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Zoe Swicord Kazan is an American actress, playwright, and screenwriter. Kazan made her acting debut in Swordswallowers and Thin Men and later appeared in films such as The Savages, Revolutionary Road and It's Complicated. She starred in Happy. Thank You. More.
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Surviving the White Gaze
A Memoir
Rebecca Carroll - Feb 02, 2021
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A stirring and powerful memoir from black cultural critic Rebecca Carroll recounting her painful struggle to overcome a completely white childhood in order to forge her identity as a black woman in America.Rebecca Carroll grew up the only black person in her rural New Hampshire town. Adopted at birth by artistic parents who believed in peace, love,...
Zoe Kazan
Feb 23, 2021
(her book is so good and I want everyone to read it so much I came back to this Godforsaken twitter after almost six months away!!!!!! anyway, you can order her book here:      source
Lolita
Vladimir Nabokov - Mar 13, 1989 (first published in 1955)
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Awe and exhilaration--along with heartbreak and mordant wit--abound in Lolita, Nabokov's most famous and controversial novel, which tells the story of the aging Humbert Humbert's obsessive, devouring, and doomed passion for the nymphet Dolores Haze. Lolita is also the story of a hypercivilized European colliding with the cheerful barbarism of postw...
Zoe Kazan
Aug 24, 2020
@parabasis lolita *is* my favorite book tho.      source
My Favorite Thing Is Monsters
Emil Ferris - Feb 28, 2017
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Set against the tumultuous political backdrop of late ’60s Chicago, My Favorite Thing Is Monsters is the fictional graphic diary of 10-year-old Karen Reyes, filled with B-movie horror and pulp monster magazines iconography. Karen Reyes tries to solve the murder of her enigmatic upstairs neighbor, Anka Silverberg, a holocaust survivor, while the int...
Zoe Kazan
Dec 01, 2017
this is my favorite book of 2017 as well 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼      source
The Stepford Wives
Ira Levin - Jul 23, 2002 (first published in 1972)
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For Joanna, her husband, Walter, and their children, the move to beautiful Stepford seems almost too good to be true. It is. For behind the town's idyllic facade lies a terrible secret—a secret so shattering that no one who encounters it will ever be the same.At once a masterpiece of psychological suspense and a savage commentary on a media-driven ...
Zoe Kazan
Nov 19, 2017
and then in the morning, the shadow of marital rape. i find this book funny & scary & ethical & deeply ahead of its time (even as it remains a product of it). as i did STEPFORD WIVES. highly recommend both.      source
Rosemary's Baby
Ira Levin - Jan 01, 2003 (first published in 1967)
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Rosemary and Guy Woodhouse, an ordinary young couple, settle into a New York City apartment, unaware that the elderly neighbors and their bizarre group of friends have taken a disturbing interest in them. But by the time Rosemary discovers the horrifying truth, it may be far too late!...
Zoe Kazan
Nov 19, 2017
ROSEMARY'S BABY is a hilarious book. case in point: rosemary--knocked out & being raped by Satan--unconsciously comparing the devil's um member favorably to her husband's      source
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Commonwealth
Ann Patchett - Sep 13, 2016
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The acclaimed, bestselling author—winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize—tells the enthralling story of how an unexpected romantic encounter irrevocably changes two families’ lives.One Sunday afternoon in Southern California, Bert Cousins shows up at Franny Keating’s christening party uninvited. Before evening falls, he has kissed Fr...
Zoe Kazan
Oct 21, 2017
my fave books read this yr are ann patchett's COMMONWEALTH, emil ferris' MY FAVORITE THING IS MONSTERS & anne boyer's GARMENTS AGAINST WOMEN      source
Garments Against Women
Anne Boyer - Mar 15, 2015
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Garments Against Women is a book of mostly lyric prose about the conditions that make literature almost impossible. It holds a life story without a life, a lie spread across low-rent apartment complexes, dreamscapes, and information networks, tangled in chronology, landing in a heap of the future impossible. Available forms—like garments and litera...
Zoe Kazan
Oct 21, 2017
my fave books read this yr are ann patchett's COMMONWEALTH, emil ferris' MY FAVORITE THING IS MONSTERS & anne boyer's GARMENTS AGAINST WOMEN      source
You Play the Girl
On Playboy Bunnies, Stepford Wives, Train Wrecks, & Other Mixed Messages
Carina Chocano - Aug 08, 2017
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In this smart, funny, impassioned call to arms, a pop culture critic merges memoir and commentary to explore how our culture shapes ideas about who women are, what they are meant to be, and where they belong.Who is "the girl"? Look to movies, TV shows, magazines, and ads and the message is both clear and not: she is a sexed up sidekick, a princess ...
Zoe Kazan
Oct 20, 2017
Carina's book "You Play The Girl" is essential reading, especially right now...      source
Wayside School Beneath the Cloud of Doom
Louis Sachar - Mar 03, 2020
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For the first time in twenty-five years, Wayside School is back in session in this brand-new, fourth installment in the perennially beloved and bestselling series by Newbery Medal-winning author Louis Sachar.Welcome back to Wayside School!Your favorite students and teachers are all here. That includes Sharie, who loves her striped-and-spotted umbre...
Zoe Kazan
Sep 08, 2017
@jiatolentino @iSmashFizzle @tyoldboy Dogs Don't Tell Jokes and Someday Angeline were both INCREDIBLY important to me, in addition to the Wayside School books. ❤❤❤      source
Wayside School Is Falling Down
Louis Sachar - Mar 26, 2019 (first published in 1989)
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Bestselling and Newbery Medal-winning author Louis Sachar knows how to make readers laugh. And there are laughs galore in perennial favorite Wayside School Is Falling Down!Yum! Miss Mush is dishing out her famous Mushroom Surprise in the Wayside School cafeteria. Ron says it tastes like hot dogs and grape jelly. Clean your plate and you’ll turn gre...
Zoe Kazan
Sep 08, 2017
@jiatolentino @iSmashFizzle @tyoldboy Dogs Don't Tell Jokes and Someday Angeline were both INCREDIBLY important to me, in addition to the Wayside School books. ❤❤❤      source
Sideways Stories from Wayside School
Louis Sachar - Mar 26, 2019 (first published in 1978)
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The Wayside School was supposed to be one story high, with 30 classrooms side by side; instead, rooms were built atop each other - 30 stories tall. In 30 tales, meet meanest teacher Mrs Gorf, terrible Todd sent home early, John only reading upside down, Jason stuck to his seat by chewing gum. Some tales have a bit of a moral - Kathy assumes no one ...
Zoe Kazan
Sep 08, 2017
@jiatolentino @iSmashFizzle @tyoldboy Dogs Don't Tell Jokes and Someday Angeline were both INCREDIBLY important to me, in addition to the Wayside School books. ❤❤❤      source
Someday Angeline by Louis Sachar
Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger by Louis Sachar
Dogs Don't Tell Jokes by Louis Sachar
Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned by Wells Tower
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