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Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life
by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Thank you for swinging by my book's website. I hope you enjoy your minutes here.

NPR's Morning Edition praises Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life

Handy excerpts of EOAOL now on

Watch the EOAOL interactive video

Cool viral video nods to EOAOL

I must confess that while I still (happily) read all the emails (and try to respond personally), I am no longer able to update the "thank you" and "purple flower moments" sections of this site.

May I also direct you to these online home bases?

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NPR Weekend Edition story

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Anagrams for "Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life"
--An Open-Door, Naif, Life-Cycle Diary
--Encyclopedia of I, an Ordinary Elf



Thank You

Lost and Found
The Chicago, Boston and San Francisco installments of the Lost and Found Project are now complete. 150 books were "intentionally left" around each city by a team of 20 friends/Book Hiding Specialists. They left them in places like the freezer at grocery store, shelf at Blockbuster, in the arms of a statue. Quite a few people wrote in to share their (often serendipitous) story of where & when they found the book. Filmmaker Steve Delahoyde documented the hiding of the first batch of Chicago books in this two-minute short film.
Did you find this book?
Notes from those who found a book
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Please help yourself to an Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life anagram on your way out:
All illustrations by Jeffrey Middleton