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    Free People Book Club: Jitterbug Perfume, Part 3

    Aug 23, 2011

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    There are so many amazing quotes and passages in this book, I find myself dog-earing almost every page.  Here are some that have stuck with me lately, along with some inspiring photos. “What difference does it make if you live a million more lifetimes? At least, you can enjoy this one.” “I have found peace (…) Read more »

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    Free People Book Club: Jitterbug Perfume Part 2

    Aug 08, 2011

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    Jitterbug Perfume: the two key ingredients for making the most intoxicating and powerful perfume in the world are jasmine and beets.  I love the way that Tom Robbins describes these two plants in the book as if they have personalities… he has such a magical way with words. “A few other flowers may be as (…) Read more »

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    Free People Book Club: Jitterbug Perfume, Part 1

    Jul 25, 2011

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    At the start of Jitterbug Perfume, on the page in between the dedication and the start of the saga, the author included four quotes. These quotes seem strange in proximity with each other, but they tell you a great deal about the journey you are about to embark on and I felt the need to (…) Read more »

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    Free People Book Club: Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins

    Jul 18, 2011

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    I looked into all of your suggestions for the book club and decided to pick Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins! I’ve mentioned my love for this author before on the blog, and have always considered doing one of his books, but I actually just happened to re-read jitterbug perfume and felt like the time was (…) Read more »

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    summer reads

    Jun 27, 2011

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    things got a liiiitle bit crazy lately but i haven’t forgotten about the book club! any suggestions for an inspiring but not-too-heavy summer read? leave ‘em below! image. (…) Read more »

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    just kids: part four

    Feb 21, 2011

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    i finished just kids somewhere over the midwest, during my flight to san francisco. if you’re familiar with the story or with robert mapplethorpe, you know that it is not the happiest of endings, but instead of leaving me with teary eyes and an empty pit in my stomach, i felt hopeful and inspired. to (…) Read more »

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    just kids, part four

    Feb 15, 2011

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    “say anything,” he said. “you can’t make a mistake when you improvise.” “what if i mess it up? what if i screw up the rhythm?” “you can’t,” he said. “it’s like drumming. if you miss a beat, you create another.” in this simple exchange, sam taught me the secret of improvisation, one that i have (…) Read more »

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    just kids, part three

    Jan 31, 2011

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    i just got through the part of just kids in which patti smith recalls her encounters with janis joplin and jimi hendrix, shortly before both of their deaths. to have lived in that time, and experienced first hand how extraordinary they both were, i can only imagine the profound sense of loss she and others (…) Read more »

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    just kids, part two

    Jan 24, 2011

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    some quotes that stood out to me from the portion of just kids in which patti returns from her trip to paris and she and robert move into the chelsea hotel.  what i would give to be a fly on the wall of the hotel back in those days, when other guests and residents of (…) Read more »

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    just kids – part one

    Jan 17, 2011

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    whenever i read a book i do so with pen in hand so i can underline certain lines or passages that are meaningful to me, and i dog-ear the corners of the pages so i can come back and find them.  with this book i may as well dog-ear every page, it is so full (…) Read more »

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    new year, new book!

    Jan 04, 2011

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    i am very excited to announce our next book club read - just kids by patti smith! a couple of you recommended this book but it was literally yesterday during a conversation with our videographer that we chose it.   here is what she had to say about it… i’d heard friends talking about patti’s book (…) Read more »

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    what should we read next?

    Nov 16, 2010

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    so now that we’re finished with the unbearable lightness of being, it’s time to pick our next book for the fp book club. i would love to hear your suggestions! what’s the last great book you read? what’s the  most inspiring book you’ve read? what’s your all-time favorite? leave suggestions below! (…) Read more »

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