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Textbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Textbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal | Amy Krouse Rosenthal
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The bestselling author of "Encyclopedia an Ordinary Life" returns with a literary experience that is unprecedented, unforgettable, and explosively human. In the ten years since the publication of her beloved, groundbreaking "Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life," #1"New York Times"bestselling author AmyKrouse Rosenthal has been quietly tinkering away. Using her distinct blend of nonlinear narrative, wistful reflections, and insightful wit, she has created a modest but mighty new work. Why the title"T extbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal"? Because the book is organized into chapters with classic subject headings such as Social Studies, Music, Language Arts, Math, etc. Because "textbook" is an expression meaning quintessential, as in, "Oh, that wordplay and unconventional format is so typical of her, so textbook Amy." Because for the first time ever, readers can further engage with a book via text messaging. Because if an author s previous book has"E ncyclopedia"i n the title, following it up with a "Textbook"would be rather nice.Not exactly a memoir, not just a collection of observations, "Textbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal"is an exploration into the many ways we are connected on this planet andspeaks to the awe, bewilderment, and poignancy of being alive."
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CoffeeNBooks
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Eggs Nice one ☝️ 2mo
megnews Me too!! 2mo
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CoffeeNBooks
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I finished reading this today, and loved it so much! I got this for the #BookRiotReadHarderChallenge: an epistolary novel or collection of letters prompt, and I'm so glad I read this one! This is full of short thoughts, notes, and ideas addressed to the reader.

Crazeedi Is that a hibiscus?? Its gorgeous!❤ 4mo
CoffeeNBooks @Crazeedi Yes! I love hibiscus, so I planted them by my pool. 🌺 4mo
Crazeedi @CoffeeNBooks lucky you!! 4mo
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CoffeeNBooks
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I just started reading this book today, and I laughed when I read this. I do this. So, to my #LitsyLove and #JustBecause friends, I'm sorry if I offend you with my little arrows showing you where to read next, lol! 😂

stephothebesto I just did that on a Teacher Appreciation Day card for my colleague. It's real! 4mo
cobwebmoth I do this too! 4mo
Bklover Oh, me too!!! 4mo
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Cheshirecat913 Haa, I do that too. Thanks for the chuckle. 4mo
Reagan-reads Guilty 😊 4mo
Wife I do it too! (And probably won‘t stop😉) 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🤣🤣🤣 4mo
UwannaPublishme 🙋🏻‍♀️ Guilty! 4mo
Nute Same!😉 4mo
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megnews
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7 5⭐️ reads this month!

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Good work!! 📖💖 4mo
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megnews
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Pick. Pick. Pick. This is the 2nd Amy Krouse Rosenthal book I‘ve read & her second & last “grown-up book.” She died a short time later. I feel like sobbing because her writing is both so real & down to earth that I feel like I just lost a friend. But I also feel like she‘s the type of person whose family would say, “Don‘t cry. She would want you to be happy.” It is our loss that we only have 2 books from her but we are richer for them.

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monalyisha This is on my list! Her NYT “You May Want to Marry My Husband” *destroyed* me (& I love her picture books). I‘m so happy to see a glowing review. 🌝 4mo
megnews @monalyisha Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life is wonderful too. I love her unique format choices. I so wish we could have seen what she would have come up with next. (edited) 4mo
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#GetMovin Day 23: There are #NoExcuses to a life well-lived. Here, AKR wrote quite movingly about loves, family, friendship and all things in between. Paired with husband‘s chicken afritada.

eanderson That looks yummy! 1y
Cinfhen #HusbandsofLitsy your guy is a real 💎 1y
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GlassAsDiamonds
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Lovely - breezed through it but enjoyed every moment. Parts feel like prose, parts feel like poetry and parts feel like confessions between lifelong friends. The indescribable Music section might be my favourite, just for the laughs, but pick this up, you won‘t regret it. Highly, highly recommended 😊

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The amazing light Amy Krouse Rosenthal passed away in March 2017 at the far too young age of 51. The above page is from her memoir Textbook so any Litsy people scrolling past, to honor the spirit of this amazing writer: I‘m choosing to give it to you.

