Happy birthday Kyle Chandler!
Let’s celebrate with a series of the greatest Coach Taylor quotes:
"I said you need to strive to be better than everyone else. I didn’t say you needed to be better than everyone else. But you gotta try. That’s what character is: It’s in the try."
"You listen to people that love you and you listen to people that you trust. Most of all, you listen to yourself."
"I’m a firm believer in you can do anything you put your mind to, and yourself, you, I believe you can do anything you put your mind to."
"Champions don’t give up. Champions don’t complain. Champions give 200 percent. You’re not champions until you’ve earned it."
"There are more important things than football."
"A man takes care of his wife."
"Women are to be respected."
"You can’t beat yourself up because you’re taking chances on things. But don’t start giving up on what you set forth to do in the beginning. ‘Cause that’s gonna get you nowhere. I can promise you that."
"My dad used to say, ‘It always looks bad before it gets better.’"
"I can tell you that your children and the mother of your children are the two most important things in life."
"Listen to your mother. You listen to her and you respect her."
"Success is not a goal, it’s a byproduct."
"Every man at some point in his life is gonna lose a battle. He’s gonna fight and he’s gonna lose. But what makes him a man, is that in the midst of that battle he does not lose himself."
Vulture has the first look at the effing amazing cover of my new book. Read more about the designers and why this cover is perfect here. Comes out June 2015. CANNOT WAIT.
I cannot even handle how gorgeous this is. I want to buy it poster-sized.
New Jami Attenberg!
A new survey by the Pew Research Center has found that the 16–29 demographic in the United States reads books and patronizes libraries at rates higher than those exhibited by adults over 30. The results provide something of a counterbalance to the perennial hand-wringing over the alleged role of the internet in diminishing the audience for books or eviscerating the cherished public library. One of the study’s most striking findings is that although older Americans more heavily weight the role of the library in their community, they are slightly less likely than younger demographics to actually have been to the library.