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The Importance of What We Care about by Harry G. Frankfurt
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Jesus' Son by Denis Johnson
Jesus' Son
by Denis Johnson
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The work started out strong and then spiraled into a series of monotonous conversations and beatnikesque redundancies. I understand why the text has garnered such public acclaim, and there were undoubtedly portions of it that I thoroughly enjoyed, bu...more
The Social Construction of Reality by Peter L. Berger
"Berger's Social Construction of Reality is a thorough and concise expression of a lot of things I'd already learned or intuited about the topic. This is a nice thing to have, cementing a lot of thoughts in place and confirming that I had indeed un..." Read more of this review »
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A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn
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Howard Zinn presents a cohesive and well researched survey of American History from 1492-2009 or so. He isn't covert about the intentions that motivated the books creation, or about his intended effects on his readers. He wanted to compose a contrafo...more
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Charles Bukowski
“If you're going to try, go all the way. Otherwise, don't even start. This could mean losing girlfriends, wives, relatives and maybe even your mind. It could mean not eating for three or four days. It could mean freezing on a park bench. It could mean jail. It could mean derision. It could mean mockery--isolation. Isolation is the gift. All the others are a test of your endurance, of how much you really want to do it. And, you'll do it, despite rejection and the worst odds. And it will be better than anything else you can imagine. If you're going to try, go all the way. There is no other feeling like that. You will be alone with the gods, and the nights will flame with fire. You will ride life straight to perfect laughter. It's the only good fight there is.”
Charles Bukowski, Factotum

Leo Tolstoy
“Freethinkers are those who are willing to use their minds without prejudice and without fearing to understand things that clash with their own customs, privileges, or beliefs. This state of mind is not common, but it is essential for right thinking...”
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Bertrand Russell
“In all affairs it's a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted.”
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Herman Melville
“A smile is the chosen vehicle of all ambiguities.”
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