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Aug 20, 2013

Coauthored by John Green and David Levithan, Will Grayson, Will Grayson follows the crossing paths of two high schoolers, who incidentally both happen to be named Will Grayson.  Their connection is sealed when larger-than-life Tiny Cooper, best friend to one, becomes the boyfriend of the other, and all of them learn about self-discovery and being a positive force in someone else’s life.

Narration bounces back and forth between the Will Graysons, and this book excels at expressing the internal insecurities of these young men as they navigate the choppy waters of friendship and relationships. 

May 29, 2010

Directed by Doris Dörrie

Doris Dörrie is Germany’s most popular contemporary movie director. Her movie Enlightenment Guaranteed belongs among my favorite movies. I consider it interesting on three levels: it is a very funny comedy, has beautiful scenery of the Japanese countryside, and has a philosophical undertone. The plot starts simply. Two brothers find themselves on an airplane bound for Japan, one of them with an idea of vacationing in a Buddhist monastery, while the second brother got on the airplane by mistake. The story takes many twists and turns before the brothers finally reach