Welcome to the first chapter of 3 Books recorded live in an open bookstore!
Book City is in the heart of Toronto's beautiful Bloor West Village neighborhood and that's where I settled into the children's section to talk blame, beauty, and growth with my favorite bookseller in the world -- the one and only Sarah Ramsey (@theprintednerd).
I love Sarah because she takes the art of bookselling seriously and seemingly reads people’s minds to find the exact book they need to help them grow. As we always say: Humans are the best algorithm.
Listen in to hear us touch on themes of beauty, loss, and honoring ones we love...
Listen to Chapter 4:
What You'll Learn:
- What makes a great bookseller?
- Who owns grief after loss?
- How do you honor a life through storytelling?
- What Judy Blume book is the first to appear on 3 Books?
- What is one of the funniest stories I’ve ever heard involving marital guilt, shame, and Kindles?
- Why are humans the best algorithms?
- How can books transcend generations?
- What memoir helped invent the category -- and have we "over-memoired" ourselves?
- Why can you judge a book by its cover?
Ideas Worth TWEETING:
CONNECT With SARAH:
word of the chapter:
- Sarah's first book [18:10]
- Sarah's second book [29:30]
- Sarah's third book [46:44]
- The Book of Awesome by Neil Pasricha
- Everything Matters! by Ron Currie Jr.
- Book City in Bloor West Village
- Sydney Writers’ Festival
- Jaipur Literature Festival
- A Fraction of the Whole by Steve Toltz
- Jonathan Franzen
- Awesome is Everywhere by Neil Pasricha
- The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
- The Vietnam War
- Dickon Sowerby
- The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
- Bradbury Press
- Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume
- Superfudge by Judy Blume
- Fudge-a-mania by Judy Blume
- Beezus and Ramona by Beverly Cleary
- Bust Magazine
- Houghton Mifflin
- Ewing sarcoma
- Lucy Grealy NYT Article
- Hijacked by Grief - The Guardian article by Suellen Grealy
- Truth & Beauty by Ann Patchett
- The Problem With Memoirs - NYT article by Neil Genzlinger
- The 3 A’s of Awesome TED Talk by Neil Pasricha
- Publishing Genius
- Penguin Random House
- Seasonal affective disorder
- The Baby-Sitters Club by Ann M. Martin
- Candide by Voltaire
- 8 Ways to Read (a Lot) More Books This Year - HBR article by Neil Pasricha
- Brave Enough by Cheryl Strayed
- Mortality by Christopher Hitchens
- Spike Jonze
- Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
- Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Machado
- Fever Dream by Samantha Schweblin
- City Lights Book Store
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti
- Jack Kerouac
- Elan Mastai
- Ulysses by James Joyce
- Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
- The Vegetarian by Kang Han
- Haruki Murakami
- Fantastisch by Neil Pasricha
- Letters from a Stoic by Lucius Seneca
- The Odyssey by Homer
- Emily Wilson (first woman to translate Odyssey into English)
- Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle
- The Blue Lobster by Robin Taylor-Chiarello