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Shriver, Lionel

So Much For That

Shriver, Lionel
Shep was going to split to Third World as he has planned his whole life so to do when his wife tells him she has cancer and needs the insurance, as crappy as it is, from his work. So he stays. So much for that! Very slow for me to read, but very well written with lots of clever observations. I really enjoyed this book very much, and would recommend it to everyone who knows someone who is chronic ill or dying.

Words I Had To Look Up:

fundoplication surgery (pg. 24) -- A surgical procedure in which the upper portion of the stomach is wrapped around the lower end of the esophagus and sutured in place as a treatment for the reflux of stomach contents into the esophagus
illiberality (pg. 127) -- Bigoted.
prize his little girl's fingers(pg. 130) -- To move or force with or as if with a lever; pry.
concomitant (pg. 131) -- One that occurs or exists concurrently with another.
imprimatur (pg. 161) -- An official permission to do something.
tare (pg. 169) -- An adjustment made for the weight of the packaging in order to determine the net weight of the goods.
fugged (pg. 203) -- To make stuffy and odorous
Branola (pg. 292) -- Either Post Bran'ola cereal or Orowheat Branola bread.
elegiac apathy (pg. 350) -- Expressing sorrow often for something past.
preternatural composure (pg. 368) -- Surpassing the normal or usual.
sedulous (pg. 425) -- Marked by care and persistent effort.


The fact that homelier and homier shared so many letters didn't seem a coincidence. (pg. 33)


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