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Gödel, Escher, Bach by Douglas R. Hofstadter
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I Am a Strange Loop by Douglas R. Hofstadter
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A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah
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Wall and Piece by Banksy
Wall and Piece
by Banksy
recommended for: those who learned about Che from the film "The Motorcycle Diaries"
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Banksy's art is provacative and gutsy, but you have to take his message with a grain of salt. After all, the number one spraypainting foil to Scotland Yard chose to publish a book of his work through the most exemplary, altruistic publishing house of ...more
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The Clustered World by Michael J. Weiss
The Clustered World: How We Live, What We Buy, and What It All Means about Who We Are
by Michael J. Weiss
recommended for: those who enjoy vast amounts of empirical data
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Although I have yet to find a lot of practical insight, this book is frighteningly accurate in its assessments of purchasing patterns and how they correspond to our self-perceptions. Delivered more as a marketing tool than a sociology tome, the ...more
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John Kenneth Galbraith by Richard   Parker
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What Learning Leaves by Taylor Mali
What Learning Leaves
by Taylor Mali
recommended for: susanna.
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Reading Mali's stuff doesn't compare to hearing him recite it. With a penchant for rhythm and acting, he's one of those people that comes across as condescending and patronizing and most importantly... right on the money. He's got the swagger that ...more
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The Paradox of Choice by Barry Schwartz
The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less
by Barry Schwartz
recommended for: can't... choose... too... paralyzed...
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This book hit the "no shit" zone pretty early on, and stayed there throughout most of it. What is it that Sherlock Holmes used to say? Oh yeah. "Elementary, my dear Watson." In other words, PRETTY SIMPLE. Yes, it's difficult to choose. Yes, it's ...more
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The Mysteries of Pittsburgh by Michael Chabon
The Mysteries of Pittsburgh
by Michael Chabon
recommended for: Post-grads who like swimming... in their own confusion.
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As if I wasn't impressed enough the first time I read this book, upon learning that it was Michael Chabon's MFA thesis I have a whole new level of admiration for it. An astonishing universe of characters I'd like to meet, characters I'd like to be, ...more
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