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Exit Laughing

How Humor Takes the Sting Out of Death

Edited by Victoria Zackheim
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There’s nothing funny about dying … or is there? Malachy McCourt, Jacquelyn Mitchard, and 22 more share hilarious and moving stories of confronting death. Exit Laughing makes death more approachable as it reveals the funny side of “passing on.” As painful as it is to lose a loved one, Exit Laughing shows...

Wondrous Child

The Joys and Challenges of Grandparenting

Edited by Lindy Hough, Foreword by Jane Isay
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A Santa Cruz postpartum doula, a New Hampshire flute-maker, a Zen teacher, a dance therapist, a Sri Lankan film director—these are a few of the grandparents who share their stories in this bracing collection. The essays cover a wide range of experiences as they examine the marrow of this often undervalued...

Sunbeams, Revised Edition

A Book of Quotations

Edited by Sy Safransky
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The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty: not knowing what comes next” (Ursula K. Le Guin). “Life must be lived forwards, but can only be understood backwards” (Søren Kierkegaard). “When they tell you to grow up, they mean stop growing” (Tom Robbins). If brevity is the soul...

Paper Lanterns

More Quotations from the Back Pages of The Sun

Edited by Sy Safransky, Tim McKee and Andrew Snee
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Spanning regions, eras, religions, and philosophies, Paper Lanterns is a thoughtful collection of quotations that have appeared in The Sun magazine, which boasts a loyal readership of 70,000 people. With quotes by writers, artists, mystics, humorists, philosophers, and others, the book takes readers on a journey through innocence and experience, love...

The Laws of Nature

Excerpts from the Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson

Written by Ralph Waldo Emerson, Edited by Walt McLaughlin
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Though written in the mid-nineteenth century, Ralph Waldo Emerson’s work, particularly his nature writing, speaks to contemporary sensibilities. The uniquely American, nature-based philosophy commonly attributed to Thoreau was first presented to the world by Emerson in his slender volume Nature and later developed by both men, each with his own distinct...

Thoreau and the Art of Life

Reflections on Nature and the Mystery of Existence

Written by Henry David Thoreau, Edited by Roderick MacIver, Illustrated by Roderick MacIver
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Featuring nearly 100 luminous watercolor illustrations, Thoreau and the Art of Life collects eloquent passages from the writings of the seminal author and philosopher. Drawn mainly from his journals, the short excerpts provide fascinating insight into his thought processes by presenting his raw, unedited feelings about the things that meant the...

Meditations on Nature, Meditations on Silence

Edited by Roderick MacIver
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Meditations on Nature, Meditations on Silence is a collection of hundreds of quotes on the beauty and mystery of the natural world by writers and thinkers, including Aldo Leopold, Rachel Carson, Edward Abbey, Rainer Maria Rilke, Henry David Thoreau, Louise Dickinson Rich, and Lewis Thomas.

Through their inspirational poetry and other writings...

An Obese White Gentleman in No Apparent Distress

Written by Riki Moss and Terry Dobson
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Based on the life of unconventional aikido master Terry Dobson, this novel by his partner Riki Moss is the story of two souls meeting at a mutually calamitous turning point in their lives. Fatherless and pushed by his tyrannical mother to the edge of violence, Dobson turns to aikido to save...