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  • Boomhood: A Baby Boomer's Free-Range Childhood

    "Boomhood - A Baby Boomer's Free-Range Childhood" overviews generational memories created by common childhood experiences and historical events. It is a flash-back, whimsical and fun account of one baby-boomer's childhood. Reading "Boomhood" will cause individuals to reflect upon their own childhood to better understand how time, place and their interactions with others shaped them into the person ... Read more

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    Beloved for his keen eye, sharp wit, and relentless self-mockery, David Foster Wallace has been celebrated by both critics and fans as the voice of a generation. In this hilarious essay, originally published in the collection A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again, he chronicles seven days in the Caribbean aboard the m.v. Zenith. As he partakes in supposedly fun activities offered on the ... Read more

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  • Mescalito

    Capturing the essence of Hunter S. Thompson’s “Gonzo” style, short story Mescalito details his dark and miserably comic first mescaline drug trip. First published in Songs of the Doomed, Mescalito suggests the nascent ideas and energy of Thompson’s seminal work on the ‘60s experience, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas."We live in a jungle of pending disasters," the author warns. Alone in a hotel room ... Read more

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  • Idyll Banter

    Weekly Excursions to a Very Small Town

    In March 1986, while living in Brooklyn, Chris Bohjalian and his wife were cab-napped on a Saturday night and taken on a forty-five-minute joy ride in which the driver ignored all traffic lights and stop signs. Around midnight he deposited the young couple on a near-deserted street, where police officers were about to storm a crack house. Bohjalian and his wife were told to hit the ground for ... Read more

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  • Floating Off the Page

    The Best Stories from The Wall Street Journal's "M

    by Ken Wells ...
    **On any given day, millions of Wall Street Journal readers put aside the serious business and economic news of the day to focus first on the paper's middle column (a.**k.a. the A-hed), a virtual sound-bubble for light literary fare -- a short story, a tall tale, an old yarn, a series of vignettes, and other unexpected delights that seem to "float off the page." In this first-ever compendium of ... Read more

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  • The Detective in the Dooryard

    Reflections of a Maine Cop

    Tim Cotton has been a police officer for more than thirty years. The writer in him has always been drawn to the stories of the people he has met along the way. Dealing with the standard issue ne’er-do-wells as a patrol officer, homicide detective, polygraph examiner, and later as the lieutenant in charge of the criminal investigation division certainly provides an interesting backdrop—but more ... Read more

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  • Fruitcake Hill: A History And Memoir Of Life On The Hill In A Family Of 15

    Fruitcake Hill is a cleverly written history and personal memoir of an Irish family from the Chicago suburbs that has continuously occupied a single farmhouse property for over 137 years. The story focuses on the family's struggles to preserve the life they knew before urban sprawl became a reality. A humorous and informative read! ... Read more

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  • 1 Dead in Attic

    After Katrina

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    With a new foreword by the author—Chris Rose’s New York Times bestselling collection: “A gripping book about life’s challenges in post-Katrina New Orleans…packed with heart, honesty, and wit” (New Republic).Celebrated as a local classic and heaped with national praise, 1 Dead in Attic is a brilliant collection of columns by an award-winning Times-Picayune journalist chronicling the horrific damage ... Read more

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  • Shelter

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    One midnight when I was about sixteen and watching the late movie with Dad, I started to nod off. He rocked my shoulder. "Listenup," he said, pointing to the screen. I propped up to peer past the bowl of old maids to see Mr. O'Hara, redder than usual, lecturing Scarlett.". . . land is the only thing in the world worth workin' for, worth fightin' for, worth dying for, because land is the only thing ... Read more

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  • Why Do Pirates Love Parrots?

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    Are you the type of person who stays up nights wondering how they get the paper tag into Hershey's Kisses? Or why portholes are round?Even if you don't lose sleep over such matters, you have to admit that such questions are, well, worthy of consideration.Here, from David Feldman, creator of the Imponderables® series, are the latest questions on the minds of his devoted readers and fans. No ... Read more

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  • First We Quit Our Jobs

    How One Work Driven Couple Got on the Road to a New Life

    What happens when two executives leave their jobs, friends, and the city behind to hit the road in a twenty-seven foot RV? America the beautiful becomes a place of sights, foods, people, memories, and a little wisdom.After fifty-two combined years in the corporate fast lane, Marilyn Abraham and her husband, Sandy MacGregor, embarked on an adventure that every work-driven professional dreams about ... Read more

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  • Hot Damn!

    Alligators in the Casino, Nude Women in the Grass, How Seashells Changed the Course of History, and Other Dispatches from Paradise

    by James W. Hall ...
    James W. Hall is the critically acclaimed author of eleven crime novels, including Body Language and Blackwater Sound. He's also published four books of poetry. And several of his short stories have appeared in magazines like the Georgia Review and Kenyon Review.Now, writing in the spirit of Dave Barry and Garrison Keillor, Hall wins a new kind of reader with this collection of essays that run ... Read more

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