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How to Disappear: Notes on Invisibility in a Time of Transparency Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101980422
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Published: Penguin Books - February 11th, 2020

It takes a thoughtful observer to see the unseen. In these essays, Akiko Busch unveils the invisible: whether in art, nature, or in our minds. This is a guidebook on how to appreciate our surroundings. It's filled with beautiful revelations like an examination of the celtic tradition of "thin spaces" - or that place/time where the hidden and visible world are closest (the apot where Heaven and Earth meet).

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Boys & Sex: Young Men on Hookups, Love, Porn, Consent, and Navigating the New Masculinity Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062666987
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - February 9th, 2021

Let's face it, sex ed in this country is grossly insufficient. Even progressive schools that teach a "comprehensive" curriculum fail to prepare young people for the realities of sexuality and sexual encounters. Perhaps, though, if more people - parents and children alike - read Peggy Orenstein's "Boys & Sex," the right dialogues could begin. This book provides a frank and open space for uncomfortable conversations on how boys are socialized to view themselves, others, and sex itself. 

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Homeland Elegies: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316496414
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Published: Back Bay Books - May 25th, 2021

Although specific to the Muslim-American experience, Ayad Akhtar captures an existenstial angst about what it means to be an American, one that rings universal. Through a careful blend of fact and fiction, this Pulitzer-Prize winning playwright digs into sensitive matters like race, money, and politics. He frames this through his own second-generation experience born and raised in the USA as well as the immigrant stories of his mother and father.

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Goodbye, Again: Essays, Reflections, and Illustrations Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062880857
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Published: Harper Perennial - April 20th, 2021

Utterly random, yet deeply relatable. This collection of essays on family, anxiety, and friendship will make you laugh, cry, and want to buy yourself a pet plant. Perfect for those in a moment of transition AND those stuck in a state of stasis. Written to be read in short bursts or all at once.


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The Sympathizer: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802124944
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Published: Grove Press - April 12th, 2016

Nguyen's deep knowledge of American history makes this not just a thrilling story about a double agent, but an englightening and educational read. Beautifully written and whipsmart, Nguyen plays with form and function to embody the psyche of his narrator. Nods to Apocalypse Now and other cultural landmarks make this an immersive novel - both timeless and immediately relevnt to our present moment.