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Jessica Jackson has commented on (6) products.

This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper
This Is Where I Leave You

Jessica Jackson, February 1, 2013

Hilarious, heartbreaking, poignant. Jonathan Tropper puts his finger on these seemingly tiny little things most people overlook. And those funny, awkward moments most people avert their eyes from? He wrote about them. And he did it well. It just occurred to me - he might be the John Cusack of authors. Or the Lena Dunham. Even though she's coming out with a book soon too. Anyway, this is my favorite Jonathan Tropper book. It's deliciously human.
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Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer by Novella Carpenter
Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer

Jessica Jackson, February 1, 2013

A punk-ish couple living in a poor and patchy neighborhood in Oakland.
A vacant lot turned into a community garden and farm.
A rabbit (dead) hanging from their shower rod and bees on the porch.
And dumpster dives in China Town for the pigs.
This is farm city.

Lucky we get to read about. Lucky Novella is such an awesome person and writer. Not pretentious. Totally awesome.
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The Sweet Breathing of Plants: Women Writing on the Green World by Linda Hogan
The Sweet Breathing of Plants: Women Writing on the Green World

Jessica Jackson, February 1, 2013

A beautiful collection of essays about women and plants. This is a powerful book, ripe with different perspectives and essays true to the voice and experience of each woman author.
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Starter for Ten by David Nicholls
Starter for Ten

Jessica Jackson, February 1, 2013

Um, hello, guys! This is a HILARIOUS book by the same guy who also wrote that other amazing book you all loved (One Day) that was made into an awful movie. The protagonist is likeable and pity-able and groan-at-able. He's an odd little duck, pretty brilliant, and getting into all kinds of trouble at college and in life. I am not talented at making things sound as good as they are, but if you enjoyed One Day, you'll enjoy this one. Less sap, more scruff, and more nerdery (word?). Read it! Then give it to your nerdy younger friend who aspires to be on Jeopardy (or 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire', I don't judge) but also loves beer pong and doesn't know quite where (or how) he fits in the world.
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Twelve by Twelve: A One-Room Cabin Off the Grid and Beyond the American Dream by William Powers
Twelve by Twelve: A One-Room Cabin Off the Grid and Beyond the American Dream

Jessica Jackson, February 1, 2013

So a guy ends up living in this 12x12 house for a minute, and then writes a book about it. A beautiful book about living a soft, full life in this flat concrete world. 12x12 is full of contradictions, introspection, and inspiration. If you are a) questioning the American Dream, b) dreaming of off-grid living, or c) dreaming at all, pick up this book. A quiet and powerful read, you just might be moved.
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