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The Tragic Necessity of Human Life: Willa Cather on Relationships and How Our Formative Family Dynamics Imprint Us
The Tragic Necessity of Human Life: Willa Cather on Relationships and How Our Formative Family Dynamics Imprint Us

“In those simple relationships of loving husband and wife, affectionate sisters, children and grandmother, there are innumerable shades of sweetness and anguish which make up the pattern of our lives day by day.”

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The American Scholar: Emerson’s Superb Speech on the Life of the Mind, the Art of Creative Reading, and the Building Blocks of Genius
The American Scholar: Emerson’s Superb Speech on the Life of the Mind, the Art of Creative Reading, and the Building Blocks of Genius

“Character is higher than intellect. Thinking is the function. Living is the functionary… A great soul will be strong to live, as well as strong to think.”

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How to Own Your Story: Vivian Gornick on the Art of Personal Narrative and Nuanced Storytelling
How to Own Your Story: Vivian Gornick on the Art of Personal Narrative and Nuanced Storytelling

“The memoirist … must engage with the world, because engagement makes experience, experience makes wisdom, and finally it’s the wisdom — or rather the movement toward it — that counts.”

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The Key to the Good Life: Bertrand Russell on Love and How to Stop Limiting Your Happiness
The Key to the Good Life: Bertrand Russell on Love and How to Stop Limiting Your Happiness

“The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge. Neither love without knowledge, nor knowledge without love can produce a good life.”

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How to Find Your Bliss: Joseph Campbell on What It Takes to Have a Fulfilling Life
How to Find Your Bliss: Joseph Campbell on What It Takes to Have a Fulfilling Life

“You have to learn to recognize your own depth.”

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The Brownstone: Trailblazing Graphic Designer Paula Scher’s Lovely Vintage Children’s Book About Living with Each Other’s Differences
The Brownstone: Trailblazing Graphic Designer Paula Scher’s Lovely Vintage Children’s Book About Living with Each Other’s Differences

Playful assurance that however vast our differences, there is always a mutually satisfying solution to be found.

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Musicked Down the Mountain: How Oliver Sacks Saved His Own Life by Literature and Song
Musicked Down the Mountain: How Oliver Sacks Saved His Own Life by Literature and Song

The extraordinary survival story of “a creature of muscle, motion and music, all inseparable and in unison with each other.”

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Project 1 in 4: Drawings Illuminating the Everyday Realities of Life with Mental Illness
Project 1 in 4: Drawings Illuminating the Everyday Realities of Life with Mental Illness

A revelatory reality check and a clarion call for life-saving compassion.

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Nine Podcasts for a Fuller Life
Nine Podcasts for a Fuller Life

A short playlist of intellectual, creative, and spiritual invigoration.

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John Steinbeck’s Pen: How the Joy of Handwriting Helps Us Draft the Meaning of Life
John Steinbeck’s Pen: How the Joy of Handwriting Helps Us Draft the Meaning of Life

“The perfect pen and the perfect paper and me working on work that pleases me and has no note for the critics.”

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