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August 13, 2011

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A great list, Anna. I'd like to add A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole. It is gloriously witty and juvenile at the same time.

Yeah! I've never read that and I keep being reminded by people like you that I need to GET ON IT. Thanks for sharing!

Other suggestions for this reading list came in through Twitter, and I want to make sure to record them here!

"Scoop" - Evelyn Waugh
"Under the Net" - Iris Murdoch
... and Flann O'Brien's work. Of course!

The Way it Spozed to Be by James Herndon. Herndon was a teacher 50 years ago and set a record for honesty that still hasn't been broken.

Also a vote for David Sedaris, I still crack up thinking about his story of using the bathroom at a dinner party and encountering a giant turd laying in the toilet that he did not know how to get rid of.

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