From Chubster by Martin Cizmar
1. Chubster (noun): An overweight person who considers himself to be a hipster. Someone who is proud to be a fatty mcfatfat…They wear Old Navy Jeans because they can’t fit into anything from Urban Outfitters or from trendy thrift shops. They try to squeeze themselves into small hoodies and H&M T-shirts because slim fitting clothes look “dope” on them. They avoid being an outcast loner because they are seen as cool and desirable due to a magnetic personality and funny jokes that compensate for their perceived lack of physical attractiveness.
From 100 Yards of Glory by Joe Garner and Bob Costas, foreword by Joe Montana
That’s why I think this book will be so enjoyable to football fans. Whatever team, player, coach or particular game stands out in their minds, they are likely to find them all here and have the chance to relive their most treasured memories.
From Give Me Your Heart by Joyce Carol Oates
Their voices were a single voice. She was very young then. It had to be 1974, because she was in second grade at Buhr Elementary School, which was the faded red-brick building set back from the busy street; she has forgotten the name of the street and much of her life at that time but she remembers the school, she remembers a teacher who was kind to her, she remembers Rock Basin Park where the child was smothered.
This was in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania. A long time ago.
From Essential Pepin by Jacques Pepin
Like any working chef, I have always experimented with different foods and different methods. The recipes that I have created through these years are the diary of my life. I am, have been, and always will be a cook: my culinary identity defines me.
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From the poetry collection Night of the Republic by Alan Shapiro
The bad news was the sun was mortal too.
One day it would just burn out. The good news was
We’d all be long gone by the time it happened.