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The Untold History of The United States by Oliver Stone
"I think the utility of this book lies in what it is not. It's not all-encompassing, but a history of the 20th Century. It's also not objective, but everyone knows that when he/she sees who wrote it. I don't know if it is more comprehensive than it..." Read more of this review »
The Untold History of the United States by Oliver Stone
"I couldn't forget when the author said:
"The West won the world not by the superiority of its ideas or values or religion (to which few members of other religions were converted) but rather by its superiority in applying organized violence. Wester..." Read more of this review »
The Kid Stays in the Picture by Robert  Evans
"One of the most purely entertaining books I've ever read. Robert Evans is clearly a narcissistic man, but he knows how to tell the story of his fascinating life with panache."
Death Scenes by Sean Tejaratchi
" This book is reality at its worst. I know that this was just a scrap book kept by a police officer many years ago but the one thing I really wanted out of this book was a little more story to the people in the photos. I realize that he more then..." Read more of this review »
" Laurel wrote: "I loved Nic's book and have been deeply touched by his willingness to expose himself so that others may learn more about addiction and ...more "
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“Watching television is like taking black spray paint to your third eye.”
Bill Hicks
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“If you want to understand a society, take a good look at the drugs it uses. And what can this tell you about American culture? Well, look at the drugs we use. Except for pharmaceutical poison, there are essentially only two drugs that Western civilization tolerates: Caffeine from Monday to Friday to energize you enough to make you a productive member of society, and alcohol from Friday to Monday to keep you too stupid to figure out the prison that you are living in.”
Bill Hicks
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In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
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This book is a masterpiece. If anyone wants to learn what good writing is all about, read this book. Truman Capote brought you in to 1959, into small-town Kansas life with the beauty and the wholesome life and dreams of the town-folk; and then went o ...more
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Philip Roth
“Maybe the best thing would be to forget being right or wrong about people and just go along for the ride. But if you can do that -- well, lucky you.”
Philip Roth

Philip Roth
“Actually we did not have the feelings we said we had until we spoke them--at least I didn't; to phrase them was to invent them and own them.”
Philip Roth, Goodbye, Columbus and Five Short Stories

Hunter S. Thompson
“When the going gets weird, the weird turn professional.”
Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72

Bill Hicks
“I loved when Bush came out and said, 'We are losing the war against drugs.'

You know what that implies? There's a war being fought, and the people on drugs are winning it.”
Bill Hicks

Philip Roth
“Everybody else is working to change, persuade, tempt and control them. The best readers come to fiction to be free of all that noise.”
Philip Roth

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