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.
A Fraction of the Whole by Steve Toltz
Awesome is Everywhere by Neil Pasricha
The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume
Superfudge by Judy Blume
Fudge-a-mania by Judy Blume
Hijacked by Grief - The Guardian article by Suellen Grealy
Truth & Beauty by Ann Patchett
The Problem With Memoirs - NYT article by Neil Genzlinger
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
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Machado
Fever Dream by Samantha Schweblin
Ulysses by James Joyce
Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
The Vegetarian by Kang Han
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