traveling the World to Find the Good Death
Caitlin Doughty - Oct 09, 2018 (first published in 2017)
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Fascinated by our pervasive fear of dead bodies, mortician Caitlin Doughty embarks on a global expedition to discover how other cultures care for the dead. From Zoroastrian sky burials to wish-granting Bolivian skulls, she investigates the world’s funerary customs and expands our sense of what it means to treat the dead with dignity. Her account qu...
Quinn Cummings
Jan 01, 2021
It’s not for everyone. Then again, @TheGoodDeath wrote a fantastic book about death rituals around the world; what comforts one person completely squicks another person.      source
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White Fragility
Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism
Robin Diangelo - Jun 26, 2018
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The New York Times best-selling book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged, and how these reactions maintain racial inequality.Referring to the defensive moves that white people make when challenged racially, white fragility is characterized by emotions such as anger, fear, and ...
Quinn Cummings
Oct 25, 2020
I can’t remember the last book I highlighted. I am highlighting at least two sections on every page of @RobinDiAngelo book.      source
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The Warmth of Other Suns
The Epic Story of America's Great Migration
Isabel Wilkerson - Oct 04, 2011 (first published in 2010)
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In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, author Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life. From 1915 to 1970, this exodus of almost six million people changed the face of America. Wilkerson...
Quinn Cummings
Aug 06, 2020
@Isabelwilkerson I shoved THE WARMTH OF OTHER SUNS into so many hands; actually joy-squeaked when I heard your @throughlineNPR episode intro. Off to get your book at @vromans!      source
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3-Ingredient Cocktails
An Opinionated Guide to the Most Enduring Drinks in the Cocktail Canon
Robert Simonson - Sep 26, 2017
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Finalist for the 2018 James Beard Foundation Book Awards for "Beverage" categoryA collection of the greatest drinks of all time, modern and classic, all of which conveniently feature only three ingredients. 3-Ingredient Cocktails is a concise history of the best classic cocktails, and a curated collection of the best three-ingredient cocktails of t...
Quinn Cummings
Apr 20, 2020
Robert Simonson wrote a fantastic starter book, 3 INGREDIENT COCKTAILS, that I have splashed liberally with most forms of hootch. From there, I got the drink I made for Alec's husband Jamie, the Old Gal. THE OLD GAL 1.5 oz rye 1 oz. blanc vermouth 1 oz. Campari Orange twist      source
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Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World
David Epstein - May 28, 2019
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What's the most effective path to success in any domain? It's not what you think. Plenty of experts argue that anyone who wants to develop a skill, play an instrument, or lead their field should start early, focus intensely, and rack up as many hours of deliberate practice as possible. If you dabble or delay, you'll never catch up to the people who...
Quinn Cummings
Sep 23, 2019
@AGuyInOKC Driving back across America from visiting Kid at college, I listened to this, cannot recommend it enough. @DavidEpstein wrote a fascinating and perspective changing book which, among other things, talks about just that.      source
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The Astounding Connections between Human and Animal Adolescents
Barbara Natterson-Horowitz - Sep 17, 2019
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Publishers Weekly Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2019 A New York Times Editors Pick People Best Books Fall 2019 Chicago Tribune 28 Books You Need to Read Now It blew my mind to discover that teenage animals and teenage humans are so similar. Both are naive risk-takers. I loved this book! Temple Grandin, author of Animals Make Us Human and Animals i...
Quinn Cummings
Sep 22, 2019
Got kids? Was once one? You’re going to find this book fascinating. Wish I had it when Kid was 11; would have saved a great deal of shouting. In Los Angeles? Get it @vromans. #bookstagram #bookshelf #parenting      source