Higher Math: The Book Moose Minnion Never Wrote : a Novel

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Faber and Faber, Nov 1, 1991 - Fiction - 244 pages
Chronicles the life and times of amateur mathematician and former stand-up comic Marissa "Moose" Minnion who, due to an allergic reaction to Brazil nuts, is in a coma. Her unfinished manuscript is found by five editors, who publish it pre-posthumously (because she's not actually dead yet). The editors disagree with each other in the footnotes as each presents their take on the life of this unknown writer who sought to codify human interactions, using formulas like the Duration of Toleration ratio, which says that the time you're with someone should never exceed the time you can stand them for (this was based upon a queasy Love Connection date).

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This author's first presents more than we ever wanted to know about the life of a Hollywood slacker, by a former stand-up comedienne, author/producer of the musical Life Is a Low-Budget Musical ... Read full review

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About the author (1991)

Jennifer Ball has two published novels, Higher Math and Catalyst, as well as a how-to on digital typography. Jennifer has was the music editor for the San Diego Reader for 7.5 years, and has played French horn in a rock band with her husband for 29 years. She has also been on seven television game shows and owned a house pig. She spent ten months in China (2013-2014) teaching college English at Soochow University.

Jennifer has researched language for more than five years, read 100 books on the subject (https://www.academia.edu/6676971/Bibliography), and is in her fifth year of formal Mandarin training. She has compared Sumerian and Akkadian cuneiform, Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs, Maya glyphs, and Chinese characters in order to showcase the similarities that exist between them, especially the prevalence of bilateral symmetry in words related to female mammals. 

For more information: http://www.OriginofAlphabet dot com

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