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February 19, 2013


What a wonderful find! This excerpt brought tears to my eyes and my connection to Detroit is (extremely) peripheral.

Really, I must have matured and now live in the very best time in history for books. I am endlessly grateful for that.

What a great find, and a great piece of cultural reporting… and a piece of advocacy too on how important our libraries are. Somewhere today I saw a quote from the late David Foster Wallace: "I'm the kind of guy who gets into a taxi and says, 'take me to the library, and step on it.'"

I'm so pleased with finding this book, I'm almost afraid to read it! ... if that makes sense. I love that DFW quote...

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