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The Last Shot: Ci...
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recommended for: Basketball junkies, urban studies majors, fans of The Wire
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Gregg Gregg said: " The literary equivalent of Hoop Dreams and a perfect look at the failure of American urban social policy and how sports provides both as an escape and a detriment to people trapped in dire poverty and racism.

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Easter Rising by Michael Patrick MacDonald
Easter Rising: An Irish American Coming Up from Under
by Michael Patrick MacDonald (Goodreads Author)
recommended for: Self-loathing Irish White Trash
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A sequel to the stellar SOUTHIE. Irish project rat starts to resent his urban Irish-Catholic roots and ends up finding his identity by discovering the world of punk rock. Then he's practically forced into a trip to Ireland to see his heritage and ...more
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Parliament of Whores by P.J. O'Rourke
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The funniest and greatest commentator and writer of his era. Bar none.
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The Last Shot by Darcy Frey
The Last Shot: City Streets, Basketball Dreams
by Darcy Frey
recommended for: Basketball junkies, urban studies majors, fans of The Wire
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The literary equivalent of Hoop Dreams and a perfect look at the failure of American urban social policy and how sports provides both as an escape and a detriment to people trapped in dire poverty and racism.

I think this is the best book about sports
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Election by Tom Perrotta
Election
by Tom Perrotta
recommended for: Anyone
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This is my favorite fiction book ever written. It's funny, sweet and manages to capture the horrors of adolescence (and suspended adolescence) perfectly. Perrotta does a magnificent job of capturing the differences in the voices between his ...more
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The Dirt by Neil Strauss
The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band
by Neil Strauss (Goodreads Author)
recommended for: Scumbags
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The most surreal book I've read in years. An inside peak at a look of a bunch of illiterates with no sense of place or dignity. Hilarious both intentionally and unintentionally. Read anout Nikki Sixx bragging about getting away with a rape, Mick Mars ...more
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The Catcher Was a Spy by Nicholas Dawidoff
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About halfway done. A really interesting biography on the life and times of a baseball player who was a linguistics expert and Princeton graduate who ended up as a US espionage agent. A little dry but still pretty fun.
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A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah
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Much of the warfare fought in the past 20 years has made no sense. Many of the people fighting these wars are child soldiers forced into combat after their families were killed. An entire generation of West Africa (let alone the Sudan, Uganda, ...more
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The Cold War by John Lewis Gaddis
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The definitive book of the Cold War. Objectively written, immaculately researched. People really need to understand the Cold War a lot more, especially in light of our current geopolitical situation. It seemed like destiny for the West to live ...more
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The President, the Pope, And the Prime Minister by John  O'Sullivan
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Loved it! A review of how Reagan, Pope John Paul and Maggie tore down that wall, which resulted in the end of the 20th Century. Required reading, especially in an era when we're quick to pass judgment on current events without understanding the ...more
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The Autobiography of Saint Therese by Thérèse de Lisieux
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I'm not much of a fan of spirituality reading, but this is one of the best additions I've made to the bookshelf in years. An auto-biography of a True Believer who lived as a nun in 19th Century France. Therese of Liseux lived her life in dedication ...more
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