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Rob Delaney is an American comedian, actor, writer, and activist. He is widely known as the co-star and co-writer of the TV show Catastrophe, as well as for minor roles in blockbuster action-comedy films like Deadpool 2, and Fast & Furious spin-off Hobbs & Shaw.
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The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read
(And Your Children Will Be Glad That You Did)
Philippa Perry - Feb 04, 2020 (first published in 2019)
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This book is about how we have relationships with our children, what gets in the way of a good connection and what can enhance it...
Rob Delaney
Dec 31, 2020
I really like this book & recommend it if you’re a parent.      source
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Richard Osman
Lincoln in the Bardo
A Novel
George Saunders - Feb 06, 2018 (first published in 2017)
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE The long-awaited first novel from the author of Tenth of December a moving and original father-son story featuring none other than Abraham Lincoln, as well as an unforgettable cast of supporting characters, living and dead, historical and invented Named One of the Ten Best Books of the...
Rob Delaney
Dec 16, 2020
@AyeshaASiddiqi Frankenstein is perhaps my favorite book about grief. Lincoln in the Bardo is glorious as well. I read them during acute grief and they helped me. ❤️      source
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Bill Gates
Master and Commander
Patrick O'Brian - Aug 17, 1990 (first published in 1970)
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As the Royal Navy takes part in the wars against Napoleonic France, young Jack Aubrey receives his first command, the small, old, and slow HMS Sophie. Accompanied by his eccentric new friend, the physician and naturalist Stephen Maturin, Aubrey does battle with the naval hierarchy, with his own tendency to make social blunders, and with the challen...
Rob Delaney
Jul 08, 2020
@immolations Read the books if you haven’t. Mamma Mia!      source
The Boy from the Woods
Harlan Coben - Mar 17, 2020
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In the shocking new thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Run Away, a man whose past is shrouded in mystery must find a missing teenage girl before her disappearance brings about disastrous consequences for her community . . . and the world.The man known as Wilde is a mystery to everyone, including himself. Decades ago, he was f...
Rob Delaney
Mar 19, 2020
I find this man’s books helpful in hard times. I also like #boys and #woods.      source
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Peter King
The Neapolitan Novels Boxed Set
Elena Ferrante - Nov 13, 2018 (first published in 2015)
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Nothing quite like this has ever been published before, proclaimed The Guardian about the Neapolitan novels in 2014. Against the backdrop of a Naples that is as seductive as it is perilous and a world undergoing epochal change, Elena Ferrante tells the story of a sixty-year friendship between the brilliant and bookish Elena and the fiery, rebelliou...
Rob Delaney
Mar 07, 2020
On to book 2 of Ferrante’s Neapolitan novels. Riveting!      source
The Outsider
A Novel
Stephen King - Jun 04, 2019
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Evil has many facesmaybe even yours in this #1 New York Times bestseller from master storyteller Stephen King! An eleven-year-old boys violated corpse is discovered in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint Citys most popular citizensTerry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of ...
Rob Delaney
Jan 14, 2020
Just read & loved The Outsider by Stephen King. Hadn’t read a King book in 25 yrs. What’s other good King from last 25 yrs?      source
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Roman Mars
Michael Rosen's Sad Book
Michael Rosen - Feb 03, 2005 (first published in 2004)
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With unmitigated honesty, a touch of humor, and sensitive illustrations by Quentin Blake, Michael Rosen explores the experience of sadness in a way that resonates with us all.Sometimes I'm sad and I don’t know why.It's just a cloud that comes along and covers me up.Sad things happen to everyone, and sometimes people feel sad for no reason at all. W...
Rob Delaney
Jul 16, 2019
You should really read his Sad Book. It’ll give you an *INKLING* of how to help/love a bereaved parent & it will bring you genuine solace if you are one: @MichaelRosenYes @WalkerBooksUK      source
Once More We Saw Stars
A Memoir
Jayson Greene - May 14, 2019
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Two-year-old Greta Greene was sitting with her grandmother on a park bench on the Upper West Side of Manhattan when a brick crumbled from a windowsill overhead, striking her unconscious. She is immediately rushed to the hospital. Once More We Saw Stars begins with this event, leading the reader into the unimaginable.But although it begins with the ...
Rob Delaney
May 13, 2019
I've read Jayson's book. I am unable to say much more than I would be grateful to anyone who read it. Love to his family.      source
Billy, Me & You
Nicola Streeten - Oct 26, 2007
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Nicola Streeten’s little boy, Billy, was two years old when he died following heart surgery for problems diagnosed only 10 days earlier. Gut-wrenchingly sad at times, her graphic memoir is an unforgettable portrayal of trauma and our reaction to it – and, especially, the humor or absurdity so often involved in our responses. As Streeten’s story unf...
Rob Delaney
May 07, 2019
Just read Billy, Me & You by @NicolaStreeten again. It’s the book that’s helped me most in the wake of my son Henry’s death. Read it if your child is dead or or if you’d like to know how to relate to someone who has had a child die.      source
Duck, Death and the Tulip
Wolf Erlbruch - Aug 01, 2016 (first published in 2006)
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In a strangely heart-warming story, a duck strikes up an unlikely friendship with Death. Death, Duck and the Tulip will intrigue, haunt and enchant readers of all ages. Simple, warm, and witty, this book deals with a difficult subject in a way that is elegant, straightforward, and life-affirming....
Rob Delaney
Mar 04, 2018
This book is helpful. My kids are asking to be read it again & again. Very matter of fact about death. Duck, Death And The Tulip:      source
Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans
The Battle That Shaped America's Destiny
Brian Kilmeade - Oct 24, 2017
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Another pop history pageturner from the New York Times bestselling authors of George Washington's Secret Six and Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates.When the British fought the young United States during the War of 1812, they knew that taking the mouth of the Mississippi River was the key to crippling their former colony. Capturing the city of...
Rob Delaney
Dec 09, 2017
Mr. President, please read Dave’s excellent book on prog: (when you’re done with Brian Kilmeade’s book on Andrew Jackson)      source
The Show That Never Ends by David Weigel
Alan Partridge by Alan Partridge