Five Star Friday's 139th Edition Is Brought to You By Truman Capote

This Five Star Friday roundup is brought to you by books, Hungary, thirst, adoption, a goodbye, pregnancy, depression, a wedding, the sense of smell, death of a spouse, disordered eating, Valentine's Day, princesses, healing, premature babies, courage, favours, politics, and Truman Capote:

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Finishing a book is just like you took a child out in the back yard and shot it.
     — Truman Capote

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Thoughts In a Bookstore

" from

Joe Blogs

:

The amazing thing to me about diet books is how viciously they attack other diet books. I've read all the David Sedaris books, and not once do I recall him writing a sentence like: "Other humor writers will tell you that boogers are funny. They are entirely wrong. For the first seven chapters, I will show you the scientific evidence why booger jokes do not have any effect on the section of the brain that attends to humor."

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Soon After the Fall

" by

Julian Gallo

at

Indie Ink

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Thirsty

" from

Flutter

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Let Love Fall

" from

Amy Turn Sharp

:

I stand up like a tough one on the corner of Main and State and I look at the car and it's like the world starts to move like an old record, like something slow and stuck. I'm in a fish bowl. I'm wet with water from the underworld. William is yelling and as this car passes she looks out the window through the clean glass and I see her. She is shiny and pink and glossy and I just want to shout out:
you look so fucking beautiful

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How I Got Over It

" from

The Healthy Living Project

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Just For Tonight

" from

You. Me. No Adult Supervision...

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Asymmetrical Mass Favors, A Tragedy of Our Commons

" from

Seth Godin's Blog

:

The favor is too important to be discarded, but the internet is making things that look like favors (but are actually asymmetrical takings) more and more common. It's putting pressure on people who are usually open to a favor to do the difficult thing and just say no.

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Notes from the Kitchen After Midnight

" from

Birdykins: Fly. Crash. Repeat.

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Pyjamas

" from

Bag Lady

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When the Heart On Your Sleeve Becomes a Weapon and the Loss of Grace

" from

Uppercase Woman

:

...I have kept silent because, to me, it seems very much as if facts no longer matter.
I listed a bunch of information above about Planned Parenthood, but you know what?
Most people don't give a shit about facts.
Facts are no longer relevant.
We've lost the ability and willingness to reason.
And that makes me sadder than anything.

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Senseless

" from

Resistant But Persistent

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A Big Family of Brave Women

" from

Surrender, Dorothy

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Through Plastic She Kicks

" from

sweet | salty

They make your breath catch, those babies. Your hand goes to your chest for the comfort of your own thump.
If you’ve ever been so unfortunately fortunate to meet one, you know they’re the most beautiful creatures ever. They make it so you never see anything the same way again. Not food, not grass, not your own thump. You step out from inside a controlled, sanitized staleness to the place where mud puddles and rosy cheeks happen. You shrug at all the crap you once thought was precious. You stop and stare at all the things you once thought were inanimate.

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A History of Eating

" from

Premature Nostalgia

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In the Winter You Were Born

" from

Torpid Trifling

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Broken, Unbroken

" from

Dutch Blitz

I chose a different path than my parents did, not as a judgment of them, but as a hope to have a life less broken. For as much as the world tries to spin marriage as something outdated and divorce as something to be expected, I am a living testament to the fact that divorce does leave people broken. And that marriage is alive and well.

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In Defense of Princesses

" from

This Heavenly Life

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