❤️❤️❤️

kgriffith How incredibly touching. Thank you for bringing this into my world today 💜 1y
kgriffith Also, looks like you‘re an ereader and a paper reader — do you think (aside from not having the actual page to tear out in this case) anything would be lost by getting the ebook vs paper? I‘m trying to pare down my physical library, and Litsy isn‘t helping 😋 1y
CarolynM Thank you. I like the way she thinks❤️ 1y
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GlassAsDiamonds @kgriffith *wrong* person to ask (well, maybe not...). I‘m dedicated to physical books, to the extent to shipping them around the world as we move but I bit the eReader bullet for books and magazines that simply aren‘t released in India, for free/ discounted BookBub Books and because Amazon India or the post and delivery services here damage *everything*. I have found it hard to contextualise depth (page count) and miss fonts. I also miss the 1y
GlassAsDiamonds @kgriffith experience of holding a book, turning the pages and since I use bookdarts, pulling one off a shelf to find passages I‘d marked. I suppose it‘s a depth of interaction I find missing with eBooks. I mainly use the kindle app on an iPad because I hate the page tuning effect of the e-ink kindles use, sends me cross eyed & I do find them all more of a strain on the eyes than a 📚. The majority of my reading is still physical books. 😊😊 1y
GlassAsDiamonds @CarolynM 😊 It‘s a lovely book - I know already it‘s going to be a pick 😊 1y
GlassAsDiamonds @kgriffith a further note on eReaders. I read on an old iPad but I live in India at the moment. While they‘re common at home, it‘s an extremely pricy luxury item here & not something I could read from with safety all over India. Perhaps an old kindle would be fine but for all they‘re praised for travel, many don‘t consider how much of a target the obvious luxury goods make you in various places, even large cities...not a problem with a paperback! 1y
kgriffith @GlassAsDiamonds That makes sense. Thanks for such a thorough and thoughtful response! 1y
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JessFerg
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Oh, SO the delivery truck. #readingimpaired

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BkClubCare
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"If you are the hundredth person to do so (text author with a purple-flower-moment), I will bake you a pie and FedEx it to you. You will have to trust me on this."
#iLovePie #PieInLit #readinginbed

BkClubCare Am sad. Just found out that this author died in March. I was just getting up the nerve, trying to find the nerve to text her. Omg. I feel a bit bereft. 2y
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LibrarianRenee
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Listening.

Kelly So good. 2y
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Kelly
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❤️❤️❤️😭😭😭

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Kelly
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Vacation read #2!

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BkClubCare
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So happy I made it to the post office before the rainstorm (which quickly moved on) because I got the delight of bookmail! A friend sent me a tee with the book - such fun. Made my day.

scripturient Book mail is the best mail. :) Did my letter get there? I should be there by now. :) 2y
BkClubCare @scripturient - yes! Just today, just now! 📬😍👏🎉. The postmark was for Aug 31 in Providence Rhode Island (likely the big local US postal sorting facility) but why it took 6 more days to go 15 miles south, I do not know. 😃 (edited) 2y
scripturient Ah okay, then I'm relieved- I was afraid it had gotten lost. 😅 2y
BkClubCare @scripturient - You had a grand time; thanks for telling me all about it. 2y
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This was such a unique book. Interactive (you can "text" Amy & connect with others reading the book through a website) and so clever, it reads like a love letter to her life. The world lost a great writer and human being this year.

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kyraleseberg
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I'm a huge fan of Amy's writing and I love that I can "text" her throughout this book. So bittersweet knowing she's gone now ?

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kyraleseberg
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I have one of those super cute grandmas that gives you a check every year for your birthday in the amount corresponding to your age :)
I cashed my check and headed for a book sale and came home with these books from my TBR 📚

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Perfect audiobook for my hour long drive to a library board meeting! Very funny!

Lola I loved this little gem. Get ahold of the print/e-book if you can-lots of whimsical drawings and a few photos. I read it but want to listen to the audio, too as it's narrated by AKR herself. 2y
Bks4Wrms Library Board Meeting 👍🏻 2y
Lacythebookworm @Lola Yes, she mentioned the PDF that accompanies the audiobook. I'll definitely have to check it out! 2y
Lacythebookworm @Bks4Wrms I'm on our state library association board so I get to travel to the meetings every other month or so. It's interesting to see what's going on in libraries around the state. 😊 2y
Bks4Wrms That's cool! I've been a library board trustee for my local library for 2 1/2 years now and next month I am becoming the library board prez. 😬😳😊 2y
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Lola
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Short, sweet and thought-provoking with an interactive component that's still live at https://www.textbookamykr.com/. Reading this after the author's recent death was especially moving. #serendipity #honey

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Lola
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Um....guys....there's a #honey packet in my car's cup holder that's been there since I ordered tea at Starbucks a couple of months ago...for the first and only time ever. I do not know why I haven't tossed it yet. I think about it every time I get in the car. Ya know that Book Serendipity thing I just posted about?....😮

Jinjer 😳 2y
LauraBeth Have you become attached to your honey packet? 😂 2y
Lola @LauraBeth I'm beginning to wonder! I look at it every time I get on the car and think, "I have to throw that away" and yet I never do. Maybe it's been waiting for this very moment so I could post about it here on Litsy. Perhaps now that it's served its purpose, I can actually follow through and throw it away ? 2y
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LauraBeth @Lola but then as soon as you do, you'll need it 😂 2y
Aswenson Hilarious! And spooky... 😁 2y
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Lola
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I adore what I call Book Serendipity-those little reading moments when,for example,something you never heard of pops up in two books in a row. Or something you just read about makes its way, out of the blue and completely unexpectedly into your real life. In fact, I just commented about it on Litsy yesterday. So it's a bit of a Meta Book-Serendipity moment when this book, that I randomly started reading today, has a whole bit about Serendipity ❤️

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I love this little book. And, I love Amy Krouse Rosenthal's soul. What an awesome outlook on life she possessed. I have no doubt she is missed by many. ❤️🌈

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shutupsmalls
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Please read this. Pretty much every page made me say, "oh, Amy."

