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Lulu Miller is the cohost of Radiolab, cofounder of NPR's Invisibilia, and a Peabody Award-winning science journalist. Her favorite spot on earth is Humpback Rocks.

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The Other Animals (2019) — Contributor — 6 copies

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Miller, Lulu
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Miller, Louisa Elizabeth
Birthdate
1980s
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female
Nationality
USA

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Lulu Miller - Why Fish Don’t Exist: A Story of Loss, Love and the Hidden Order of Life: This is a perfect book for Type A’s. Life is chaos and you can’t always order everything and it’s OKAY. #cursorybookreviews #cursoryreviews
 
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khage | 40 other reviews | May 2, 2024 |
Based on the hype and a glowing recommendation from a dear friend, I had high hopes for this book. Instead it fell flat for me. It seems that I was supposed to be very moved by the author's personal struggles, but they weren't talked about in enough depth, or often enough, or with too little emotion. These struggles just weren't interesting and frankly didn't feel like they belonged in what was clearly a book about David Starr Jordan. Overall, the book was flat and a little dull.
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blueskygreentrees | 40 other reviews | Mar 4, 2024 |
Audiobook

Im pretty sure this one got on my list because it was on a “best of” audible list one year. It’s a very easy audio book to fall in to - the author is a podcast person (I know her from Invisibilia) and large sections of this book feel a lot like a podcast that you might hear from National Geographic or NPR. The story is part memoir and part history/biography of an old time scientist David Star Jordan, who did taxonomic research on fish and had a storied career.

I was enjoying it well enough at first but I started to get a little bored in the middle and I couldn’t quite understand why Miller was so fascinated with this guy and his fish labels. I almost abandoned the whole thing but I glimpsed a review on Goodreads that mentioned the shocking end of the book and that was enough to pull be back in.

What a turn things take with the legacy of Jordan! A true surprise.

The final chapter that explains the book title and the epilogue are really worth the dull parts about fish cataloging on the middle.

Everything can change in an instant with a shift in perspective.
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hmonkeyreads | 40 other reviews | Jan 25, 2024 |
I'm usually pessimistic about the number of items in a collection that I will enjoy. Given the focus of this collection, I expected a higher-than-normal percentage of pieces to enjoy. Nonetheless, I was surprised at how much there was for me here in terms of both quality and quantity.
 
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