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Martin Dressler by Steven Millhauser
" I'm almost embarrassed to be having this conversation in public, because it seems like I just want everyone to know that I read this book too.

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Conspicuous Consumption by Thorstein Veblen
Conspicuous Consumption
by Thorstein Veblen
read in August, 2008
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You are what you consume. And you consume what you think you are. Haven't run into a 100+ year old idea this solid in a while. Now I want to read the entire Theory of the Leisure Class.
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A Hedonist in the Cellar by Jay McInerney
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I kind of wish I'd read [Book: Red, White, and Drunk All Over] first. I finished this book with a list of wines to try. Really enjoyed the center chapters--profiles of winemakers. It's clear that McInerney lives and drinks outside my tax bracket. Sti ...more
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Red, White, and Drunk All Over by Natalie MacLean
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This book is kind of what is wrong with star ratings, because it's a four star wine read, but put it in a Good Reads list, and I can't quite let myself put it on par with [Book: The Selfish Gene] or [Book: Native Son]. So three it is.

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Watchmen by Alan Moore
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Dark Age Ahead by Jane Jacobs
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" Though it's a disputed point, the Book of Mormon was written sometime between 2,000 B.C. and 1830 A.D. As beloved and influential as it may be, one th ...more "
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No Country For Old Men by Cormac McCarthy
No Country For Old Men
by Cormac McCarthy
read in July, 2008
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I picked this up because I really liked The Road, and wanted to read more McCarthy. And I loved the Coen brothers' film. And I wanted an easy read. But I was a little concerned that I might not be able to get the film out of my head. And at first, I ...more
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Sputnik Sweetheart by Haruki Murakami
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