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Original Essays | April 11, 2014

Paul Laudiero: IMG Shit Rough Draft



I was sitting in a British and Irish romantic drama class my last semester in college when the idea for Shit Rough Drafts hit me. I was working... Continue »
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The Third Policeman (John F. Byrne Irish Literature Series) by Flann Obrien
The Third Policeman (John F. Byrne Irish Literature Series)

Samsara, January 21, 2009

At first this book didn't seem to have much of a cohesive plot, but by the time it got to the bicycle love scene, everything began to come together. Genius.
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Barron's GRE: Graduate Record Examination with CDROM (Barron's GRE)
Barron's GRE: Graduate Record Examination with CDROM (Barron's GRE)

Samsara, January 21, 2009

I used this book and the Kaplan GRE guide to study and I found this one vastly superior. The Kaplan book merely provides test taking tips. The Barron version has test taking tips as well, but also vocabulary lists (with the ones most often seen on the GRE highlighted), in-depth math instructions, and a more detailed guide to the writing portion. The Barron's also comes with a computer based practice test included on disk.
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Atmospheric Disturbances by Rivka Galchen
Atmospheric Disturbances

Samsara, November 15, 2008

An homage to Cortazar's Hopscotch by way of Borges? Or maybe a Murakami-esque wild sheep chase by way of Pynchon? Whatever the literary antecedents, this novel is unique amongst all of the other current works by young novelists.
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Sew What! Skirts: 16 Simple Styles You Can Make with Fabulous Fabrics by Francesca DenHartog and Carole Ann Camp
Sew What! Skirts: 16 Simple Styles You Can Make with Fabulous Fabrics

Samsara, March 1, 2008

Wow, this book is amazing. I went from not being able to sew at all, to being able to see a skirt in a magazine and then replicating it without a pattern! And because you use your own measurements rather than a pattern, every skirt fits perfectly.
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The Poisonwood Bible (P.S.) by Barbara Kingsolver
The Poisonwood Bible (P.S.)

Samsara, October 8, 2007

It's been a long time since a book has affected me as much as The Poisonwood Bible. Kingsolver reminds us that "ignorance is not innocence" and reveals to us our complicity as Americans in the tragedy of the Congo. No longer can I claim ignorance or innocence, but by accepting my small portion of responsibility, I feel empowered, and compelled, to make changes in my life. The Poisonwood Bible is much more than just the emotional "women's literature" that we've come to expect from Oprah's Bookclub. Instead it's a passionate call to arms for all Americans to examine our unacknowledged privilege and do something about it.
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