LitStack Review: Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson

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Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things Jenny Lawson Flatiron Books Release Date:  September 22, 2015 ISBN 978-1-250-07700-4 Jenny Lawson is the woman behind The Bloggess website, which has won numerous awards for its brilliant writing and its biting humor.  She herself says of the site, “It’s mainly dark humor mixed with brutally honest [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – A “Wild” Week in the City

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It’s been a pretty “wild” week in the city. No, I’m not talking about civil unrest, political wrangling, professional sporting adulation, haute cultural stimulation or jaded, cynical urban ennui. I’m talking critters. Earlier this week, a bald eagle flew into the dog park that the Mighty Belle and I frequent during the week, and roosted [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – Nose Skin and the Age of Raccoons

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The other day I was sending a correspondence to LitStack Editor-in-Chief Tee Tate, and I used the phrase, “it’s no skin off my nose”.  I use little idioms like this a lot, but every once in a while it hits me how absurd they can be once their usage falls away from their original meaning. [….]