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17
The Cat in the Hat Comes Back
3.81
Not as powerful as the original Cat in the Hat, but with all the inexorable poignancy of a repetition compulsion, The Cat in the Hat Comes Back draws ...more
Jan 1958
Oct 24, 2008
 
11
The Family of Man
4.18
This was in the family library for as long as I can remember, being an object of interest to me since before learning to read. Continuously in print s ...more
Jan 1956
Sep 18, 2008
 
6
The Dream That Was No More a Dream
5.00
Grinnell College, like most higher educational institutions probably, annually took on youngish professors for a year or three and never granted them ...more
Jan 1973
May 26, 2008
 
84
The Moody Blues (Including The Story in Your Eyes)
4.00
The Moody Blues were immensely popular while I was in high school and through college. I have never been much for rock concerts, usually only attendin ...more
Jan 1972
Feb 18, 2014
 
95
Dr. Seuss's ABC
4.03
His parents being concerned about how much time he was spending watching a computer video game on YouTube, first-grader Jack was told to stop and I th ...more
Jan 29, 2015
Jan 30, 2015
 
86
The Complete Phil Ochs: Chords of Fame
4.60
I was exposed to folk music and the urban folk scene from earliest childhood, Father being a devoted listener to WFMT's "Midnight Special" program sin ...more
Jun 2013
Feb 19, 2014
 
73
Screening History
3.71
Like virtually everything Vidal publishes, this book is a delight to read. At just over a hundred pages, I read it in one sitting.

Weaving personal rec
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May 20, 2012
May 20, 2012
 
50
Spain: A History in Art
3.33
I read this basically because I wanted a break from all the straight history works I'd been studying and perhaps because one of my friends, John Elkin ...more
Dec 2001
May 07, 2010
 
29
Greek Sculpture: Function, Materials, and Techniques in the Archaic and Classical Periods
3.75
During adolescence I was much impressed by Edith Hamilton's noting that the classical Athenian agora was a visually vibrant place, more “Eastern” tha ...more
Sep 02, 2009
Sep 02, 2009
 
7
You Cant Win Charlie Brown
4.20
From about age seven until ten or so I simply loved Peanuts, buying all the paperbacks available in Park Ridge's independent bookstore on Prospect Ave ...more
May 1962
Jun 04, 2008
 
2
The War is Over
4.38
This is the first editon of Phil Ochs' The War is Over. I owned it, loaned it, lost it. Bought the 1971 revised reprint by Collier.

Merged review:

Chica
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Jan 1971
Apr 30, 2008
 
64
The Art of the Body: Antiquity and Its Legacy (Ancients & Moderns)
4.00
The Art of the Body is a study of traditions. Focusing on free-standing sculptural representations, author Squire traces appropriations from archaic ...more
Aug 15, 2011
Aug 31, 2011
 
66
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
4.10
Dad's mother, Lajla, was as generous with my little brother, Fin Einar, as she had been with me, buying both of us many books when we were children. I ...more
Aug 1961
Oct 13, 2011
 
18
The Medium is the Massage: An Inventory of Effects
3.96
Not all my mentors in high school were teachers. Thanks to membership in Maine South's Social Science Society I was befriended by a number of older st ...more
Feb 1968
Mar 18, 2009
 
56
Tantra
3.44
An old friend of mine got involved with an American-born lama who had spent three years confined in a U.S.-based lamastery, meditating most of every d ...more
Aug 2005
Sep 25, 2010
 
80
Unforgettable Fire: Pictures Drawn by Atomic Bomb Survivors
4.61
This was given me as a birthday present by one I loved but with whom there had never been occasion to become lovers, one who died, shortly after marri ...more
Aug 16, 1981
Feb 15, 2014
 
20
Camelot
3.88
Dad first introduced me to White's The Once and Future King and to the recording of the original Julie Andrews, Richard Burton musical. In 1967 I took ...more
Jan 1980
Mar 27, 2009
 
82
Magpie Reveries: The Iconographic Mandalas of James Koehnline
4.40
Jim and I shared an apartment on Chase Avenue in Chicago's Rogers Park neighborhood for a few years. I'd been there previously, inviting him in after ...more
Dec 1992
Feb 16, 2014
 
85
Edvard Munch (Masters of Art)
4.17
Being Norwegian, I'd known a bit about Munch since childhood, by osmosis as it were. There were Munch graphics all about, one of his versions of the M ...more
Jan 1987
Feb 19, 2014
 
92
American Rooms in Miniature
3.00
I grew up close to the family of Eugene Kupjack, his eldest son and I attending Junior High and High School together in Park Ridge, Illinois. For some ...more
Jan 2000
Feb 23, 2014
 
89
100 Studies of the Figure
3.00
During the four years I was at Union Theological Seminary in New York my work-study job was as a campus security guard. The work was easy, affording m ...more
Jun 1978
Feb 21, 2014
 
22
Avant Garde
4.00
Several months ago the bookstore below where I worked in Evanston, Illinois had several back copies of Avant Garde on its sale table. That brought bac ...more
Jan 1970
Apr 03, 2009
 
94
Them or Us: Archetypal Interpretations of Fifties Alien Invasion Films
3.60
Years ago I aspired to be an analytical psychologist and, in preparation for this, read The Collected Works of C.G. Jung and many other books pertaini ...more
Jun 28, 2014
Jun 28, 2014
 
76
The Theatrical Response
3.00
This was the text used in the Introduction to Theatre course I took at Grinnell College to fulfill their Fine Arts requirement. Although I'd seen plen ...more
Nov 1969
Feb 10, 2014
 
87
Shooting Kennedy: JFK and the Culture of Images
3.62
Reading this book was reminiscent of reading C.G. Jung: associations of ideas and motifs all over the place! Unlike Jung, however, here the field isn' ...more
Feb 20, 2014
Feb 20, 2014
 
88
The Peter, Paul and Mary Song Book
4.00
Thanks to Dad and WFMT radio's "Midnight Special" I was brought up with folk music. Peter, Paul and Mary were certainly prominent among the performers ...more
Jul 1970
Feb 21, 2014
 
26
The Story of Babar
4.06
I have no idea if the edition Mother read to me was in English or Norwegian translation--probably the latter, as Mom was still learning back then. In ...more
Jan 1956
Jul 21, 2009
 
24
Petrushka: An Authoritative Score of the Original Version: Backgrounds, Analysis, Essays, Views & Comments
4.35
Growing up during the sixties, identifying with the counterculture and attending a residential college, I have had virtually no experience with dating ...more
Oct 1978
Apr 25, 2009
 
72
The Cultural Front: The Laboring of American Culture in the Twentieth Century
3.85
I bought this book at a neighborhood yard sale a few weeks ago, thinking to pass it on as a gift to my stepbrother whose fortieth birthday was nigh. G ...more
Apr 09, 2012
Apr 09, 2012
 
43
Playboy, August 1967 Issue
3.00
This was the one and only issue of Playboy that I ever actually purchased. Along with another issue given me by a friend--the one with the interview w ...more
Aug 1967
Mar 22, 2010
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