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shutupsmalls
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You can text this book and it's super cool but also hard — hard to read Hi, it's Amy, knowing she just died.

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I liked this book! Lots of gems of wisdom and truth here. Yes, lots of white space too. But I see that as an invitation to collaborate and get out a pen to write in the book! That's what I'm doing! #loveforanykrouserosenthal

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kathyellendavis
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I see this and tear up!

SuperPunkNinja 😅😅😅 2y
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ginabeirne
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RIP AKR

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bellasocks
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..may her soul rest in peace and her memory be a blessing🙏🏻💔

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Librariana
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I hadn't put two and two together.
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I remember catching a glimpse of a headline the other day... something along the lines of "dying author writes dating profile for husband", but I didn't read the article because... I didn't want to be sad and yet... one post on my seldom-checked Facebook feed talked about a football player thanking an author battling ovarian cancer and then... (continued ⬇)

Librariana I clicked on the link. And that's when I started to make the connections.
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I've read most if not all of her books for children. The above and another are on my TBR... and I am sad that the world loses good people all the time. I am sad for her husband and children... her family. But I am in awe of her grace and humor... her strength... the beauty of this gesture. The article definitely tugs at your heart strings 😔
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javadiva This isn't fiction?? 2y
Librariana Unfortunately, it's not, @javadiva. I wish it were. She's in hospice care 😔 They diagnosed her with ovarian cancer... in 2015, I want to say the essay stated? And she talked about how quickly all their plans changed. The tagged book was, I believe, published in 2016. She wrote this as a way to help her husband transition into a future relationship... 2y
Librariana @javadiva - Clarification: she wrote the piece in the NYT as a way to help her husband. The book was written before her diagnosis and then published in 2016. The other book of hers that's in my TBR is 2y
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Beckys_Books
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Just read this in the New York Times and had to wipe away a few tears.

You May Want to Marry My Husband https://nyti.ms/2lGIyA4

TrishB 💓 so sad...... 2y
Flaneurette This really sucks....thanks for posting 😥 2y
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This has got to be one of the funniest and most fun books I have ever read. Not only is the author unbelievably witty and charming, but she invites you to interact through text messages along the way. #textbookakr #januaryreads #humor

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Rhondareads
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A wonderful hilarious read.An interactive quiz show of a book.Set up like a textbook multiple choice questions about your personality your choices&You can actually text your book responses.I have been laughing out loud nice feeling as we head into the New Year,
Happy New Years Listys💕🎉🍾

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Vanessa
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Another great offering from AKR. I loved the interactive bits and the creative way she looks at the world through school subjects. I've already stolen one of her ideas, the equations from the math chapter, for my classroom. My students had fun coming up with their own.

Also, AKR is super nice, even when random strangers text her. 😆❤️👍

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Loved the book! Super fun and interactive. Seriously, texting options and a website. So many laugh out loud sentences and deeply touching, weepy moments too. Lovely. (Photo was snapped yesterday during a beautiful day which brought me across the street from the library wherever I first worked as a professional librarian!)

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I started this book on Monday. The timing could not have been better. A light, happy & interactive book. #nonfictionnovember2016 #nonfictionnovember #nonficnov nonficnov2016

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Vanessa
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So I guess Auto-Reply Amy wasn't impressed with my answer, as indicated by her canned response. Had to try -- can't not talk about wine! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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A mid-life memoir-ish book with an interesting construction/form and a unique texting component.

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I never win anything! but I won this copy of Textbook from my favorite bookstore. Looking forward to tucking into this thanks @strandbookstore 😁😘

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Sherri
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Surpassed my reading goal for the year and it's only September!!

Reviewsbylola Great job!! 3y
Jmstein Love when that happens! I also set a low goal for this year and already met t so I'm amping it up for the rest of the year. Think you'll try for 75? 3y
PurpleyPumpkin Bet that's a great feeling. Good for you!🎉🎊🎉🎊 3y
Sherri @jmstein It's a possibility. 3y
Carol Rock on!! 🤘🤘 3y
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Sherri
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I loved, loved, loved this book! Then again, I love all of AKR's books. This was a perfectly random, silly, touching collection of thoughts and creations very similar to her earlier book Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life. It was charming and fun and she lets the readers interact via text prompts throughout the book. Such a playful and delightful reading experience.

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Sherri
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This makes me ridiculously happy for so many reasons, not the least of which is "but dang..."

KVanRead Wow. Lovely. 3y
Bette ✨⭐️😊 3y
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Hamed
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Pickup only if in the States

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Claire @DieselBookstore in Larkspur loves this one! She says it's conceptual art and a deconstructed novel of lists and that I absolutely must check it out. Don't you *love* booksellers who share their favorite reads?! #getindie #litsy

Texreader Yes! Awesome! 3y
theladygreer Wonderful! And ooh, I spot @AmyStewart's newest... 3y
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