Justin tentatively reviews Destry Rides Again by Max Brand. Enjoy watching him TRY to review a book. It is quite hilarious.

Book Narcs Episode 14: Everything is Caffeinated


Today’s episode features local musician and coffee entrepreneur Lee Carter! Lee was a part of the former band Party House, is a part of a new instrumental project called E/Z/R/A, and is co-owner of the popular new coffee house in Minneapolis called Five Watt Coffee. We talk to Lee about some of his favorite books and get into our opinions on book clubs. Thanks to McNally Smith College of Music for producing our podcast!

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Ladies and Gentlemen! We have re-returned! Here’s a little update of things to come. Sorry for the grand delay. Enjoy!

There was much to hate in this world and too much to love.
Girls need cold anger. They need the cold simmer, the ceaseless grudge, the talent to avoid forgiveness, the side stepping of compromise. They need to know when they say something that they will never back down, ever, ever.
I began to draw an invisible boundary between myself and other people. No matter who I was dealing with. I maintained a set distance, carefully monitoring the person’s attitude so that they wouldn’t get any closer. I didn’t easily swallow what other people told me. My only passions were books and music.
But even so, every now and then I would feel a violent stab of loneliness. The very water I drink, the very air I breathe, would feel like long, sharp needles. The pages of a book in my hands would take on the threatening metallic gleam of razor blades. I could hear the roots of loneliness creeping through me when the world was hushed at four o’clock in the morning.
Do not leave your reputation to chance or gossip; it is your life’s artwork, and you must craft it, hone it, and display it with the care of an artist.
Men are men, vows are words, and words are wind.
As sure as water’s wet and days are long and a friend will always disappoint you in the end.
She was becoming herself and daily casting aside that fictitious self which we assume like a garment with which to appear before the world.
When two people are meant to be together, they will be together. It’s fate.
I don’t think any of us can speak frankly about pain until we are no longer enduring it.
Fate gives all of us three teachers, three friends, three enemies, and three great loves in our lives. But these twelve are always disguised, and we can never know which one is which until we’ve loved them, left them, or fought them.
It is always a fool’s mistake to be alone with someone you shouldn’t have loved.