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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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Master Pieces: The Curator's Game by Thomas Hoving
Master Pieces: The Curator's Game

rwilson, January 14, 2008

This game seems simple enough if you're an art lover. Just look at the detail and identify the painting. Yep, some of them are easy to identify, but some are real stumpers. Historical and literary hints help some. This is endlessly interesting. Have fun!
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Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts
Shantaram

rwilson, January 3, 2008

If you're one of those readers that flies through a book, this one is for you. It's rich and literary, almost like poetry sometimes. It's autobiographical: who can resist this genuine voice? It's splendidly, hilariously, poignantly cultural, a stunning view of Bombay and Indian generally. And best of all--it's LONG. This is an amazing novel with great staying power. Don't miss it.
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Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult
Nineteen Minutes

rwilson, September 24, 2007

This book will wring your heart and blow your mind. It's an inside view to school shootings, especially when the shooter has been bullied. You can read it as an adolescent novel or one for adults--it's genuine enough to work both ways. And if you are a teen--or you work with kids--you musn't miss this important book.
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A Beautiful Mind: The Life of Mathematical Genius and Nobel Laureate John Nash by Sylvia Nasar
A Beautiful Mind: The Life of Mathematical Genius and Nobel Laureate John Nash

rwilson, August 15, 2007

Seeing the movie made from this book and reading the book are two very different experiences! This is a book about math and a memoir, and author Sylvia Nascar somehow manages to render both beautifully. Even if you're not a "mathie" but you are a serious reader, this is a fascinating and thorough biography of a complex man. Once you understand that John Nash's abrasiveness and apparent cruelty come from his disability, you have to feel compassion for him and admiration that he accomplished all he did despite his handicap.
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Creating Handmade Books by Alisa Golden
Creating Handmade Books

rwilson, July 19, 2007

This looks like an arts/crafts book, but it is more. It is a beautiful bridge between reading and writing, a lifestory of a passionate book artist finding her way, a freeing pathway to making your own poems and books to hold them, and a treasurechest of many book structures you can make, some as simple as a piece of paper and scissors. Everybody loves making a book. Once you make your first blank journal or weddding register, you'll be hooked. Beautiful, clear illustrations and a delight to read and use.
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