from my bookshelf: the most powerful woman in the room is you by lydia fenet

papercut the most powerful woman in the room is you gave me the wake up call i needed. once i started reading it, i woke up a little earlier, had a spring in my step, and felt reenergized about my career path (and gave me peace about not knowing exactly what my career path may look…

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from my bookshelf: my year of rest and relaxation by ottessa moshfegh

papercut this book reminds me of a modern day relative of sylvia plath’s the bell jar. and like the bell jar, it’s not exactly a feel good story. but the writing is divine. i could not put this book down, even though it was difficult to read. the narrator is in her 20s. she has recently lost…

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from my bookshelf: queenie by candice carty-williams

papercut queenie (yes, that’s her real name, and you better not ask her if it is) is 26 years old. when the love of her life wants to take what she understands to be a “break,” sh*t hits the fan. she experiences severe anxiety and panic attacks, turns to shallow attention from men who do…

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from my bookshelf: complete stories by dorothy parker

papercut this is a collection of dorothy parker’s complete short stories. parker’s dry sense of humor had me laughing out loud while reading. parker manages to create deeply involved characters in a matter of just a few pages. beyond the sarcasm and satire, parker has plenty of ideas for the reader to ponder relating to…

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from my bookshelf: the bell jar by sylvia plath

papercut esther greenwood is a young woman working in new york city, going through typical challenges: deciding which career path she wants to take, which types of friends she wants to have, which type of man (if any) will satisfy her desires, and whether she wants to get married and start a family. esther suffers…

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from my bookshelf: all we ever wanted by emily giffin

papercut nina browning marries kirk browning, one of the wealthiest men in nashville; they met at vanderbilt, after nina left her simple life in bristol, tennessee, behind. kirk elevated their lifestyle from well-off to what some call “obscenely” wealthy after selling his tech business. their son, finch, is a senior at an elite nashville private…

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