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Fourteen year old Luke Herzog rummages through a night stand in the bedroom of his Pacific Grove home. He holds up three notebooks filled in long hand.
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31 FABULOUS PHILOSOPHIES FROM THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH
In chapter three of The Phantom Tollbooth , young protagonist
Milo and his dog-clock-sidekick Tock arrive at the gates to the city of
Dictionopolis, where they encounter a gateman. There follows this exchange: “You
can’t get in without a reason.” He thought...
In chapter three of The Phantom Tollbooth, young protagonist Milo and his dog-clock-sidekick Tock arrive at the gates to the city of Dictionopolis, where they encounter a gateman. There follows this exchange: “You can’t g...
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# 5.  The Soundkeeper:
 “Did you know that there are almost as many kinds of stillness as there are sounds? But, sadly enough, no one pays any attention to them these days… Each one is different, you know, and all very beautiful, if you listen carefully… If there’s one thing we need more of around here, it’s less noise.”
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60 COLORFUL BOOKS
National Book Award-winner Maya
Angelou once wrote, “Be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.” About a century
earlier, Oscar Wilde declared, “Mere color, unspoiled by meaning and unallied
with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways....
National Book Award-winner Maya Angelou once wrote, “Be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.” About a century earlier, Oscar Wilde declared, “Mere color, unspoiled by meaning and unallied with definite form, can speak to the so...
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"Be a color in someone else's cloud." - Maya Anjelou
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75 ALPHABET BOOKS FROM SLEEPING BEAR PRESS
Located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Sleeping Bear Press has published hundreds of titles since releasing its first
children’s book in 1998. It may be best known for its excellent (and seemingly
endless) series of alphabet picture books, all featuring an innovat...
Located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Sleeping Bear Press has published hundreds of titles since releasing its first children’s book in 1998. It may be best known for its excellent (and seemingly endless) series of alphabet picture...
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55 NUGGETS OF TRIVIA FROM THE SPORTS 100
My favorite nonfiction books are
the ones that examine oft-mined subjects from a new point of view, whether that
means Malcolm Gladwell’s The Tipping
Point or Jim Bouton’s Ball Four .
So early in my career, I wrote one of my own. Twenty years ago, in 1995, ...
My favorite nonfiction books are the ones that examine oft-mined subjects from a new point of view, whether that means Malcolm Gladwell’s The Tipping Point or Jim Bouton’s Ball Four. So early in my career, I wrote one of my o...
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96 BOOKS WITH NUMBERS IN THE TITLE
When my son Luke started reading in
earnest—that is, when he found that he had made his way through enough
contemporary fantasy novels to fill the libraries of Rivendell and Hogwarts—I
began to suggest some older classics. He had already read the three
book...
When my son Luke started reading in earnest—that is, when he found that he had made his way through enough contemporary fantasy novels to fill the libraries of Rivendell and Hogwarts—I began to suggest some older classics. ...
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1 HOMAGE TO ONE-HIT WONDERS
I’m not sure I remember a more satisfying moment from my
childhood than the movie moment when Charlie Bucket unwrapped the Golden Ticket
in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory .
“Greetings to you, the lucky finder of
this Golden Ticket from Mr. Willy Wonk...
I’m not sure I remember a more satisfying moment from my childhood than the movie moment when Charlie Bucket unwrapped the Golden Ticket in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. “Greetings to you, the lucky finder of this Go...
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13 SHORT STORIES THAT INSPIRED A MASTER OF THE GENRE
Did
you know that Tom Clancy’s favorite book is 20,000 Leagues Under the
Sea ? Stephen King’s is Lord of the Flies . Jonathan Franzen loves Toni Morrison’s Song of Solomon . Or how about creative types like Tom Hanks ( In Cold Blood ) and Matt Damon ( A Peo...
Did you know that Tom Clancy’s favorite book is 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea? Stephen King’s is Lord of the Flies. Jonathan Franzen loves Toni Morrison’s Song of Solomon. Or how about creative types like Tom Hanks (In Cold Bl...
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Steven Spielberg and I are on the same page.  The Last of the Mohicans.
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45 ICONIC MISQUOTED QUOTES
Baseball Hall of Famer and language
mangler Yogi Berra is famous for saying many things. Among them is this: “I
really didn’t say everything I said.” He’s not alone. Were we to choose, along
with Yogi, an all-star team of the misquoted and misattributed thr...
Baseball Hall of Famer and language mangler Yogi Berra is famous for saying many things. Among them is this: “I really didn’t say everything I said.” He’s not alone. Were we to choose, along with Yogi, an all-star team of the...
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54 STORIES WRITTEN FOR ONE MAGAZINE
I stay up late. That’s just how my
biological clock rolls. But it’s also because I’m a writer, and I traffic in
ideas, and the middle of the night is when everyone else asleep. So all the
ideas are hanging out there, ripe for the picking. I’ve been a fullti...
I stay up late. That’s just how my biological clock rolls. But it’s also because I’m a writer, and I traffic in ideas, and the middle of the night is when everyone else asleep. So all the ideas are hanging out there, ripe for...
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28 CYNICAL OBSERVATIONS FROM ONE HENRY MILLER RIDE
Whenever I have bouts of cynicism,
periods of pervasive pessimism—and they’re not infrequent—I try to remedy the
situation with occasional travel. That may mean physical forays into the
American outback (setting a course for, say, Utopia, Texas) or fantasti...
Whenever I have bouts of cynicism, periods of pervasive pessimism—and they’re not infrequent—I try to remedy the situation with occasional travel. That may mean physical forays into the American outback (setting a course for,...
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37 INSIGHTS FROM THE IMAGINATION OF DR. SEUSS
In the pantheon of the
profound—Churchill and FDR, Shakespeare and Twain, even Will Rogers and Woody
Allen (if you prefer mirth while musing), we at the Why Not 100 think Dr. Seuss
belongs. Really. He did it through allegory and whimsy, substituting edifyin...
In the pantheon of the profound—Churchill and FDR, Shakespeare and Twain, even Will Rogers and Woody Allen (if you prefer mirth while musing), we at the Why Not 100 think Dr. Seuss belongs. Really. He did it through allegory ...
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