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“Our schoolroom version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream has neutered a much darker, sexier play: the ‘dream’ of the title i...
05/08/2020

“Our schoolroom version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream has neutered a much darker, sexier play: the ‘dream’ of the title is more Dr Freud than Dr Seuss.” —Emma Smith, THIS IS SHAKESPEARE

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Wishing Helen Jukes a very happy U.S. publication day! 🐝🍯📖 A HONEYBEE HEART HAS FIVE OPENINGS is on sale today:https://b...
05/05/2020

Wishing Helen Jukes a very happy U.S. publication day! 🐝🍯

📖 A HONEYBEE HEART HAS FIVE OPENINGS is on sale today:
https://bit.ly/2YAxk6H

"Postpartum depression might be the only ritual American mothers have to express their grief." —Sarah Menkedick, ORDINAR...
05/04/2020

"Postpartum depression might be the only ritual American mothers have to express their grief." —Sarah Menkedick, ORDINARY INSANITY

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“Dreams, sex, death: A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a comedy with unexpectedly adult themes. Comedy here is a displacement...
05/01/2020

“Dreams, sex, death: A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a comedy with unexpectedly adult themes. Comedy here is a displacement of illicit, transgressive, or excessive sexual desire” —Emma Smith, THIS IS SHAKESPEARE

Read more from #ThisIsShakespeare 💀:
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Tonight (5/1) at 8:00pm EDT marks the start of The Call to Unite Livestream.Among the star-studded list of guests will b...
05/01/2020

Tonight (5/1) at 8:00pm EDT marks the start of The Call to Unite Livestream.

Among the star-studded list of guests will be physicist and Pantheon author of SEARCHING FOR STARS ON AN ISLAND IN MAINE, Alan Lightman! 💫

"Mothers are not soft, sweet, docile icons: We are f*cking fierce." —Sarah Menkedick, ORDINARY INSANITY📖 For more about ...
04/27/2020

"Mothers are not soft, sweet, docile icons: We are f*cking fierce." —Sarah Menkedick, ORDINARY INSANITY

📖 For more about #OrdinaryInsanity:
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Who likes rereading books?We do! (and so does PopSugar 👀)Check out their full list of perfect series to reread featuring...
04/27/2020
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series by Alexander McCall Smith

Who likes rereading books?
We do! (and so does PopSugar 👀)

Check out their full list of perfect series to reread featuring THE NO. 1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY by Alexander McCall Smith ☀️https://www.popsugar.com/entertainment/photo-gallery/47382945/image/47382948/No-1-Ladies-Detective-Agency-Series-by-Alexander-McCall-Smith

Set in Botswana, The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency ($10) by Alexander McCall Smith introduces the fabulous Precious Ramotswe, who's devoted to helping people

"I write in my journal every morning. I do all of these practices to try and remember what this feels like and to keep t...
04/24/2020

"I write in my journal every morning. I do all of these practices to try and remember what this feels like and to keep that sort of openness, that bigness of this moment, when I feel like it is revealed what really matters."
—ORDINARY INSANITY author, Sarah Menkedick, for NPR Morning Edition

🎧 To listen to Sarah's NPR Interview: https://bit.ly/NPROrdinaryInsanity

💻 To read Sarah's original Washington Post article: https://bit.ly/WPOrdinaryInsanity

📖: For more on ORDINARY INSANITY: https://bit.ly/2ULnqwA

“Shakespeare worked with John Fletcher on The Two Noble Kinsmen and All is True and the lost ‘Cardenio’, based on Don Qu...
04/24/2020

“Shakespeare worked with John Fletcher on The Two Noble Kinsmen and All is True and the lost ‘Cardenio’, based on Don Quixote... The Tempest was certainly not his last writing for the stage.”
—Emma Smith, THIS IS SHAKESPEARE

Read more from #ThisIsShakespeare 🧙🏽‍♂️:
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Consider the honeybee for #EarthDay2020🐝🌏BookPage featured Helen Jukes, discussing A HONEYBEE HEART HAS FIVE OPENINGS fo...
04/22/2020
Behind the Book - A Honeybee Heart Has Five Openings by Helen Jukes

Consider the honeybee for #EarthDay2020
🐝🌏
BookPage featured Helen Jukes, discussing A HONEYBEE HEART HAS FIVE OPENINGS for their Behind-the-Book series:
https://bookpage.com/behind-the-book/25046-helen-jukes-reflects-year-that-inspired-her-meditative-new-memoir-biography-memoir#.XqCj49NKiRu

Helen Jukes talks about the inspiration for her memoir, a story that’s full-to-bursting with warmth, wildness and visions of the gleaming, humming natural world.

