Books

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Part of the appeal of “Half-Moon Investigations” is that it portrays being a kid as cool.

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kim d. hunter is a chuckling prophet of hypocrisy, emphasizing the extraneous ambition of tech culture with creativity and wit.

Simone

I have always considered myself a well-versed feminist.

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It’s a wonder what a little darkness can do.

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The realization that I’ve found belonging in a ridiculous literary subculture does bring me tears.

David Sedaris

I am enthralled with Sedaris’s eye for the strange, and for how he manages to juxtapose his own trials with the oddities he comes across.

Meg Ryan in "When Harry Met Sally"

The media available to me as a child and teenager taught me that romantic love was the most important pursuit of my life.

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Good essays about reading expose it in all its contradiction: both intimate and public, solitary and expansive.

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In the Daily newsroom exists a leaning stack of prerelease books, relegated next to a filing cabinet. Too often I would give the pile no more than one passing glance. But in a flitting once-over, I recognized a certain name along one spine: Questlove.

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Early in the pages of “Circe,” the recent novelization of the Greek goddess’s life, Madeline Miller describes a meeting between the titular character and Prometheus.