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Lou Yonke rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The Mysteries of Pittsburgh by Michael Chabon
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I read this book because its setting was Pittsburgh and takes place in the late 80's when I was in Pittsburgh. I liked the familiar locations in the book. The story was ok, pretty good. I give it better than two stars, closer to three stars but proba...more
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My Life as an Experiment by A.J. Jacobs
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It was a light read with some funny parts. I would call it more of a bathroom reader, rather than a book to immerse yourself in. But as a humor book, that's what I should have expected.
Lou Yonke rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Eleven Minutes by Paulo Coelho
Eleven Minutes
by Paulo Coelho (Goodreads Author)
read in June, 2011
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I really liked this book. This is the first book by well-known author Paulo Coelho that I have read. Maria is a Brazilian girl who longs to see the world and find real love, soooo ..... she visits and moves to Europe and becomes a prostitute. Surpris...more
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The Entitled by Frank Deford
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Though it doesn't rank anywhere on my best books list, I liked it. Frank Deford is a sportswriter, not a novelist. His fictional 300-page story centered around a hotel room incident involving a star baseball player probably occurs in sports today a l...more
Lou Yonke rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Netherland by Joseph O'Neill
Netherland
by Joseph O'Neill
read in March, 2011
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Three stars means "I liked it". Written in the first person and set in the early 2000's in New York City, Hans van den Broek works in financial services as an analyst; from the Netherlands, he is recently separated from his wife and young son. He tak...more
Lou Yonke rated a book 2 of 5 stars
Wikinomics by Don Tapscott
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This is another one of those books that criticizes every old business practice of the past and hails everything young and new. To me, it actually reeks of socialism. While I understand author Don Tapscot’s need to prove his point by including numerou...more
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Where Men Win Glory by Jon Krakauer
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This is my fourth Jon Krakauer book (I'm not sure if he's written a fifth). "Into Thin Air" and "Under the Banner of Heaven" are both on my top books of all time list. For me, "Where Men Win Glory" falls just one notch below them, but it is a very ve...more
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Turn Left At The Trojan Horse by Brad Herzog
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Author Brad Herzog recently turned 40 and is journeying without his wife and kids in a Winnebago from Seattle, WA to Cornell, NY for his 20-year college reunion. He travels from town to town in search of the modern-day hero, paralleling the Iliad and...more
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Pegasus Bridge by Stephen E. Ambrose
Pegasus Bridge
by Stephen E. Ambrose
read in November, 2010
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The Band of Brothers author writes a short 200-page book about one very important WW2 battle that Ambrose calls instrumental to the Allies' overall D-Day success. Ambrose takes the reader from initial planning to the minute-by-minute events of the da...more
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The Lost City of Z by David Grann
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This is the story of Colonel Percy Harrison Fawcett's lifelong search for the lost city of Z in the Amazon. The famous adventurer was known throughout the world in the first decades of the 20th century, but his obsession cost both him and his son the...more
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