WE RIDE UPON STICKS leads off PARADE Magazine's Best New Fiction list for Spring! 🏑💕https://parade.com/1022413/meganonei...
04/21/2020
The 22 Best New Fiction Books to Read During Quarantine (And Others to Look Forward To!)

WE RIDE UPON STICKS leads off PARADE Magazine's Best New Fiction list for Spring! 🏑💕
https://parade.com/1022413/meganoneill/best-new-fiction-spring-2020/

This year has been marked by challenge and isolation, and yet, in the midst of the coronavirus chaos, authors are helping us escape. Spring’s newest fiction releases cut through the noise and offer us somewhere to get lost—in absorbing plots, engaging characters and hours of distraction and imag...

ORDINARY INSANITY by Sarah Menkedick is a groundbreaking exposé and diagnosis of the silent epidemic of fear afflicting ...
04/20/2020

ORDINARY INSANITY by Sarah Menkedick is a groundbreaking exposé and diagnosis of the silent epidemic of fear afflicting new mothers.

📖 For more on #OrdinaryInsanity: bit.ly/2ULnqwA

“Becoming a beekeeper and becoming involved in a colony, I didn’t find something that was separate from the human world,...
04/19/2020
Why there's a buzz about Helen Jukes' beekeeping memoir

“Becoming a beekeeper and becoming involved in a colony, I didn’t find something that was separate from the human world, I found an ecology that was massively implicated by me and the people around me and the environment around us.”

Read more in the memoir A HONEYBEE HEART HAS FIVE OPENINGS, coming to the US in May.

Ground down by office work, the author took up beekeeping to find a new purpose … and love. She explains why honeybees are good counsellors

“King Lear is perhaps Shakespeare’s most desolate tragedy… In ancient Britain, life’s a bitch (not to mention your daugh...
04/17/2020

“King Lear is perhaps Shakespeare’s most desolate tragedy… In ancient Britain, life’s a bitch (not to mention your daughters), and then you die.” —Emma Smith, THIS IS SHAKESPEARE

Read more from #ThisIsShakespeare 👑:
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Ben Katchor's latest book THE DAIRY RESTAURANT is “a trove of fun facts… a Talmudic consideration of the origins of what...
04/13/2020
Food for Thought

Ben Katchor's latest book THE DAIRY RESTAURANT is “a trove of fun facts… a Talmudic consideration of the origins of what is sometimes called lox-and-bagel Judaism.”

Ben Katchor’s paradise lost – J. Hoberman

It's the perfect time to dig into some juicy nonfiction.
04/12/2020
Nonfiction About Important Women You Should Know || Read It Forward

It's the perfect time to dig into some juicy nonfiction.

We've curated a list of nonfiction about important women so that readers can learn more about the incredible women who helped win World War II, lead countries in their darkest days, accompanied condemned prisoners to the death chamber, and more.

From Meir Shalev's MY WILD GARDEN: “Despite my love for the fig, blood orange, pomegranate, and pitanga, if I were allow...
04/12/2020
Ode to the Lemon Tree and All It Provides

From Meir Shalev's MY WILD GARDEN: “Despite my love for the fig, blood orange, pomegranate, and pitanga, if I were allowed to plant only one fruit tree, just one, in my garden, I would choose the lemon tree.”

The garden shapes the house and the house shapes the garden. The house overflows into the garden with nooks and corners to nap and sit and work in that are like extra rooms. And the garden penetrat…

After four years spent writing about and studying the history and literature of attention, Casey Schwartz is trying hard...
04/12/2020
How to Pay Attention in a Time of Crisis: A Reading List

After four years spent writing about and studying the history and literature of attention, Casey Schwartz is trying harder than ever to harness its lessons. Her reading list:

For four years I have been writing about and studying attention: its history, literature, and its precious place in my own life. Under assault by the distractions of our technology, attention is st…

In her new book ORDINARY INSANITY, Sarah Menkedick writes that “fear is the principal means used to hold women to specif...
04/11/2020
Is Fear the Last Taboo of American Motherhood?

In her new book ORDINARY INSANITY, Sarah Menkedick writes that “fear is the principal means used to hold women to specific societal standards as mothers. To question fear would be to question everything, the entire institution of American motherhood.”

