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Children of the Mind by Orson Scott Card
" Reading Card write something beautiful and true like this makes me sad that his opinions of the real world are so barbaric. "
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Whole Earth Discipline by Stewart Brand
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Stewart Brand's manifesto for how to go about solving the climate change problem is refreshingly optimistic. It's not written for dining room table deniers, adults who approach books with a box of crayons. To my surprise, the main target of his criti ...more
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The Gone-Away World by Nick Harkaway
The Gone-Away World
by Nick Harkaway (Goodreads Author)
read in September, 2009
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I decided to read this book after hearing Nancy Pearl on NPR give a strong, short tease of a recommendation.

The first chapter is dense and I had a hard time making sense of what was going on. There are hints of a recent war, a gigantic world-spanning
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Physics for Future Presidents by Richard A. Muller
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I read it because it was recommended by James Fallows.

The conceit, what a future president should know about the physics of the problems she'll face to make the best decisions, works because it focuses the writing. Muller is a good writer so his expl
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An Underachiever's Diary by Benjamin Anastas
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This book is so short it should be read in one sitting to fully enjoy it. I regret I didn't read it in one shot. There are not enough breaks in the narrative for putting it down to be picked up later. There is no real story, just the diary writer's f ...more
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The Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships by Temple Grandin
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While verbose with too many restatements, this book did indeed provide unique perspectives. A lot of that perspective was personal testimony by the authors who have autism. Since the symptoms of autism vary in kind and intensity on a wide spectrum, e ...more
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The Spirit of the Place by Samuel Shem
The Spirit of the Place
by Samuel Shem
read in May, 2009
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I picked up this book because James Fallows recommended it on his blog. I read to the end because of the characters. I didn't mind that not every mystery was solved, not every misunderstanding was set right. That's how it is in real life. The sense o ...more
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