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Kara Clark, assistant at a law firm, and Hannah Ryan-Humphrey, who does freelance art installation work, are new college graduates who met as first-year roommates. “I love how you described what you were wearing before,” Ms. Clark told Ms. Ryan-Humphrey. “Oh, yeah, when I’m wearing these shorts I look like a middle-school techie for a middle-school play,” said Ms. Ryan-Humphrey, who was wearing black cutoffs, a loose shirt and beaten-up Chelsea boots.

She got the shorts as a hand-me-down, but in a “semi-insulting way,” she said. “These don’t fit me anymore because I lost my baby fat,” Ms. Ryan-Humphrey’s friend told her. “I like them, but I think about it every time I wear them. How do they fit my body? How did they fit hers?”

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Check out the website for Senator Wendy Davis’ upcoming memoir with a brand new book trailer, tour dates and more! http://www.forgettingtobeafraid.com/ 

Check out the website for Senator Wendy Davis’ upcoming memoir with a brand new book trailer, tour dates and more! http://www.forgettingtobeafraid.com/ 

— 1 month ago
Hope all the dads out there had a wonderful Father’s Day!

Hope all the dads out there had a wonderful Father’s Day!

— 3 months ago with 12 notes
Things I underlined in: Shirley, a novel by Susan Scarf Merrell →

hollycreates:

A hole in the fabric of one day and entry into another.

the way they clawed at life

No better way to clean a stranger’s hairs from a sink basin than to imagine oneself a poetic figure burdened by an unraveling story-

Oh, and this: that so much of what happens can’t ever be proved- the bet we…

— 3 months ago with 2 notes

nprbooks:

Today in Cool Stuff in the Mail, it’s The Mincing Mockingbird Guide to Troubled Birds, which takes those Anne Taintor magnets I bet EVERY ONE OF YOU has owned at some point and remixes them with, well, troubled birds.

(I’m especially excited about this because previously, everyone I knew had those magnets but I had no idea where they were actually from)

— Petra

The NPR Books team loves GUIDE TO TROUBLED BIRDS as much as we do!!

— 4 months ago with 1802 notes