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Susan Joy Fowler is an American writer and software engineer known for her role in influencing institutional changes in how Uber and Silicon Valley companies treat sexual harassment. Her business celebrity led to book and Hollywood film deals based on her experience
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The Boys
A Memoir of Hollywood and Family
Ron Howard, Clint Howard - 2021-10-12
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Happy Days, The Andy Griffith Show, Gentle Ben—these shows captivated millions of TV viewers in the ’60s and ’70s. Join award-winning filmmaker Ron Howard and audience-favorite actor Clint Howard as they frankly and fondly share their unusual family story of navigating and surviving life as sibling child actors.“What was it like to grow up on TV?” ...
Susan J. Fowler
At least I am reading a good book, which mostly makes up for it: @RealRonHoward’s The Boys. It is really wonderful.      source
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Klara and the Sun
A novel
Kazuo Ishiguro - 2021-03-02
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Klara and the Sun, the first novel by Kazuo Ishiguro since he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, tells the story of Klara, an Artificial Friend with outstanding observational qualities, who, from her place in the store, watches carefully the behavior of those who come in to browse, and of those who pass on the street outside. She remains ho...
Susan J. Fowler
This book! ❤️      source
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Don't Sweat the Small Stuff . . . and It's All Small Stuff
Simple Ways to Keep the Little Things from Taking Over Your Life (Don't Sweat the Small Stuff Series)
Richard Carlson - 1997-01-16
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Don't Sweat the Small Stuff... and it's all small stuff is a book that shows you how to keep from letting the little things in life drive you crazy. In thoughtful and insightful language, author Richard Carlson reveals ways to calm down in the midst of your incredibly hurried, stress-filled life. You can learn to put things in perspective by making...
Susan J. Fowler
@iferminm It is such a great book! You will not regret reading it! (It’s also very very short)      source
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Adam Robinson
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A Novel
Ling Ma - 2019-05-07 (first published in 2018)
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Maybe it's the end of the world, but not for Candace Chen, a millennial, first-generation American and office drone meandering her way into adulthood in Ling Ma's offbeat, wryly funny, apocalyptic satire, Severance.Candace Chen, a millennial drone self-sequestered in a Manhattan office tower, is devoted to routine. With the recent passing of her Ch...
Susan J. Fowler
Two of my favorite books are on kindle sale today: Severance by Ling Ma and Annihilation by @jeffvandermeer. If you haven't read them, now is a good time to buy!      source
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Jeff Vandermeer - 2018-01-01 (first published in 2014)
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For years, Area X has remained mysterious and remote behind its intangible border – an environmental disaster zone, though to all appearances an abundant wilderness. The Southern Reach, a secretive government agency, has sent eleven expeditions to investigate it. One has ended in mass suicide, another in a hail of gunfire, the eleventh in a fatal c...
Susan J. Fowler
Two of my favorite books are on kindle sale today: Severance by Ling Ma and Annihilation by @jeffvandermeer. If you haven't read them, now is a good time to buy!      source
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Is This Anything?
Jerry Seinfeld - 2020-10-06
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The first book in twenty-five years from Jerry Seinfeld features his best work across five decades in comedy.Since his first performance at the legendary New York nightclub “Catch a Rising Star” as a twenty-one-year-old college student in fall of 1975, Jerry Seinfeld has written his own material and saved everything. “Whenever I came up with a funn...
Susan J. Fowler
I bought @JerrySeinfeld’s book “Is This Anything” and started reading it thinking it was a memoir. I was expecting it to be one of those sorta-funny-but serious comedian memoirs, and now I’m sitting here laughing so hard I’m crying.      source
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Russell Brand
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Man's Search for Meaning
Viktor E. Frankl - 2006-06-01 (first published in 1946)
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Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl's memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Based on his own experience and the stories of his patients, Frankl argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward with re...
Susan J. Fowler
Today is an excellent day to read or reread Man's Search for Meaning, which is one of the greatest books ever written. I can't begin to tell you how much this book means to me and how much it changed my life and gave me courage when I needed it most.      source
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The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs
A New History of a Lost World
Steve Brusatte - 2018-04-24
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The dinosaurs. Sixty-six million years ago, the Earth’s most fearsome creatures vanished. Today they remain one of our planet’s great mysteries. Now The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs reveals their extraordinary, 200-million-year-long story as never before.In this captivating narrative (enlivened with more than seventy original illustrations and ph...
Susan J. Fowler
I don’t remember who recommended this amazing book by @SteveBrusatte to me, but whoever you are, thank you so much, I love it and can’t put it down 🙏      source
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The Song of Achilles
A Novel
Madeline Miller - 2012-08-28 (first published in 2011)
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Achilles, "the best of all the Greeks," son of the cruel sea goddess Thetis and the legendary king Peleus, is strong, swift, and beautiful irresistible to all who meet him. Patroclus is an awkward young prince, exiled from his homeland after an act of shocking violence. Brought together by chance, they forge an inseparable bond, despite risking the...
Susan J. Fowler
@stevemullis @anildash Such a great book      source
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The Actor's Life
A Survival Guide
Jenna Fischer - 2017-11-14
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Jenna Fischer’s Hollywood journey began at the age of 22 when she moved to Los Angeles from her hometown of St. Louis. With a theater degree in hand, she was certain everything would fall easily into place. Never mind that she didn’t know a single person in the entertainment industry. She was determined, she was confident, she was ready to work har...
Susan J. Fowler
THE ACTOR'S LIFE by @jennafischer is one of the best books I've read this year. It's a great book to read even if (like me) you're not an actor.      source
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Arlan Hamilton
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The Trial
Franz Kafka - 2020-10-06
Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
The Aeneid by Virgil
An Introduction To Quantum Field Theory by Michael E. Peskin
The True Believer by Eric Hoffer
The Plaza by Julie Satow
An Introduction to Political Philosophy by Colin Bird
Lost Time by Jozef Czapski
On the Shortness of Life by Seneca
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
Introduction to Electrodynamics by David J. Griffiths
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
The Art of Forgery by Noah Charney
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Swann's Way by Marcel Proust
Holy Bible by Esv
The Republic by Plato
Do Unto Otters by Laurie Keller
The Metaphysics of Morals and Ethics by Immanuel Kant
The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie
The Magician's Nephew by C. S. Lewis
Art of Living by Epictetus
The Elements of New Testament Greek by David Wenham (Foreword By) Jeremy Duff
Passage by Connie Willis
Fifth Business by Robertson Davies
The Complete Poems by Anne Sexton
The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Zen in the Art of Writing by Ray Bradbury
The Little Schemer by Daniel P. Friedman
Doomsday Book by Connie Willis
The role of the Supreme Court in American government by Archibald Cox
Plutarch Lives, I, Theseus and Romulus. Lycurgus and Numa. Solon and Publicola by Plutarch