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Elizabeth Wurtzel, the author of ‘Prozac Nation,’ has died at 52

Wurtzel was best known for her deeply confessional memoirs By EJ DICKSON @ Rolling Stone Elizabeth Wurtzel — the author of the best-selling memoir Prozac Nation: Young and Depressed in America — died in a New York City hospital on Tuesday, according to the New … Continue reading

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“The Holy or the Broken”: The story behind Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah”

This was going to be the expression of an indignant rant several years in the making, but instead, it’s going to be an admission that I was wrong. Several years ago, while serving as the Music Director at a Montreal … Continue reading

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Educated (An NPR driveway moment)

Author Tara Westover on What it Means to Be “Educated” “Tara Westover was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by … Continue reading

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The Way of the Gun: A Bloody Journey into the World of Firearms

I‘m putting this down to an NPR “driveway moment”.  Listened to a compelling interview with the author, which made me want to read this book. In this compelling and revelatory book by Lain Overton, an investigative journalist, he explores the … Continue reading

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New book reveals Captain Kangaroos’ dirty secrets

Et tu, Captain Kangaroo? New book reveals Captain Kangaroos’ dirty secrets  Alleged disgusting off-camera antics are trashing the memories of my favorite childhood TV shows. NYDAILYNEWS.COM  

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Weird Book Room

Thanks to my old friend Lorraine Jamison for passing this along… Welcome to AbeBooks’ Weird Book Room – heralded by the New York Times, Canada’s Globe and Mail, The Times of London, and The Guardian (UK) as the finest source of everything that’s bizarre, odd and downright … Continue reading

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10 Books You Pretend to Have Read

10 Books You Pretend to Have Read (And Why You Should Really Read Them) Science fiction and fantasy offer a rich legacy of great books—but that abundant pile of reading material can also be daunting. So sometimes, it’s easier to … Continue reading

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The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom

In The Four Agreements, don Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, the book offers a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives … Continue reading

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Teddy Bears Turned Inside-Out

Here’s an interview with artist Kent Rogowski, about his “Bears” photographs. Furry, huggable teddybears, gutted and inverted. Q: I love these bears so much. They remind me of my early sewing experiments. What happens when you take such a beloved … Continue reading

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Is there A God? To Believe Or Not To Believe

Is there a God? To believe or not to believe May 31st 2007 From The Economist print edition A writer who believes in science not God; a scientist who believes in both. But why are they that way? Nobody knows … Continue reading

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