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"Something Happened" (Post 3/3)

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It is not true

It is not true that retarded (brain-damaged, idiot, feeble-minded, emotionally disturbed, autistic) children are the necessary favorites of their parents or that they are always uncommonly beautiful and lovable, for Derek, our youngest child, is not especially good-looking, and we do not love him at all. 2,658 more words

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"Something Happened" (Post 2/3)

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The office in which I work

[5] The best section of the book. The satire here is almost as good as DeLillo’s  2,393 more words

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"Something Happened" (Post 1/3)

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Joseph Heller’s second novel, published in 1974. I read a first edition hardcover. 

3 out of 5 stars. 2,442 more words

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3 Writing Lessons from “Catch-22” and “Slaughterhouse-Five”

I’ve been meaning to read Joseph Heller’s “Catch-22” and Kurt Vonnegut’s “Slaughterhouse-Five” for their popularity and critical acclaim.  I finally read both recently—at the same time. 619 more words

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Book 16 of 2017: Catch-22

This book was a lot more rough than I anticipated. It was, in some ways harder to read than the other two books I read in February. 318 more words

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“Rise above principle and do what’s right.”

—Joseph Heller.

Thought For Today

ON THIS DAY: May 1, 2017

May 1st is

Batman Day *

Chocolate Parfait Day

Global Love Day *

National Library Legislative Day *

Loyalty Day *

Silver Star Service Day * 1,654 more words

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