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iwitzman

iwitzman

Joined October 2015

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Sweetbitter: A novel | Stephanie Danler
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If you love reality TV and are interested in food/the NYC restaurant biz this book is for you.

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What are you passionate enough about that you can endure the most disagreeable aspects of the work? If you love something enough you don't mind the shit sandwich that comes along with it.

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Thoroughly enjoyed this book (listened on audible). Soap opera and life lessons delivered in a beautiful exchange between a mother and son.

Ms.Story Have you read his memoir "Dispatches from the Edge"? I liked it 3y
iwitzman No, I'll add it to my stack! 3y
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The rainbow comes and goes. Enjoy it while it lasts. Don't be surprised by its departure and rejoice when it returns.

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Daddy, Papa, and Me | Lesla Newman
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Miles's new favorite book 😀

Notabigreader Great Book! 4y
Orbeck33 We need to read this to Jane! 4y
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Mehso-so

Captivating story but the writing annoyed me so much. Way too verbose.

Orbeck33 I too thought it was vastly over-rated. 4y
TheWellReadOwl I really tried. I did. 😕 Could not finish. 4y
ramyasbookshelf I have abandoned this once.. But still haven't added it to my 'bailed' list. I think I'll give it one more shot.. 4y
Cut_The_Blah I pushed through to the end. I believe it could have been condensed from 800+ pages to 500. 3y
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An Awesome Book! | Dallas Clayton
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The title says it all! Can't go wrong with teaching kids to dream big! @AbsReads @GabrielleMRO @RobKrauser @Nataliehoch @todd @Orbeck33

todd How can you go wrong with a title like that? 4y
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A Thousand Splendid Suns | Khaled Hosseini
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Beautiful, heart wrenching. Enjoyed it even more than the Kite Runner

bookworm_1978 I loved it too. Must read his third... 4y
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Finally a parenting book I can get behind. So helpful.

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Magnificent Obsession | Lloyd C. Douglas
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Only in Portland would a restaurant deliver the check in a book

Orbeck33 And a beautiful one at that. 4y
todd Books and Rain = Portland. Have a great trip! 4y
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The White Tiger: A Novel | Aravind Adiga
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As with A Fine Balance, I read this after spending time in India and couldn't put it down.

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Dry: A Memoir | Augusten Burroughs
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Burroughs may make me laugh and cry more than any author. I think this one may be my favorite.

mrsbatman85 Definitely my favourite 4y
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Yes Please | Amy Poehler
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Another smart, strong, vulnerable woman I admire. Listen to the audio book to get the full Poehler experience.

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Bossypants | Tina Fey
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Tina Fey can do wrong in my book. Listening to her narrate the audio book made it that much more fun.

Orbeck33 Love her and loved this book! 4y
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The Woman I Wanted to Be | Diane von Furstenberg
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If you like strong women and dream of an outrageous jet-set life this book is for you.

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A Fine Balance | Rohinton Mistry
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One of the most touching books I've ever read

Orbeck33 Me too. My heart hurts just thinking about this book. Not many books can touch you so deep and stay with you for SO long. 4y
todd Incredibly moving. 4y
LeahBergen Yes! 3y
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Found 20 copies of this book in a conference room at work and felt compelled to take one. Have a feeling I'll be asleep by page 5.

Notabigreader Is there a chapter on snoring? Please read that first. 4y
Orbeck33 Hahaha! I have no clue about the content of this book but if it's about the importance of sleep, I could have written it myself. 4y
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Arguably the best children's book ever written. I get a little emotional every time I read it (which is almost every day these days).

todd I completely agree with you! 4y
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The Gruffalo | Julia Donaldson
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This has quickly become one of my favorite children's books. Never gets old!

Orbeck33 I've never read it! Will you read it to Jane soon? 4y
iwitzman Yes! 4y
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My first graphic memoir thx to @Orbeck33. Incredibly touching.

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Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Really interesting research and case studies explaining how we can all be creative, champion new ideas, challenge the status quo and inspire others to do the same.

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Love Adam Grant almost as much as Malcolm Gladwell. New life goal: raise my children to be Givers. @Orbeck33 and @todd you two are definitely givers. 😀

jeff How did you like Originals? (Recently picked this up on a bookstore visit and recalled you had posted a quote.) 4y
iwitzman Liked it a lot! 4y
Orbeck33 Awwww... I'm flattered and I don't even know what it means :) 4y
todd That's probably the nicest thing anyone has ever said about me. You deserve mega litfluence points for that. @Orbeck33 4y
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Loving this book. So honest and raw. thanks @Orbeck33

todd Please return so I can give it a try 🤗 4y
AbsReads I'm next! 4y
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The biggest barrier to originality is not idea generation, it's idea selection

todd So true! 4y
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