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Rainn Wilson is an American actor, comedian, writer, director, businessman, and producer. He is best known for his role as Dwight Schrute on the NBC sitcom The Office, for which he earned three consecutive Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.
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The Phantom Tollbooth
Norton Juster - Jan 01, 1989 (first published in 1961)
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Librarian's Note: For an alternate cover edition of the same ISBN, click here.Hailed as “a classic. . . . humorous, full of warmth and real invention” (The New Yorker), this beloved story -first published more than fifty years ago- introduces readers to Milo and his adventures in the Lands Beyond. For Milo, everything’s a bore. When a tollbooth mys...
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Mar 09, 2021
RIP Norton Juster. One of the all-time great American Storytellers and wordsmiths. THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH influenced me probably more than any other book ever.      source
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Race After Technology
Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code
Ruha Benjamin - Jun 16, 2019
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From everyday apps to complex algorithms, Ruha Benjamin cuts through tech-industry hype to understand how emerging technologies can reinforce White supremacy and deepen social inequity.Benjamin argues that automation, far from being a sinister story of racist programmers scheming on the dark web, has the potential to hide, speed up, and deepen disc...
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Jul 06, 2019
So the dynamic @Ruha9 has written a brilliant book about the intersection of race and tech. The tentacles of racism wind their way all through Silicon Valley, AI, and emerging technology systems. Fascinating! @TrevorNoah      source
Narrow Road to the Interior
And Other Writings (Shambhala Pocket Library)
Matsuo Basho - May 14, 2019 (first published in 2000)
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Here is the most complete single-volume collection of the writings of one of the great luminaries of Asian literature. Basho (1644–1694)—who elevated the haiku to an art form of utter simplicity and intense spiritual beauty—is best known in the West as the author of Narrow Road to the Interior, a travel diary of linked prose and haiku that recount...
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The master of the haiku wrote this travelogue of his journey through northern Japan in the 17th century. Everywhere he went he composed a poem and connected his work to his cultural heritage, his spiritual life and, most of all, nature. A riveting meditation.      source
Giacometti portrait
James Lord - Jan 01, 2016
{Size: 18.78 x 25.13 cms} Lang: - English, Pages 78. Reprinted in 2015 with the help of original edition published long back . This book is Printed in black & white, Hardcover, sewing binding for longer life with Matt laminated multi-Colour Dust Cover, Printed on high quality Paper, re-sized as per Current standards, professionally processed withou...
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Writer James Lord sat for a portrait by the brilliant, haunted and exacting artist Alberto Giacometti. It was supposed to last one day and ended up lasting eighteen. A fascinating study of the obsessive artist in the throes of his creation.      source
This Is a Book
Demetri Martin - Apr 10, 2012 (first published in 2011)
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From the renowned comedian, creator, star and executive producer/multiple title-holder of Comedy Central's Important Things with Demetri Martin comes a bold, original, and rectangular kind of humor book. Demetri's first literary foray features longer-form essays and conceptual pieces (such as Protagonists' Hospital, a melodrama about the clinic doc...
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The sharpest, oddest wit in an evolutionary line that includes James Thurber, Steve Martin and Steven Wright. Demetri’s brain astounds me.      source
Rome and Jerusalem
The Clash of Ancient Civilizations
Martin Goodman - Nov 11, 2008 (first published in 2007)
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A magisterial history of the titanic struggle between the Roman and Jewish worlds that led to the destruction of Jerusalem.Martin Goodman—equally renowned in Jewish and in Roman studies—examines this conflict, its causes, and its consequences with unprecedented authority and thoroughness. He delineates the incompatibility between the cultural, poli...
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My two favorite cities have a storied and contentious history, richly documented in this terrific study. Sparks fly and, meanwhile, Christianity sweeps in and transforms the world in a few short hundred years. Fascinating.      source
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Mountains Beyond Mountains
Tracy Kidder - Aug 31, 2004 (first published in 2003)
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This powerful and inspiring book shows how one person can make a difference, as Kidder tells the true story of a gifted man who is in love with the world and has set out to do all he can to cure it.Tracy Kidder is a winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the author of the bestsellers The Soul of a New Machine, House, Among Schoolchildren, and Home Town. ...
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A biography of the great doctor, teacher and humanitarian, Paul Farmer. In the Artibonite plain in rural Haiti, he walks hundreds of miles, healing the sick and delivering AIDS medication with a selfless determination that is awe-inspiring.      source
The Seven Mysteries of Life
An Exploration of Science and Philosophy
Guy Murchie - Jun 16, 1999 (first published in 1978)
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"All life in all worlds" -this was the object of the author's seventeen-year quest for knowledge and discovery, culminating in this book. In a manner unmistakably his own, Murchie delves into the interconnectedness of all life on the planet and of such fields as biology, geology, sociology, mathematics, and physics. He offers us what the poet May S...
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An enormous tome of knowledge, wisdom, science, philosophy and transcendental mysticism that was said to have inspired Carl Sagan’s Cosmos. Like Walt Whitman as a science geek.      source
The Family Virtues Guide
Simple Ways to Bring Out the Best in Our Children and Ourselves
Linda Kavelin Popov - Jun 01, 1997
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The most important job parents have is to pass basic virtues on to their children, and this invaluable book is designed to help make that job a little easier. Compiled by The Virtues Project, an international organization dedicated to inspiring spiritual growth in young and old alike, this multicultural, interfaith handbook shows parents and teache...
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A really interesting thing I give to parents. It basically talks about virtues based education.      source