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Numbers Rule Your World by Kaiser Fung
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Had high points in the discussion of how data and statisticians help glean truths that run counter to common beliefs/ myths/ stories. But it's a plodding read at times.
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Naked Statistics by Charles Wheelan
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The Start-Up of You by Reid Hoffman
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It's an extended LinkedIn ad, which isn't the worst thing. There is a lot of advice that seems fairly basic - "connect with people" - that isn't revolutionary. On the upside, there's no magic "thing" that leads to solution. There are solid tips on ho...more
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Invisibles by David     Zweig
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The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. by Adelle Waldman
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A solid book - slice of the Brooklyn I hope to hardly ever see again. Often well written and insightful about a certain type of self involved shallow man who is shallow about deep thinking, the book unfortunately has a devil and angel in flat charact...more
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I Don't Know What You Know Me From by Judy Greer
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Likeable but wears thin a third of the way in - the likeability adds a star. Other than that, it's fluffy and a good look into an actress who is living the dream of being enough of a star to get lots of work but not so famous that she can't live a re...more
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The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta
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Credit to Perotta for not making this book a slog to get through. A decent concept, a nice twist on the end of the world as we know it theme.

But early on, I wondered if Perotta received this idea at a dinner party, joked about what would happen if s...more
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The Man in My Basement by Walter Mosley
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Small Island by Andrea Levy
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Don't Put Me In, Coach by Mark Titus
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A very good two stars. Titus is childishly funny at times, and while definitely dipping into some easy race jokes, has a few illuminating stories as well. I enjoyed the read, just not as much as other books.

And kudos to him not actually being a cond...more
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