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Dry Manhattan by Michael A. Lerner
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Learned that I am right
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Descartes' Error by António R. Damásio
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Dense psychology terminology, hides a beautiful argument that probably deserves more beautiful prose. This book is all about emotions and feelings, but unlike soft-core psych (read: Self-help books) it makes a substantive argument for why they are im ...more
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The Thin Red Line by James  Jones
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This novel is awfully good. Clearly amongst the best war novels that I have read. I really didn't care for the movie when it came out, and after reading the book, understand why: The book is far more about the human rationalization of solidering and ...more
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Media Concentration and Democracy by C. Edwin Baker
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Very Poorly organized. I wanted the book to be better, because its arguments were generally on point, but it was unnecessarily dense and obfuscating.
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How We Are Hungry by Dave Eggers
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My first time reading Eggers. He has a pleasant, strange way of telling stories.
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The Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem
The Fortress of Solitude
by Jonathan Lethem
recommended for: Sean
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I'm not the city type, but a solid bildungsroman for that setting.
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The Future of Freedom by Fareed Zakaria
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So-so. Not what I expected
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Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson
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East of Eden by John Steinbeck
East of Eden
by John Steinbeck
recommended for: Anyone literate in English
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This book is purely human. It is epic in length, lathed on the high-drama of biblical allusion, and wrapped in American dreamism. But ultimately it is a testament to family and history, and their interactions on the present. John Steinbeck wrote this ...more
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And Now You Can Go by Vendela Vida
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I liked this book--freshly written with purposefully scattered details and asides. I think this reminds me why I don't like women (in the best possible way!).
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