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Extreme Brewing by Sam Calagione
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Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser
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Good read. Much better than the movie, which is not saying much. I have been to McDonald's one time since reading this, and it was gross.
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The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins
The God Delusion
by Richard Dawkins (Goodreads Author)
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Dawkins sounds like a cheap Bertrand Russel knockoff when he talks about God. Stick to biology please, and leave philosophy to the philosophers.
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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Great Gatsby
by F. Scott Fitzgerald
read in January, 2000
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This book taught me that not all books assigned to me in English class are crap. I seriously enjoyed it and read the whole thing in one night. (Old Sport)
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Empire Falls by Richard Russo
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Slow, but worth it. Russo's characters don't jump out at you, you have to warm up to them.
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On the Road by Jack Kerouac
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I read this while I was 21 and bumming my way across Italy. Cliche or not, this book showed how nobody is really as detached as they seem. You have to read it like a performance piece. Just keep going. Going. Going.
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A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
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Bryson comes across as whiny. Still, there were plenty of laugh-out-loud moments and overall it was worth it. Plenty of stories to make you feel sad about the way nature preservation has sold out to corporate interests.
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Junky by William S. Burroughs
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I read this when I went through a little beat phase. I enjoyed it quite a bit for whatever reason.
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Agile Web Development with Rails by Dave Thomas
Agile Web Development with Rails
by Dave Thomas (Goodreads Author)
recommended for: Programmers
read in May, 2007
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If you are interested in getting started with Rails, this is the way to go. I'd recommend you read the first few chapters of Thomas' "Programming Ruby" first, to get a foundation in ruby first.
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