The trials of living with other people have brought countless sitcoms to television and movie screens and provided most of us with excellent stories to tell our friends. This book has collected a variety of such stories from people of all ages, and ranges from the funny to the gross to the just plain maddening. Some are relatable stories of trying to find common ground or making a new friend, and some are so outlandish and horrifying that they sound completely untrue. Together, they make for a thoroughly enjoyable reading experience to remind us all about some truths of one of our common experiences.
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By Stephanie Wu, Hanya Yanagihara (Series edited by)
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ISBN: 9781250051455
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Published: Picador - August 5th, 2014

In his latest book, Tim Wendel, author of Summer of ’68, brings to life the 1991 World Series. He argues that this year had the best Series of all time – and his argument is pretty convincing. Through interviews with those who were there as well as his signature innate understanding of the game, Wendel recreates the suspense of the games. All baseball fans can relate to the journey these teams made on their way to the World Series. Perhaps what is most compelling, however, is that Wendel uses this story as a way to talk about the way Major League Baseball has changed as an industry. All told, this book is an important addition to the canon of baseball writing, and a great example of the literary potential of baseball.

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ISBN: 9780306822766
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Published: Da Capo Press - April 2014

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ISBN: 9780306823749
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Published: Da Capo Press - March 31st, 2015

In his latest collection of short stories, Justin Taylor gives us characters whose vulnerability is easy to see through the scenes of their seemingly mundane lives. The book is funny and smart and includes a group of college friends dealing with life in their late 20’s, a chronic underachiever, and a divorced dad trying to figure out how to connect with his children. As the characters recur in story after story we see them grow and change, never losing sight of how they got to where they are today. Taylor is a master at using his characters to teach us about ourselves, and this collection shows how powerful his insight is.

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ISBN: 9780062310156
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Published: Harper - August 19th, 2014

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ISBN: 9780062310163
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Published: Harper Perennial - August 25th, 2015

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