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Ground Up by Michael Idov
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Oct 16, 2009

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I liked this book, especially how the author lampoons the hyper-educated trust-fund baby class of his two protagonists who thought it would be oh-so-cool to open a coffee shop. (Not open a business, which is evident from the opening section they have no interest in.) However, I made the mistake of reading Idov's Salon one page essay about his own failed coffee shop, which summarizes the best parts/lessons of the book much more succinctly. The parts of the novel that tried to embellish the story with adultery and other conflicts seemed a bit contrived in comparison. Still, it was a fun read with a smart sense of humor.
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