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Many Alarm Clocks
Selections from Sy Safranskys Notebook
Many Alarm Clocks
Selections from
Sy Safransky’s Notebook
Many Alarm Clocks: Selections from Sy Safransky's Notebook
Softcover $15.95 
Hardcover $24.95 
E-book (PDF)  $9.95 

Orders will ship the week of February 23.

One man’s attempt to understand himself, his wife, his country, and the human predicament — all before breakfast.

In 1974 Sy Safransky borrowed fifty dollars to start The Sun. As the magazine has grown, he’s become a busy editor and publisher, but he still gets up before sunrise to write in his journal, occasionally publishing excerpts in a section of the magazine called Sy Safransky’s Notebook. Many Alarm Clocks offers a selection of those excerpts from the last fifteen years: 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.

Click here for a preview of Many Alarm Clocks, including the Table of Contents, Preface, and the first three sections of the book.

Mysterious Life of the Heart
Four in the Morning

The Mysterious Life
of the Heart

Writing from The Sun about Passion, Longing, and Love

Four in the Morning

Essays by Sy Safransky

Softcover  $18.95
Softcover  $13.95
Paper Lanterns More Quotations from the Back Pages of The Sun
Sunbeams

Paper Lanterns

More Quotations from
the Back Pages of The Sun

Sunbeams:
A Book of Quotations

Revised Edition

Softcover  $16.95
Softcover  $15.95
Stubborn Light
Best of The Sun Volume I

Stubborn Light

The Best of The Sun,
Volume III

A Bell Ringing in
the Empty Sky

The Best of The Sun,
Volume I

Softcover  $22.95
Softcover  $15.95
Best of The Sun Volume II
Best of The Sun Volume II

A Bell Ringing in
the Empty Sky

The Best of The Sun,
Volume II

The Sun Library

(Many Alarm Clocks not included)

Softcover  $15.95
Softcover  $100.00
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