"I was set free because my greatest fear had been realized, and I still had a daughter who I adored, and I had an old typewriter and a big idea. And so rock bottom became a solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life."
Happy Birthday Joanne Rowling (7/31/1965) and Harry James Potter (7/31/1980)
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Drake – Good Ones Go (29,315 plays)
summas mine… said it bout a hunnid times
asked: I work at my university's bookstore and every semester one of the professors teaches 'Fight Club' and it's so exciting to see boxes of it come in and rather disappointed to see people return their rented copied or sell them back. Once I returned a copy and the student wrote the synopsis of each chapter under the heading and I freaked out. My manager said it was in otherwise fine condition so we couldn't charge her but what spoilers. How do you feel about your work being taught ?
That fact that ‘Fight Club’ is being taught seems — to me — to underscore the dearth of novels that explore male issues. The past years have given us so many books, from ‘The Color Purple’ to ‘The Joy Luck Club’ to ‘How to Make an American Quilt,’ which depict women in groups and relationship, but almost no books depicting social models for men. That’s my two cents worth.
This is clearly a joke, right?
it took me 23 years to figure out that my spirit animal is actually a possum
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Reading one star Yelp reviews of NY museums.
On MoMA: “6 floors, 4 good works of art.”
On The Cloisters: “The collection is decent and perhaps the best you’re going to get this side of Europe, but most of it is imported. If you’re ok with that, then by all means enjoy.”
"Culture does not make people. People make culture."
What does “feminism” mean today? That is the question at the heart of "We Should All Be Feminists", a personal, eloquently-argued essay—adapted from her much-viewed TEDx talk of the same name—by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the award-winning author of Americanah and Half of a Yellow Sun.
With humor and levity, here Adichie offers readers a unique definition of feminism for the twenty-first century—one rooted in inclusion and awareness. She shines a light not only on blatant discrimination, but also the more insidious, institutional behaviors that marginalize women around the world, in order to help readers of all walks of life better understand the often masked realities of sexual politics.
Argued in the same observant, witty and clever prose that has made Adichie a bestselling novelist, here is one remarkable author’s exploration of what it means to be a woman today—and an of-the-moment rallying cry for why we should all be feminists.
Read more about this and other #VintageShorts here: http://knopfdoubleday.com/book/246919/we-should-all-be-feminists/ #feminism
I don’t usually have to buy books (perks of working in publishing), and I especially don’t usually buy eBooks, but I bought this immediately!
did or did not chris brown beat rihanna to the point where she was unrecognizable? because people on my dash stan for him and i just.. am confused
give me de names
yesssss! this! I HATE seeing Chris Brown on my dash. Or anywhere. Ever.
literally the best place I’ve ever been in my entire life
"The bruises go away, and so does how you hate, and so does the feeling that everything you receive from life is something you have earned."
— Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything Is Illuminated (via blua)
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