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At the Strangers' Gate by Adam Gopnik
" Has anyone read this book? Should I keep on going? I am bored with it. I tried reading it last year and abandoned it, and I am trying again but I want ...more "
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American Gods by Neil Gaiman
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The Element by Ken Robinson
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The beginning made me cry. This book is about hope & honoring your inner gifts. It is an ok good. It's not real a self-help book, but a bunch of vignettes squeezed together. It could have been better written.
“ Elizabeth Gilbert's fame as a soul searcher is immortalized in her bestselling spiritual quest memoir, Eat, Pray, Love. Researching that book took her around the world from Italy to India to Bali, but this writer and journalist knows that ...” Read more of this interview »
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Olivia Laing
“Amidst the glossiness of late capitalism, we are fed the notion that all difficult feelings – depression, anxiety, loneliness, rage – are simply a consequence of unsettled chemistry, a problem to be fixed, rather than a response to structural injustice or, on the other hand, to the native texture of embodiment, of doing time, as David Wojnarowicz memorably put it, in a rented body, with all the attendant grief and frustration that entails. I”
Olivia Laing, The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone

Olivia Laing
“Sometimes, all you need is permission to feel. Sometimes, what causes the most pain is actually the attempt to resist feeling, or the shame that grows up like thorns around it.”
Olivia Laing, The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone

Stephanie Danler
“Or maybe it means we’ve forgotten ourselves. And we keep forgetting ourselves. And that’s the big grown-up secret to survival.” I”
Stephanie Danler, Sweetbitter

Charlotte Kasl
“If in a relationship there is no tension [meaning no deepening of knowledge of self and others], it ceases to be a relationship and merely becomes a comfortable sleep state, an opiate - which most people want and prefer.”
Charlotte Kasl, If the Buddha Dated: A Handbook for Finding Love on a Spiritual Path

Stephanie Danler
“That was the morning I committed the first sin of love, which was to confuse beauty and a good sound track with knowledge. He”
Stephanie Danler, Sweetbitter

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