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Listen to an excerpt from Many Alarm Clocks

November 1, 2019

Stream or download selections from Many Alarm Clocks, a collection of journal entries from The Sun’s founder and editor published in the magazine as Sy Safransky’s Notebook.

The book is a lyrical, highly personal, often self-deprecating series of ruminations on love and loss, faith and doubt, hypocritical Republicans and feckless Democrats. Safransky writes about loving his wife and about eating too much and about not meditating enough and about getting older every day no matter how many vitamins he takes. Sometimes he talks to the dead. Sometimes he argues with God. He readily admits there’s a lot he’ll never understand, but he’s determined to honor this brief, mysterious existence by being awake for it.

Many Alarm Clocks is available in paperback or hardcover. During our holiday book sale, all of our titles are 25 percent off.

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