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Lee Eisenberg

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Average rating: 3.29 · 652 ratings · 127 reviews · 13 distinct works · Similar authors
The Number: What Do You Nee...

3.14 avg rating — 390 ratings — published 2006 — 9 editions
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Shoptimism: Why the America...

3.37 avg rating — 138 ratings — published 2009 — 9 editions
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The Point Is: Making Sense ...

3.72 avg rating — 82 ratings — published 2016 — 7 editions
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Breaking Eighty: A Journey ...

3.92 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 1997 — 3 editions
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The Number: A Completely Di...

2.33 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 2011
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The Ultimate Fishing Book

3.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1981 — 2 editions
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Viagra Nation: The Definiti...

liked it 3.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1998
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Esquire's The Soul Of America

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Finally got around to reading. Worth the wait.

Last section, a critical essay, includes a smart tribute to Keith Jarrett, no matter than Jarrett makes going to a live performance so stressful. God forbid you should have to cough.
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Strangely, this short memoir of the Village in the 40's was reportedly included in David Bowie's list of 100 favorite books. Now that I've read it, it seems even stranger.
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Benjamin Franklin
“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.”
Benjamin Franklin

Henry James
“The only obligation to which in advance we may hold a novel, without incurring the accusation of being arbitrary, is that it be interesting.”
Henry James

Toni Morrison
“If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.”
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Stephen King
“If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.”
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“One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.”
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