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A Novel
Elaine Hsieh Chou - 2022-03-22
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A Taiwanese American woman’s coming of consciousness ignites eye-opening revelations and chaos on a college campus in this outrageously hilarious yet startlingly tender debut novel.29-year-old PhD student Ingrid Yang is desperate to finish her dissertation on the late canonical poet, Xiao-Wen Chou, and never read about “Chinese-y” things again. But...
Siri Srinivas
No but especially this week when representation frenzy has hit its peak for desis this book is a lovely critique of academia and cultural fetishes and gender and everything and is so funny. Read this book      source
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Life's Edge
The Search for What It Means to Be Alive
Carl Zimmer - 2021-03-09
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We all assume we know what life is, but the more scientists learn about the living world--from protocells to brains, from zygotes to pandemic viruses--the harder they find it is to locate life's edge.Carl Zimmer investigates one of the biggest questions of all: What is life? The answer seems obvious until you try to seriously answer it. Is the appl...
Siri Srinivas
My current read. Best thing about all those intense science classes in school is it makes a good science book very fun. @carlzimmer this book is SO good!      source
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Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century
Jessica Bruder - 2018-09-04 (first published in 2017)
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From the beet fields of North Dakota to the campgrounds of California to Amazon’s CamperForce program in Texas, employers have discovered a new, low-cost labor pool, made up largely of transient older adults. These invisible casualties of the Great Recession have taken to the road by the tens of thousands in RVs and modified vans, forming a growing...
Siri Srinivas
Last night I watched Nomadland the movie; started reading @jessbruder’s fantastic book of reporting well into the wee hours+ morn and interviewed her with @dearsarah on Clubhouse 2 hours ago. Both works are independently amazing and you should watch / read      source