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“I’m reading ‘Everyday Enlightenment,’ by Dan Millman. It’s about 12 gateways in everyday aspects of your life through which you can achieve everyday enlightenment.”

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Night,’ by Elie Wiesel. It’s about the author surviving the Holocaust. It’s a quick read, only about 120 pages.”

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Right Hand, Left Hand,’ by Chris McManus. It’s about different theories about the differences between right- and left-handed people and how they are perceived by different cultures.”

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Motherless Brooklyn,’ by Jonathan Lethem. It’s really good. It’s about a gangster with Tourette’s syndrome written from the first-person perspective.”

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Speak,’ by Laurie Halse Anderson. It’s about a high school girl who is raped at a party, but it takes her a year to tell anyone about it”

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GreenEyedBlues 9 years ago

"Breakfast with Tiffany" by Edwin John Wintle.

It's about a 40-ish gay man with OCD who takes in his 13 year old niece during some turbulent times in her home. I'm certain that this story would be better told by David Sedaris. Wintle's voice drives me up the wall. He tries to come off as an urbane Manhattanite, when he is, in all reality, just the cliched and depressing avatar of the old queens that frequent the bar scene well into their 40s. Nothing's worse than reading the same self-loathing dreck... there's got to be a better way to represent homosexual men. And I'm sure there's a great story under all the name-dropping and faux-bourgeoise lingo, which is why I have yet to quit reading it all together.

beatrice 9 years ago

The responses to this question, obviously!

GreenEyedBlues 9 years ago

LOL Sorry for the windy post, Bea! I didn't know it was in "Name, Author" format. =(

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