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Harriet and Mr. Nobody By Michael Casino
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Michael Casino was born in Palermo, Sicily, and immigrated with his family to the United States in 1913. He grew up in Tamaqua, Pennsylvania, and went on to a long career in newspapers. He died 30... More > days after his 100th birthday.< Less
Harriet and Mr. Nobody By Michael Casino
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Michael Casino was born in Palermo, Sicily, and immigrated with his family to the United States in 1913. He grew up in Tamaqua, Pennsylvania, and went on to a long career in newspapers. He died 30... More > days after his 100th birthday.< Less
Personal Inquiries By Todd R. Nelson
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Thirteen columns published in the Philadelphia Inquirer by educator Todd R. Nelson.
The Learning Curve By Todd R. Nelson
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Columns by Todd R. Nelson published in The Christian Science Monitor, Independent School, Maine Public Radio,The Ellsworth American, The Castine Patriot, Teachers.net, The Bangor Daily News,... More > Education Week, and Philadelphia Inquirer.< Less
Boy Loves Brooklyn By Richard Grayson
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Richard Grayson has been keeping a daily diary compulsively since the summer of 1969, when he was an 18-year-old agoraphobic about to venture out into the world – or at least the world around... More > him in Brooklyn. His diary, approximately 600 words a day without missing a day since August 1, 1969, now totals over 9 million words, rivaling the longest diaries ever written. But Grayson is not merely an eccentric with graphomania. His books of short stories have been praised in reviews by ROLLING STONE, THE LOS ANGELES TIMES, THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW, THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, LIBRARY JOURNAL and BEST SELLERS. This is Grayson's diary for 1971, when he was a college sophomore and junior.< Less
Wanderyear By Richard Grayson
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Richard Grayson has been keeping a daily diary compulsively since the summer of 1969, when he was an 18-year-old agoraphobic about to venture out into the world – or at least the world around... More > him in Brooklyn. His diary, approximately 600 words a day without missing a day since August 1, 1969, now totals over 9 million words, rivaling the longest diaries ever written. But Grayson is not merely an eccentric with graphomania. His books of short stories have been praised in reviews by ROLLING STONE, THE LOS ANGELES TIMES, THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW, THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, LIBRARY JOURNAL and BEST SELLERS. Grayson’s nineteenth compilation of diary entries, WANDERYEAR, takes place between mid-1997 and mid-1998, when he quits his job as a staff attorney in social policy at a University of Florida law school think tank to move from place to place – South Florida, Brooklyn, Silicon Valley, Wyoming, Long Island, New Orleans, and suburban Phoenix, Los Angeles, Chicago and Philadelphia.< Less
Spring in Gainesville By Richard Grayson
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Richard Grayson's diary of his law school years at the University of Florida, taken from the spring semesters of 1992, 1993 and 1994. ROLLING STONE called Grayson’s first short story... More > collection, WITH HITLER IN NEW YORK (1979) “where avant-garde fiction goes when it becomes stand-up comedy,” and NEWSDAY said, “The reader is dazzled by the swift, witty goings-on.” LIBRARY JOURNAL called LINCOLN’S DOCTOR’S DOG (1982) “excellent” and said of I BRAKE FOR DELMORE SCHWARTZ (1983) that “Grayson is a born storyteller and standup talker.” THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW said Grayson’s I SURVIVED CARACAS TRAFFIC (1996) was “entertaining and bizarre” and “consistently, even ingeniously funny.” PUBLISHERS WEEKLY called Grayson’s THE SILICON VALLEY DIET (2000) “compulsively talky and engagingly disjunctive,” and THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, reviewing AND TO THINK THAT HE KISSED HIM ON LORIMER STREET (2006), said, “Grayson has a fresh, funny voice.” SPRING IN GAINESVILLE is his 16th diary compilation to bore readers.< Less
Boy Gets Brooklyn By Richard Grayson
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Richard Grayson has been keeping a daily diary compulsively since the summer of 1969, when he was an 18-year-old agoraphobic about to venture out into the world – or at least the world around... More > him in Brooklyn. His diary, approximately 600 words a day without missing a day since August 1, 1969, now totals over 9 million words, rivaling the longest diaries ever written. Excerpts from his diaries have appeared online at McSWEENEY’S and THOUGHT CATALOG. PUBLISHERS WEEKLY called Grayson’s THE SILICON VALLEY DIET (2000) “compulsively talky and engagingly disjunctive”; KIRKUS DISCOVERIES termed Grayson “an audacious and wickedly smart comedic writer” in its review of HIGHLY IRREGULAR STORIES (2005); and THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, reviewing AND TO THINK THAT HE KISSED HIM ON LORIMER STREET (2006), said, “Grayson has a fresh, funny voice.” BOY GETS BROOKLYN covers Grayson’s senior year at Brooklyn College in 1972-73.< Less
Over the Verrazano By Richard Grayson
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Richard Grayson has been keeping a daily diary compulsively since the summer of 1969, when he was an 18-year-old agoraphobic about to venture out into the world – or at least the world around... More > him in Brooklyn. His diary, approximately 600 words a day without missing a day since August 1, 1969, now totals over 9 million words, rivaling the longest diaries ever written. ROLLING STONE called Grayson’s first short story collection, WITH HITLER IN NEW YORK, published in 1979, “where avant-garde fiction goes when it becomes stand-up comedy,” and NEWSDAY said, “The reader is dazzled by the swift, witty goings-on.” PUBLISHERS WEEKLY called Grayson’s THE SILICON VALLEY DIET (2000) “compulsively talky and engagingly disjunctive” and THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, reviewing AND TO THINK THAT HE KISSED HIM ON LORIMER STREET (2006), said, “Grayson has a fresh, funny voice.” The diary in OVER THE VERRAZANO covers Grayson’s year in graduate school at Richmond College in 1973-74.< Less
Brooklyn Friends, Rockaway Neighbors By Richard Grayson
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Richard Grayson has been keeping a daily diary compulsively since the summer of 1969, when he was an 18-year-old agoraphobic about to venture out into the world – or at least the world around... More > him in Brooklyn. His diary, approximately 600 words a day without missing a day since August 1, 1969, now totals over 9 million words, rivaling the longest diaries ever written. But Grayson is not merely an eccentric with graphomania. ROLLING STONE called Grayson’s first short story collection, WITH HITLER IN NEW YORK, published in 1979, “where avant-garde fiction goes when it becomes stand-up comedy.” THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, reviewing AND TO THINK THAT HE KISSED HIM ON LORIMER STREET in 2006, said, “Grayson has a fresh, funny voice.” BROOKLYN FRIENDS, ROCKAWAY NEIGHBORS covers the start of his studies in the new M.F.A. program in creative writing at Brooklyn College in 1974. BROOKLYN FRIENDS, ROCKAWAY NEIGHBORS covers Grayson's start in the brand-new MFA program at Brooklyn College.< Less