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Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
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This is one of the ten best books that I have read in the last ten years. Kahnemann has summarized the work that he and Tversky, and others, have done, over the course of his lifetime in a book that any intelligent person can understand. Everyone sho ...more
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Peripheral Neuropathy by Norman Latov
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This was as thorough and as detailed and as interesting a a college textbook.
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When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chödrön
“Fear is a natural reaction to moving closer to the truth”
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A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
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“When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.”
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How to Create a Mind by Ray Kurzweil
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I am a Ray Kurzweil fan, so most of what is in this book I have read already. This book is a blend of evolutionary biology, neuroscience, electrical engineering, philosophy, and other subjects. For people not familiar with his work, I imagine that it ...more
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