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Life
STAFF PICK | November

Keith Richards

“ “Solid in-depth look at the ‘Greatest rock and roll band in the world.' Amazingly, Keith remembers more than most from the period when ‘if you remember the 60's, you weren't really there.' He manages to dispel (and perpetuate) many of the myths that have risen over the fifty years that the Stones have been together.“ ”
Glenn
The Pout Pout Fish
STAFF PICK | November

Deborah Diesen

“ "Just look at him. Maybe he is depressed, they will say. But no. Mr. Fish finds out that all his life he was not what he thought. He was not a 'pout-pout' fish after all...Sometimes all you need is a little love to turn things around." ”
Lauren
STAFF PICK | November

Erich Fromm

“ "Every human being should read this book. Fromm's perspective on truly loving in an authentic way is still innovative, enlightening, and just as necessary as ever in a culture that is becoming increasingly more driven by superficial status and materiality." ”
Lauren
Cosmicomics
STAFF PICK | November

Italo Calvino

“ "Having an incredibly old galactic being name Qfwfq tell you stories of the creation of the universe may not sound poetic, but that's just because you haven't read this yet." ”
Marissa
On Being Blue
STAFF PICK | November

William H. Gass

“ "Beautiful and elegiac. Everything you've ever thought about the color blue." ”
Andrew
In the Heart of the Heart of the Country
STAFF PICK | November

William H. Gass

“ "This should be a staple of every American writer's library. Alongside Gertrude Stein, Djuna Barnes, and John Dos Passos, William Gass is one of the great unread American Modernists." ”
Andrew
The Seven Storey Mountain
STAFF PICK | November

Thomas Merton

“ "Merton could have been a founding member of the beat writers. Instead, he chose to convert to Catholicism and become a cloistered priest/monk. He still became a great writer and poet. It's a fascinating biography." ”
Stephen
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
STAFF PICK | November

John Berendt

“ "If you're in the mood for a good Southern Gothic tale, this is for you. Not a novel, but real-life tales of the eccentric inhabitants of Savannah, Georgia, that read like fiction." ”
Mary
Resuscitation of a Hanged Man
STAFF PICK | November

Denis Johnson

“ "This is sort of a 'beach read' -- if the beach is in Provincetown, MA, in damp, drizzly, Melvillean November and you're coming off a suicide attempt. I loved this book." ”
Christien
Love's Executioner & Other Tales of Psychotherapy
STAFF PICK | November

Irwin D. Yalom

“ "For those of you who appreciated The Examined Life, by Stephen Grosz, here is one of its modern precursors. A great read, whether you've logged your own hours on the couch or not." ”
Christien

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