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Born Standing Up by Steve Martin
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Slight but enjoyable autobiography of Steve Martin, focusing on his stand-up career in the 60s and 70s. A handful of laugh-out-loud bits, but warm and engaging throughout, though it definitely helps to be at least a little bit of a fan. There's a lit...more
Mo' Meta Blues by Ahmir Questlove Thompson
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Great fun. Questlove writes about his life, the music he loves, the state of hip-hop, celebrities he's met, and the process of writing a memoir with a lot of energy, sharp observations and personality. He shifts gears on exactly what kind of memoir h...more
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Mo' Meta Blues by Ahmir Questlove Thompson
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The Bright Continent by Dayo Olopade
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Sharp, fun book about the ways African people are trying to work around their horrifically failed governments. A little too libertarian-rah-rah at times, but it's understandable to stress decentralized private mechanisms of filling governance needs i...more
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The Bright Continent by Dayo Olopade
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The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
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Truly fantastic book about the black families who moved out of the South and into northern and western cities in the middle of the 20th century. It took up a decade and a half of the author's life and it shows: it's incredibly well-researched and wel...more
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The Deed of Paksenarrion by Elizabeth Moon
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The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
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Why Does the World Exist? by Jim Holt
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An enjoyable introduction to the question "why is there something instead of nothing," from the perspectives of philosophy, physics, theology and logic. These are questions I haven't read much about and am mostly agnostic about; I remain agnostic abo...more
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Amor Towles
“As a quick aside, let me observe that in moments of high emotion....if the next thing you're going to say makes you feel better, then it's probably the wrong thing to say. This is one of the finer maxims that I've discovered in life. And you can have it, since it's been of no use to me.”
Amor Towles, Rules of Civility

Fred Rogers
“We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It's easy to say "It's not my child, not my community, not my world, not my problem." Then there are those who see the need and respond. I consider those people my heroes.”
Fred Rogers

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2011 Reading Challenge
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