Textbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Textbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal

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"In the ten years since her beloved, groundbreaking Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life, New York Times bestselling author Amy Krouse Rosenthal has been quietly at work on this modest but mighty magnum opus, creating a spectacular literary experience that is unprecedented, unforgettable, and explosively human. Amy Krouse Rosenthal has cultivated a distinct blend of nonlinear memoir, observational humor, wistful reflections, and interactive connections with readers. A decade after Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life, she's back with a sublime new work, a timeless collection of insights, memories, and moments that are at once intimate and universal. Why the title Textbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal? Because each piece of prose is organized into classic subjects such as Social Studies, Music, and Language Arts. Because textbook would accurately describe a book with a first-of-its-kind interactive text messaging component. Because textbook is an expression meaning "quintessential"--Oh, that wordplay and unconventional format is so typical of her, so textbook AKR. Because if an author's previous book has the word encyclopedia in the title, following it up with a textbook would be rather nice. Textbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal speaks to the awe, bewilderment, and poignancy of being alive"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, New York :, Dutton,, 2016
ISBN: 9781101985021
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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Tigard_HollyCP Feb 12, 2019

As a children’s librarian, I enjoy reading a lot of kids’ books, and one of my favorite picture book authors is Amy Krouse Rosenthal. Imagine my delight when I discovered that not only does she write for children, but she has also published for adults! The title of this book could not be more fitting, in more ways than one. First, she shares her thoughts on life in a format similar to that of a textbook (or maybe an encyclopedia). Secondly, if you knew her at all (and you will feel like you do by the end of this book), you would find that the thoughts she shares and the way she expresses them truly are “textbook Amy.” And thirdly, there is an interactive texting component to her book! Certain parts of the book call for you to send a text. You will receive a text back connecting you to a website. You can share your own experiences and thoughts, post pictures, even connect with other Amy fans. You will also be connected to a Youtube video she made in which she enlisted a bunch of normal people to help her pull off a moving (literally and figuratively) work of art. Amy (and after reading her books I do feel like I’m on a first-name basis with her), spent a lot of time in her life thinking and writing about serendipity and living life to its fullest. Unfortunately, she died at a young age last year and I felt like I lost a friend.

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Lirael
Nov 27, 2017

Amy Krouse Rosenthal was hilarious in the way she approached anxieties and self-deprecation. She was also daring in the construction of her books. I loved this title and her other book, Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life.

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MT60
Jul 08, 2017

Another uniquely constructed memoir from this most interesting author. Given the year of publication (2016) and her death in March 2017, and the topics of the final chapters, I gather that she knew she was terminally ill. What a loss.

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HdeBrus
Jun 08, 2017

I really enjoyed Amy Krouse's TEDx talk, but I couldn't get into this very eclectic book.

Keep on beckoning the lovely..

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Jun 08, 2017

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Lirael
Nov 27, 2017

"When my life flashes before my eyes, I hope my subconscious turns out to be a skilled curator. It would be unfortunate to be stuck watching a montage of all the times I bent down to pick up those flimsy subscription cards that fall out of magazines."

"Just look at us, all of us, quietly doing our thing and trying to matter. The earnestness is inspiring and heartbreaking at the same time."

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