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The Martian by Andy Weir
The Martian
by Andy Weir (Goodreads Author)
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The Martian by Andy Weir
The Martian
by Andy Weir (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2014
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The Martian is an incredibly enjoyable quick read about a near-future astronaut's desperate attempts to keep alive after he is left alone on Mars. The story repeatedly throws obstacle after obstacle in protagonist Mark Watney's way. Much of my enjoym...more
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Save the Males by Kathleen Parker
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Save the Males focuses on the current wave of feminist thought that seems more interested in being anti-male than pro-female. The book proves entertaining and often very clever. The author obviously knows how to turn a phrase. But it seems the book e...more
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Save the Males by Kathleen Parker
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Sleepwalk With Me and Other Painfully True Stories by Mike Birbiglia
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Some of the humor was rather funny, but the book overall steered more serious than I thought it was going to. The "lessons" that Birbiglia zeroes in on weren't all that interesting. By end, I really wasn't left with anything.
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Confidence Men by Ron Suskind
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I found Suskind's account of what went wrong at the beginning of the Obama presidency and the financial collapse to be highly readable and engrossing. The book champions the theory that Obama's advisers let the president down. Larry Summers is certai...more
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American Individualism by Margaret Hoover
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Nothing really new or surprising here.
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Life at the Bottom by Theodore Dalrymple
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This was simultaneously depressing and fascinating. It's also one of the scarier books I've read; several of the stories were rather alarming. I think Dalrymple, with authority that is hard to question, diagnoses the problematic worldview of the unde...more
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"I guess we read Tom Clancy novels for different reasons. The length was one the enjoyments. And the environmentalists are the bad guys! Even better.

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