Sarah Menkedick suffered horrible anxiety after her daughter was born. In “Ordinary Insanity,” she examines the unacknowledged prevalence of clinically anxious mothers.

From Helen Jukes: “What do we mean by ‘home’? The word seems inseparable from houses. Yet when I looked it up, I learned...
04/11/2020
Behind the Book - A Honeybee Heart Has Five Openings by Helen Jukes

From Helen Jukes: “What do we mean by ‘home’? The word seems inseparable from houses. Yet when I looked it up, I learned that its original meaning referred not to a building but a state of being—a place at the heart of the real… where meanings are made.”

Helen Jukes talks about the inspiration for her memoir, a story that’s full-to-bursting with warmth, wildness and visions of the gleaming, humming natural world.

In this era of fear, ORDINARY INSANITY author Sarah Menkedick sees her anxiety for what it is, “an illusion of control, ...
04/10/2020
Perspective | How the coronavirus pandemic actually eased my anxiety

In this era of fear, ORDINARY INSANITY author Sarah Menkedick sees her anxiety for what it is, “an illusion of control, which I pretend can keep me and my family safe, but which only suffocates the perspective and expansiveness that make life worth living.”

And as fear rages my body like a wildfire, I simultaneously experience something very strange: All of my anxiety disappears.

WE RIDE UPON STICKS, Quan Barry's new novel about a field hockey team that will do anything—including tapping into an an...
04/10/2020
14 Summer Books We Can't Wait to Read This Year

WE RIDE UPON STICKS, Quan Barry's new novel about a field hockey team that will do anything—including tapping into an ancient evil—to win is “a delight from start to finish.”

In a time when the idea of physical travel is up in the air, the best escapes are on the page.

In ATTENTION: A Love Story, Casey Schwartz writes that “the gadgets we carry around with us are pitted against the possi...
04/10/2020
The Digital Burnout Was Coming. The Pandemic Is Expediting It.

In ATTENTION: A Love Story, Casey Schwartz writes that “the gadgets we carry around with us are pitted against the possibility of deep engagement… They ask us to be anywhere but here, to live in any moment but now.”

Casey Schwartz’s new book, Attention: A Love Story, explores our relationship with screens at a moment when we’ve never been more dependent on them.

Missing live theatre? Us too. Luckily we've got Emma Smith's new book THIS IS SHAKESPEARE to keep us company.
04/08/2020
11 Books for Theatre Lovers to Read in Spring 2020 | Playbill

Missing live theatre? Us too. Luckily we've got Emma Smith's new book THIS IS SHAKESPEARE to keep us company.

From Dear Evan Hansen and Hamilton deep-dives to memoirs and novels set in the world of theatre, this crop of spring books will keep your pages turning.

“This is the era to which we belong… we ban plastic straws and attempt to shame beef eaters. And we continue with our li...
04/07/2020
Why we struggle to pay attention

“This is the era to which we belong… we ban plastic straws and attempt to shame beef eaters. And we continue with our lives: we buy wedding rings… We continue to believe in the future, even while we know what we know. Our world is burning.”

It was as though she had developed a new superpower overnight. Food and rest – priorities of most 18-year-olds – no longer interested her. Instead, she would “study all night, then run ten miles, then breeze that week’s New Yorker”. The science journalist Casey Schwartz, author of a new bo...

“A bold and ambitious book about the magnificent, messy transformation that is motherhood… Menkedick explores with intel...
04/07/2020

“A bold and ambitious book about the magnificent, messy transformation that is motherhood… Menkedick explores with intellect and empathy what is expected of ‘good’ mothers, what we expect of ourselves, and the complicated entanglement of the two.” —Rachel Friedman, author of And Then We Grew Up: On Creativity, Potential, and the Imperfect Art of Adulthood

Learn more about ORDINARY INSANITY, on sale now: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/589989/ordinary-insanity-by-sarah-menkedick/?ref=PRHF951123882&aid=5474&linkid=PRHF951123882

From ATTENTION author Casey Schwartz: “Once I tried Adderall, I couldn’t forget what it promised me: a quality of attent...
04/06/2020
I Was Addicted To Adderall For A Decade. What Was I Chasing?

From ATTENTION author Casey Schwartz: “Once I tried Adderall, I couldn’t forget what it promised me: a quality of attention that I now idolized and craved.”

In college, Adderall gave me a sense of focus that felt sublime. Then I OD'ed. (An excerpt from Attention: A Love Story)

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