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Think Like a Freak by Steven D. Levitt
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This book was fine, it was recommended to me by someone who does not read the blog. Frankly, having read most of the blog posts, I did not find it all that enlightening. You can save the money and read the blog if you have the time to click through.
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Best. State. Ever. by Dave Barry
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I hadn’t read anything from Dave Barry in a while, and I missed his work. This one is directly in his wheelhouse- combining Florida and stupid. It’s not going to surprise anyone, and it’s not the best thing he’s ever written, but, it’s clever and fun ...more
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Hero of the Empire by Candice Millard
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Winston Churchill’s cheek was second to none. I learned that he was 75% American (his mother and maternal grandmother were both Americans. I KNEW I liked him!). this book follows a young Winston’s adventures, briefly touching on the events that led t ...more
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Chuck Klosterman X by Chuck Klosterman
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I’ve always loved whatever Klosterman wrote, but felt that he was too gifted a writer and thinker to waste his talent on the subjects he chose (nominally music, but encompassing most of culture- music, art, sport, movies, television and the idea of c ...more
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Best. State. Ever. by Dave Barry
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I hadn’t read anything from Dave Barry in a while, and I missed his work. This one is directly in his wheelhouse- combining Florida and stupid. It’s not going to surprise anyone, and it’s not the best thing he’s ever written, but, it’s clever and fun ...more
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Hands Off My Food! by Sina McCullough
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This book is the first I've heard of that approaches our food supply concerns from a small-government perspective. It's the first book about food that I've seen that didn't just call for better regulation from government, and actually tells people ho ...more
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Brain Rules by John Medina
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I really enjoyed this book, though it admittedly spoke to me. The author is clear that he only uses data from peer-reviewed studies (so that's as good as it gets at the moment) and then he makes it accessible to people not interested in slogging thro ...more
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No Ordinary Time by Doris Kearns Goodwin
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This is an excellent book about the domestic life of our longest serving President. Doris Kearns Goodwin is reliably thorough and engaging in equal portions, as always. A very readable look behind the curtain of the White House during some of America ...more
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Flash Boys by Michael   Lewis
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Once again, Michael Lewis manages to write an incredibly engaging book about the financial world that will completely and totally infuriate you (or, at least, it should, if you are a trader and not a human).

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