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Proof by Adam Rogers
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Proof by Adam Rogers
Proof: The Science of Booze
by Adam Rogers
read in December, 2014
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OK, first off - there are not enough narrators out there. The version of this book I listened to had the same narrator as the Feynman book I recently listened to, The Pleasure of Finding Things Out: The Best Short Works of Richard P. Feynman, both na ...more
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Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T.E. Lawrence
Seven Pillars of Wisdom
by T.E. Lawrence
read in December, 2014
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Lyrical and detailed, it is worth listening to. Some of the details of the battles or troop movements can be a bit much, but there is definitely a 'history alive' interest there. Some moments, such as when he speaks of the importance of the inland va ...more
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Think Like a Freak by Steven D. Levitt
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Short, interesting, feels a bit like a collection of the podcasts. They add some podcasts on the end, which furthers that impression. Ideas include 'Think Like A Child', 'Deciding Whether to Quit', 'Looking at the Small Things', and not ignoring the ...more
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The Pleasure of Finding Things Out by Richard P. Feynman
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Collected lectures from a variety of events. Some have student questions, some have scientific audiences, some have layperson audiences. He rarely gets too much into detail on the science, but frequently discuss the nature of science, the attitude of ...more
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Every Tongue Got to Confess by Zora Neale Hurston
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This is a collection of folk tales from the mostly rural South collected in the early part of the 20th Century. The language is intentionally accented and heavy with local sound. This made it slightly hard to understand sometimes, particularly in the ...more
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The 50th Law by 50 Cent
The 50th Law
by 50 Cent
read in December, 2014
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Broke, USA by Gary Rivlin
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Interesting. I found the in-depth information about subprime lending the most engaging, particularly the story of Martin Eaks, Self Help Credit Union and the Center for Responsible Lending. I'd never really thought about payday loans and pawn shops a ...more
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The Art of Thinking Clearly by Rolf Dobelli
The Art of Thinking Clearly
by Rolf Dobelli
read in November, 2014
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Easy read - as he describes it, it's an enhanced list of basic fallacies people fall into. I finished it, but felt it was repeating things I already knew. However, things that are worth double drilling into my mind. He distills many of the ideas in T ...more
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Tenacious by Mike Shepherd
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Not sure if this was not up to the standard of the rest of the series, or if the fact I read the rest of the series in quick succession made it seem better than it was. This installment just didn't engage me, although it was a quick easy read.
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