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Troy Troy said: " I love Anthony Bourdain and I've read other books he has written, so I'll probably tear through this. "

 

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Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain
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A biography and bits of wisdom from Anthony Bourdain, a former chef in a 3 star restaurant, known mostly these days as a TV show host on the Travel Channel.

A very enjoyable book, filled with insights from a guy who has spent his entire adult life wor
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The Nasty Bits by Anthony Bourdain
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I love Anthony Bourdain and I've read other books he has written, so I'll probably tear through this.
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Breakpoint by Richard A. Clarke
Breakpoint
by Richard A. Clarke
read in February, 2008
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A very decent book surrounding cyberterror, in the best traditions of Tom Clancy and others within the genre. It appears to be very well researched, and is very readable all the way around
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Wonderful Tonight by Pattie Boyd
Wonderful Tonight
by Pattie Boyd
recommended for: Rock history fans
read in October, 2007
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I originally picked up this book because I wanted to see whether this was a woman of some substance or one who just happened to sleep with two of the biggest stars in the history of rock and roll.

Ms. Boyd tells her story in a balanced way that made t
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Gonzo by Jann S. Wenner
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Excellent book about one of the greatest authors of the last part of the 20th century. It's told in a narrative by those who knew him best, except for his wife who I am sure is going to write a book of her own.
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Clapton by Eric Clapton
Clapton: The Autobiography
by Eric Clapton
recommended for: Any music fan
read in November, 2007
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For any fan of Eric Clapton, this book is an absolute must read.

Although a little shorter than I thought it would be, EC covers all the bases of his life. He speaks in detail about his childhood growing up with his grandparents, who for a long time h
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Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
Vanity Fair
by William Makepeace Thackeray
read in October, 2007
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I picked this up because a friend told me it might be something I would like. More along the lines of "chick-lit" but tolerable nonetheless.
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Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Great Expectations
by Charles Dickens
read in September, 2007
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Dickens is a little hard to get into if you're not exposed to him early on. I struggled with this book a little bit, especially the language (English Victorian) but overall, not bad.
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Taoism (Daoism) by Léon Wieger
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China’s Imperial Past by Charles O. Hucker
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Actually the text book for a Chinese history class I had.

Pretty interesting reading for anyone interested in Asian history and culture.
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