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Mark Davess and 33 other people liked Manny's review of Galatea 2.2:
Galatea 2.2 by Richard Powers
"People see different things in this unusual book. Let me start with the undisputed facts. The novel is written by Richard Powers, and its narrator is a character also called Richard Powers. The narrator and the author share a good deal of personal..." Read more of this review »
The Triumph of the Therapeutic by Philip Rieff
"While writing a rather lengthy review, I accidentally closed the web browser, losing my work. Acutely painful, I assure you. I don't have the time or energy to do it over again. But I will say this:

The ideal notion of community ought to rest on ra..." Read more of this review »
How To Learn Any Language by Barry Farber
"Trevor gives a good summary of what you'll find in the book, and I don't have much to add. Instead, I'll talk about how it relates to work that we're doing at Geneva University, developing speech-enabled software to help people learn a new languag..." Read more of this review »
Crazy by Pete Earley
"A sad, sad investigation into the mental health system that is charged with serving one of the most destitute populations in the United States - the mentally ill. He brings a nice mixture of historical context, personal story, and investigative jo..." Read more of this review »
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Kurt Vonnegut
“The Englishman said that he, when captured, had made and kept the following vows to himself: To brush his teeth twice a day, to shave once a day, to wash his face and hands before every meal and after going to the latrine, to polish his shoes once a day, to exercise for at least a half an hour each morning and then move his bowels, and to look into a mirror frequently, frankly evaluating his appearance, particularly with respect to his posture.”
Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five

“The reality that the (intellectually disabled) person is a version of myself is one from which so much can be learned and gained, and yet, it is a reality which most people deny and try to escape from.”
Wolf Wolfensberger

Ray Bradbury
“Sleeping beauty awoke at the kiss of a scientist and expired at the fatal puncture of his syringe.”
Ray Bradbury, The Martian Chronicles

Milton H. Erickson
“Change will lead to insight more often than insight will lead to change.”
Milton H. Erickson

“I'm all in favor of the democratic principle that one idiot is as good as one genius, but I draw the line when someone takes the next step and concludes that two idiots are better than one genius.”
Leo Szilard

66637 Public Domain Readers — 29 members — last activity Feb 25, 2017 09:03AM
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A study of great works of Russian literature! Does that sound too complicated? Shouldn't be. This is a friendly group where you can share your thought ...more
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