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Quarantine Book Club
A book tour in cyberspace. While we're all stuck inside, we're hosting conversations with authors. Ask questions. See new faces! From your friends .
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Quarantine Book Club Oct 29
“Why am I out in public? Where the fuck are my children?!” —
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Quarantine Book Club Oct 29
Since we’re taking next week off, and who the fuck knows what Election Day brings this MAY BE the last QBC ever, and it starts in 15 minutes. Mix a drink and swing on by to say hello.
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Quarantine Book Club Oct 29
What’s the most awkward thing you ever found out about your dad? Today’s guest, found out hers’ used to write pornography. Join us today for an hour of solace and healthy kink. 5pm PT/8pm ET.
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Quarantine Book Club Oct 29
Replying to @SaraFAlterman
And that’s our guest today: . Please join us for a wild ride and an hour of solace from all the other bullshit that’s going on. We’ll make it fun. Sara is bringing props!
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Quarantine Book Club Oct 29
Replying to @QuarantineBook
And you, being a writer yourself now, after a LOT of processing, turn around and put it all in a book like this:
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Quarantine Book Club Oct 29
Replying to @QuarantineBook
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Quarantine Book Club Oct 29
Replying to @QuarantineBook
Fast forward a few decades. You're caring for your mild-manner New England father, who’s in the early stages of Alzheimer’s. He starts telling stories, and spilling the tea on family secrets. One of which is that he earned a living writing books like this:
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Quarantine Book Club Oct 29
Replying to @QuarantineBook
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Quarantine Book Club Oct 29
Replying to @QuarantineBook
which was about 18" of shelf space containing mostly magazines about you not being good enough, sports with massive shoulder pads, USFL Monthly, and a few paperbacks. Paperbacks like this:
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Quarantine Book Club Oct 29
Replying to @QuarantineBook
After making a stop in the cereal aisle to grab a big box of Choco Pebbles, or Cookie Crisp, or whatever box of sugar garbage we’d been advertised that week, we'd throw it in the cart when mom wasn’t looking and we'd go hang out in the book section…
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Quarantine Book Club Oct 29
Good morning. Let’s thread this one out because it’s a journey. Once upon a time, in America… Sometime in the 80s. When we were little and somewhat innocent, we'd go to the supermarket on our weekly shopping trips with mom, or mom and dad, or our housekeeper Alice…
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Quarantine Book Club Oct 29
OMG YES! This is today, people!! Sign up!
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Quarantine Book Club Oct 27
Thanks so much to for joining us from the McDonald's with the good wifi. All of you should buy his book for a fantastic tale of interspecies learning in small town NH. Every day is a civics lesson!
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Matt HongoltzHetling 31 May 18
New Hampshire's hottest town is Grafton. This place has everything: survivalists, bottle rockets, llamas fighting bears, a mail order bride business owner, greazzing. Greazzing? It's that thing when you guzzle old french fry grease. @atavistmag
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Ross Floate Oct 27
Audience Comment on today's appearance on "They obviously didn't want a fleet of murder-bears?"
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Quarantine Book Club Oct 27
Replying to @hh_matt
"My book focused on bears because they are one of the few woodland creatures who had the capacity to wreck a human. If I have bears and mice in my house, I'm going to ask the bear to exit first before dealing with a mouse."—
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Quarantine Book Club Oct 27
Replying to @hh_matt
"Individual freedom is an important value, however the problem with many libertarians is that they treat the free market like a Swiss Army knife."—
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Quarantine Book Club Oct 27
Replying to @hh_matt
"It's a struggle for small New England towns in general to support a business community. Grafton's biggest employers were a tourist attraction called Ruggles Mine and a convenience store. Both packed it in during the Freetown project."—
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Quarantine Book Club Oct 27
Replying to @hh_matt
"Studies show people are happier when they live in places where they pay higher taxes and get more government services."—
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Quarantine Book Club Oct 27
Replying to @hh_matt
"The Freetown project eventually died out. The town is rebuilding as a quaint New England town. It is struggling because it lost some of its employers during this period."—
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