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The Trouble with Reality by Brooke Gladstone
The Trouble with Reality: A Rumination on Moral Panic in Our Time
by Brooke Gladstone
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The author is trying to make sense of the present political mess with the election of Donald J. Trump last November. This is actually a heartening book that a reader can get through in a couple of hours - it's concise, and at least you get the sense ...more
The Trouble with Reality by Brooke Gladstone
"This slim volume was thought-provoking and interesting, but ultimately left me disappointed. Brooke Gladstone, the longtime host of *On The Media* from WNYC, has a unique perspective on news, history, and media organizations. She leverages her exp..." Read more of this review »
The Trouble with Reality by Brooke Gladstone
"I was so happy that this was such a pocketbook-friendly chacke of a li'l book'ele, with its Twitter-age sized bits of insights that make books possible for the modern Adhd mind. For once, I bragged to myself, I could read a real book on the subway..." Read more of this review »
The Trouble with Reality by Brooke Gladstone
""Part of the problem stems from the fact that facts, even a lot of facts, do not constitute reality. Reality is what forms after we filter, arrange, and prioritize those facts and marinade them in our values and traditions. Reality is personal."

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The Plot by Will Eisner
" Czarny wrote: "I really enjoyed the Prague Cemetery which is also about the writing of the protocols of Zion. Eco wrote an introduction to this book. ...more "
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The Trouble with Reality by Brooke Gladstone
The Trouble with Reality: A Rumination on Moral Panic in Our Time
by Brooke Gladstone
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recommended for: Adults.
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The author is trying to make sense of the present political mess with the election of Donald J. Trump last November. This is actually a heartening book that a reader can get through in a couple of hours - it's concise, and at least you get the sense ...more
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Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot
Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats
by T.S. Eliot
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This was an extremely funny book of poems about the personalities of cats that the poet wrote for his godchildren in the 30s, wittily illustrated in this edition by the inimitable Edward Gorey. A reader can enjoy the 15 or so poems in about an hour - ...more
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Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot
Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats
by T.S. Eliot
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This was an extremely funny book of poems about the personalities of cats that the poet wrote for his godchildren in the 30s, wittily illustrated in this edition by the inimitable Edward Gorey. A reader can enjoy the 15 or so poems in about an hour - ...more
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Eight Months on Ghazzah Street by Hilary Mantel
Eight Months on Ghazzah Street
by Hilary Mantel
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This is a very interesting, entertaining, and even gripping, novel about life for an English expat in Jeddah Saudi Arabia, that eventually turns into a complex murder mystery. It's also a bit like a soap opera, in that some affairs are revealed in th ...more
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