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What We're Reading This Week


Birds of a Feather by Jacqueline Winspear

“This is our next book club book for the 7% Solution Book Club, and I just got started reading it. 466 more words

What We're Reading This Week

The First Promo For Showtime's 'HAPPYISH' Starring Steve Coogan!

Check out the first promo that Showtime has released for their upcoming new series Happyish, starring Oscar and Golden Globe-nominee Steve Coogan, which can be seen down below! 154 more words


Hope: a Tragedy by Shalom Auslander

I loved this book! Its comic, tragic and wise. Auslander takes some huge subjects: history, the holocaust, hope and toys with them with great pathos, humour and wisdom.  166 more words

Book Review

hope: a tragedy-shalom auslander

“While there’s never a good time to find Anne Frank in your attic, this was a particularly bad time.” (41)

“Fucking glutens, he grunted through clenched teeth. 418 more words


Word magic from Shalom Auslander

Browsing books at random in Galway, I picked up Shalom Auslander’s novel Hope: A Tragedy because the title caught my eye, and I bought it based on a cursory scan of its contents and reviews. 367 more words


Foreskin's Lament: A Memoir

I thoroughly enjoyed reading about Shalom Auslander’s childhood, adult life and his take on Him (G-d). His dark, intelligent humor, combined with hilarious antidotes and examples of how confusing the minefield of religious teachings can manifest in an absorbent child’s mind, and taken literally. 882 more words


Hope: A Tragedy by Shalom Auslander

Mike’s review

Already had to think twice about getting this at the library. Meter was running low on time, there was lots of bird poop in my stall. 464 more words