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I see life through rosé-colored glasses

Whether they are attempting to hike the Grand Canyon, setting up phone calls with their dogs, or learning what adulting means, Lisa and Francesca ...

Your dad stole my rake and other family dilemmas

Ice-Cream Mom - Stop Trying to be Cool - In Defense of Family Vacations - No Fighting Before Coffee - Least Popular Baby Names - Wife Lie Detector ...

Failure is an option : an attempted memoir

In this book, he tells stories from his own life, from his early days ("wherein I'm unable to deliver a sizzling fajita") to his romantic life ...

The destiny thief : essays on writing, writers and life

In these nine essays, Richard Russo provides insight into his life as a writer, teacher, friend, and reader.

A carnival of losses : notes nearing ninety

New essays from the vantage point of very old age, once again "alternately lyrical and laugh-out-loud funny,"* from the former poet laureate ...

You had better make some noise : words to change the world.

A timeless collection of quotations by visionaries who have been catalysts for change - through the ages and across the globe You Had Better ...

Lear : the great image of authority

He explores his own personal relationship to the character: Just as we encounter one Emma Bovary or Hamlet when we are seventeen and another ...

Tyrant : Shakespeare on politics

World-renowned Shakespeare scholar Stephen Greenblatt explores the playwright's insight into bad (and often mad) rulers.

Generation robot : a century of science fiction, fact, and speculation

For fans of Mary Roach, a sweetly nostalgic and enlightening exploration of futures past, present, and still to come.

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