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Where the Deer and the Antelope Play: The Pastoral Observations of One Ignorant American Who Likes to Walk Outside by Nick Offerman - Book Review

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$20.00
ISBN: 9781101984703
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Published: Dutton - October 3rd, 2023

Mr. Offerman takes the reader on an adventure of the body and mind, traversing through various gorgeous locales: Glacier Lake (with his two best mates), Racy Ghyll (a beautiful farm in the English countryside), and all throughout our country. He offers up his thoughts on many political and social issues that are pressing, as well his fondness of an authentic agrarian lifestyle. There were humurous moments where I laughed out loud, and also said, "Wow!" to moments that truly felt profound. A big fan of nuance, and how it plays such a powerful role in all aspects of our lives, he kept me engaged and entertained. At its heart, Nick beckons us to live more in harmony with nature, exist with it, instead of trying to control and destroy Mother Nature. ~ Reviewed by Bill Gildersleeve


Be the Bus: The Lost & Profound Wisdom of the Pigeon by Mo Willems - Book Review

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$15.99
ISBN: 9781454948193
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Published: Union Square & Co. - April 4th, 2023

Have you found the word of The Pigeon? Have you taken The Pigeon into your soul and heart? Willems is at his best when we get sage advice such as Let me be the first to say that everything has already been said. Or Surprises happen when you least expect them. And this is just the tip of the iceberg. Around 80 pages are filled with things only Pigeon could come up with. Including an introduction by The Bus Driver, we get the word of the bird from the beak of the master. The humor we know, and love is done in Willems signature style of artwork and is loud and proud (like our pigeon friend). ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Creativity: A Short and Cheerful Guide by John Cleese - Book Review

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$17.00
ISBN: 9780385348270
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Published: Crown - September 8th, 2020

In this happy little gem of a guide, Cleese explores the very important role of the unconscious mind in the creative process, the tortoise mind vs. the hare brain and why indecision, being stuck, and problem solving are best left to the natural processes of the unconscious which has a language and timing all its own. Wonderful insight for anyone striving for a little more imagination, artistry, or inventiveness in their times. ~ Reviewed by Nancy Scheemaker


What's Up, Beanie?: Acutely Relatable Comics by Alina Tysoe - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780358455486
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Published: Harvest - August 3rd, 2021

We see Baby Beanie, a four-year-old who comes to the future to see if they have become an astronaut, own lots of dogs, and be a four-year-old. While 20-something Beanie remembers those years fondly (too much candy, the beret situation, becoming a “big sister” to a four-footed-furry sibling, playing spy after getting locked out of the house with their sisters, wondering about mountains). We move into teen Beanie years and finally to now where an adult Beanie might be responsible, but still rather use the only clean spoon to eat out of the cooking pot for dinner instead of washing dishes. The reader is taken on a journey of family, friends, anxiety, patience, drawing, art, mistakes, college, weirdness, love, and puppies. Lots and lots of puppies. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Solutions and Other Problems by Allie Brosh - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781982156947
Published: Gallery Books - September 22nd, 2020

The second autobiographic-novel from Allie Brosh has proven just as unstoppably hilarious as the first. Packed with countless colorful and amusing illustrations, Problems and Other Solutions is a masterclass in befriending yourself, navigating dicey relationships, and railing against the injustices of the universe, whether massive or minuscule. Unlike Hyperbole and a Half, however, Problems is additionally layered with loss and grief, lending a sense of poignancy to balance the levity. ~ Reviewed by Digby Baker-Porazinski


Broken (in the best possible way) by Jenny Lawson - Book Review

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$27.99
ISBN: 9781250077035
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - April 6th, 2021

In this comedic memoir Lawson describes her experience with mental illness in a way that is raw, refreshing, and honest. Alternating between absurd and hilarious stories from her life and serious discussions of depression and anxiety, this book will make you laugh out loud and then cry and then start laughing again with tears still in your eyes. This is one of the most relatable books I’ve ever read and I adored every page! ~ Reviewed by Madison Gallup


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