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Full text books free to read online in the full text archive. Bibliomania - Free Online Literature and Study Guides. The Top 10 Banned books of all time - ShortLists. Shift My Gift: Convert Your Holiday Haul Into Charitable Giving - Lifestyle - GOOD. Last fall, Blair Souder was hiking through the Himalayas when he realized that something was missing.

Shift My Gift: Convert Your Holiday Haul Into Charitable Giving - Lifestyle - GOOD

“People really don’t have a whole lot of stuff there,” Souder says. "But what really took me back was how connected and friendly people were.” Blair returned to the United States just in time for the Black Friday shopping rush, where “the energy was all about buying as much as possible,” he says. “People were knocking each other over to buy the cheapest DVD player.” While people around the world are in need, consumer culture encourages Americans to invest in stuff they don't even really want. This September, Souder invited everyone else to edit their holiday focus, too. Souder hopes the network will help make a dent in holiday consumerism—starting with “the garbage alone that’s generated from packaging around Christmastime”—and reallocate resources to those who really need it.

The Best 100 Opening Lines From Books / Life / Stylist Magazine. Post Office. Ex Libris Book Reviews. February 1, 2009 The Sky Isn't Visible from Here - Felicia Sullivan I can imagine, that if you worked on Wall St. or in high tech, in some high profile, well-paid job, and your friends summered in the Hamptons and settled in Connecticut suburbs, and you found yourself losing friends, losing your grip, tormented by demons that you couldn't even name, because to you they seemed like nothing compared to the demons you dealt with growing up, I can imagine that like Felicia Sullivan, the author of The Sky Isn't Visible from Here: Scenes from a Life, that you too would be compelled to write, to somehow make sense of it all.

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I sat down to read this book one night and couldn't put it down until I finished it at 2 in the morning. No child should have to endure what Felicia grew up with in an environment of neglect, sexual abuse, and drug addiction. This is a hard book to read, emotionally. Review by elise | Posted to Memoir, Non-fiction | Permalink August 8, 2008 Macabre. Book Club Buddy - Where book readers and authors connect and book clubs thrive! - StumbleUpon. Recent Updates. Literary Chicago Presented by the Chicago Bar Project. Writers and Pubs Mike Royko & Rick Kogan Mike Royko grew up above his parents' Blue Sky Tavern, where he actually bartended, along with a few other spots in the neighborhood also owned by his father.

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Royko summed his tavern experience in this way (in 1979): "Saw a one-legged man dance on a bar in Munich. Got winked at by a one-eyed woman in Marseille. Went into Schaller's Pump in Mayor Daley's neighborhood on St. Royko's professional career as a reporter took off when he joined the Chicago Daily News in 1956. Sadly, Mike Royko's biting satire came to a premature end in 1997, when he passed away from a brain aneurysm at the age of 64. (under the Magnificent Mile) Royko was often found each day after work, holding court down at the Billy Goat in "Wise Guy's Corner," at across from the infamous grill where "cheezborgers" are flipped every day. There's so much history about Mike Royko and the Billy Goat Tavern that it could fill up a book. (Humboldt Park) (Hyde Park) (Bucktown)