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review 2017-06-02 19:33
Slice of life is fun to say
Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life - Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Not very long ago, I saw an article that had gone viral about a woman who knew that she was going to die and she wanted to make sure that her husband found someone (it was like a dating profile but way better). The author was one that somehow hadn't made it onto my radar before this time and I couldn't help feeling thankful that I had found her even though it was under very tragic circumstances. You might have guessed who I was talking about at this point but just in case it was Amy Krouse Rosenthal and the article I'm talking about can be found here. Ten days after the article was published she passed away. It turns out that not only was she a prolific writer of children's books but she also wrote for adults. I thought I'd start with one of her well-known adult nonfiction pieces called Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life. It's somewhere between a memoir which depicts a slice of Rosenthal's life and a quirky encyclopedia. It's one of the most unique books that I've ever read and after doing some research into the author that seems to adequately describe her. She took the events and circumstances of the year in which she wrote the book to record alphabetically (as one would do in an encyclopedia) different aspects of herself (and the world around her somewhat). For example, under the letter J you would find information about her husband, Jason, with a "See Also Husband" at the end of the entry. It was a lot of fun to dip in and out of it and learn about this totally singular individual. It's a shame that I'm late to the game discovering Amy's work but I am certainly glad that I've found her now. 9/10

Source: readingfortheheckofit.blogspot.com
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review 2012-06-08 00:00
Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life - Amy Krouse Rosenthal Delicious! Moments of laughing out loud, moments of recollection and introspection. I wanted to finish it in the hotel room after the first flight, but I held off and finished it shortly after the third takeoff, bound for home.
When asked what category this book fits, I had to stop after "non-fiction"... memoir? humor? self-help? Powell's has is under "Humor-Narrative". How about we just call it "recommended" and be done with it.
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review 2011-04-07 00:00
Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life - Amy Krouse Rosenthal It's an excellent car book. It's taken my over a year to read it because I only picked it up when waiting in the car. The entries vary in length from a sentence to a page. Definitely some lol moments.
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review 2010-09-02 00:00
Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life
Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life - Amy Krouse Rosenthal I is for I So Don't CareN is for NarcissistW is for Why the Hell Did I Waste My Time Reading This?O.K. the idea was cute, I have to admit. But more for a private journaling project. Why the hell was this actually published?
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review 2008-12-30 00:00
Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life
Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life - Amy Krouse Rosenthal Not at all what I expected. Also, this book is amazingly interesting. It's a very different sort of book. Fun. Quick read.
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