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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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The New Handbook for a Post-Roe America
The Complete Guide to Abortion Legality, Access, and Practical Support
Robin Marty - 2021-03-30
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The New Handbook for a Post-Roe America is a comprehensive and user-friendly manual for understanding and preparing for the looming changes to reproductive rights law, and getting the health care you need. Activist and writer Robin Marty guides readers through various worst-case scenarios of a post-Roe America, and offers ways to fight back, includ...
Quinn Cummings
2022-06-27T19:34:56.000Z
After a weekend of light diving, I have found the book with the most thorough, most up-to-date, most useful reproductive health data. Here it is:      source
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The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires
Grady Hendrix - 2020-04-07
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Fried Green Tomatoes and "Steel Magnolias" meet Dracula in this Southern-flavored supernatural thriller set in the '90s about a women's book club that must protect its suburban community from a mysterious and handsome stranger who turns out to be a blood-sucking fiend.Patricia Campbell had always planned for a big life, but after giving up her care...
Quinn Cummings
2021-12-26T19:29:40.000Z
@grady_hendrix book is utterly delightful and unrepentantly page-turnish; so glad a @vromans employee pointed me towards it. It’s the perfect winter afternoon read.      source
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Nobody's Normal
How Culture Created the Stigma of Mental Illness
Roy Richard Grinker - 2021-01-26
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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
2021-02-16T18:07:50.000Z
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 - 2018-05-15
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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
2021-01-25T16:31:13.000Z
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 - 2018-10-09 (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
2021-01-01T02:58:10.000Z
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 - 2018-06-26
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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
2020-10-25T23:44:41.000Z
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 - 2011-10-04 (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
2020-08-06T18:27:02.000Z
@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 - 2017-09-26
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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
2020-04-20T03:53:12.000Z
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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Range
Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World
David Epstein - 2021-04-27 (first published in 2019)
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The #1 New York Times bestseller that has all America talking: as seen/heard on CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS, Morning Joe, CBS This Morning, The Bill Simmons Podcast, Rich Roll, and more."The most important business--and parenting--book of the year." --Forbes"Urgent and important. . . an essential read for bosses, parents, coaches, and anyone who cares...
Quinn Cummings
2019-09-23T17:07:46.000Z
@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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Wildhood
The Astounding Connections between Human and Animal Adolescents
Barbara Natterson-Horowitz - 2019-09-17
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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
2019-09-22T20:16:19.000Z
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