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Rocket Fighter by William Green
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Want to know what it was like to be a Nazi fighter pilot flying an experimental jet during the last stages of WW II? Yes, you do.
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Newjack by Ted Conover
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When asked by a reporter if he had read this book about being a rookie guard in Sing Sing, the warden supposedly replied, "What do I care what some newjack thinks?"
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The Dog of the South by Charles Portis
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Dude wanders around having interesting and slightly off-kilter thoughts about the world around him. It passes the time. You got something better to do?
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Bas Rutten's Big Book of Combat Volume 1 by Bas Rutten
Bas Rutten's Big Book of Combat Volume 1
by Bas Rutten
recommended for: Frank Shamrock
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One time I went to a strip club in Bettendorf, Iowa with Bas Rutten, Allan Goes, and Igor Zinoviev. It was crazy. Someone gave us a case of Bud Light, but Igor and Allan didn't want any, so it was all me and Bas. As we were going back to our hotel ro ...more
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The Ice at the Bottom of the World by Mark Richard
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Kick-ass.
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Yoga for People Who Can't Be Bothered to Do It by Geoff Dyer
Yoga for People Who Can't Be Bothered to Do It
by Geoff Dyer (Goodreads Author)
recommended for: jerks, British people
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Something about a guy who writes almost completely about not writing, being mad at himself for not writing, and about the minutia of his own life that I both love and hate. Mostly love, though, and I hate that about it.
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Charity by Mark Richard
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Though he later ran off to write for "Party of Five", Mark Richard was the Ric Flair of literary short fiction for a while. Much like Flair, Richard has been known to fly in jet planes and steal kisses.
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Jiu-Jitsu Unleashed by Eddie Bravo
Jiu-Jitsu Unleashed: A Comprehensive Guide to the World's Hottest Martial Arts Discipline
by Eddie Bravo
recommended for: people who spend a lot of time in half-guard.
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First off, yes, I did read this book before taking on one of Eddie Bravo's students at Grappler's Quest. And yes, I did dismantle the guy and shrug off every attempt he made at getting Bravo's patented "lockdown" on me, even as Bravo himself screamed ...more
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East of Eden by John Steinbeck
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If you don't like this book, then fuck you.
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The Watch by Rick Bass
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