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    Cyburbian cch's avatar
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    I've been reading Johnny Got His Gun. I've been meaning to read it for years. So sad, but so well-written. I can't wait till my girls are in bed tonight so I can read more.

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    I just ordered "Are You There Vodka? Its Me, Chelsea" by Chelsea Handler. For those that don't know her, she has a talk show on the E! cable network. Funny stuff.

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    Bill Clinton: Mastering the Presidency

    The more I read of presidential history, the more convinced I am that the true role of the President is to help define "the struggle" at that time, and to figure out how to get the American people to come together. It took a few years, but Slick Willy figured it out. It's too bad he was such a horny dude. Without the whole Monica thing, the Clinton presidency could have been great, not just good.
    "I'm very important. I have many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany"

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    My Secret Santa Gift was

    Americam Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House by Jon Meacham.
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    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    The Smartest 401k Book You'll Ever Read

    Just started this one on Saturday. I'm hoping to learn all the ins-and-outs.
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    Quote Originally posted by btrage View post
    Product Details

    * Hardcover: 240 pages
    * Publisher: Perigee Trade (June 24, 2008)
    I'm holding out for the revised edition.


    P.S. Punt the mutual funds and go for the ETFs.

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    Yesterday, I finished reading "The Lazy Millionaire" by Marc Fisher. Yesterday, I started reading "Automatic Millionaire" by David Bach.

    Other books that I've read since I last posted here include:
    - "Go Green, Live Rich" by David Bach
    - "Small is possible: life in a local economy" by Lyle Estill

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    Im reading Emma by Jane Austin, only a third through it and enjoying it!
    "Have you ever wondered if there was more to life, other than being really, really, ridiculously good looking?" Zoolander

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    I'm reading "The Making of Milwaukee". It gives a really great in depth history of the City of Milwaukee's growth and development.
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    I'm reading William P. Young's The Shack at the request of my wife. I've only gotten through 2 chapters, so far, though.

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    AIB Super Amputee Cat and his posts about Cairo, Illinois, I found a nearly pristine copy of Far From Home: Life And Loss In Two American Towns by Tom Powers.
    Growth for growth's sake is the ideology of the cancer cell. -- Edward Abbey

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    Ok now I'm reading Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell. His books always offer great insights.
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    Quote Originally posted by Dan View post
    AIB Super Amputee Cat and his posts about Cairo, Illinois, I found a nearly pristine copy of Far From Home: Life And Loss In Two American Towns by Tom Powers.
    NY Times Book Review:
    http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpag...5AC0A967958260
    Amazon info:
    http://www.amazon.com/Far-Home-Life-.../dp/0394570340
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    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    Hot, Flat, and Crowded by Thomas L. Friedman.

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    Screw the Roses, Send Me the Thorns: The Romance and Sexual Sorcery of Sadomasochism by Philip Miller and Molly Devon.

    It was a gift.
    Annoyingly insensitive

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    Son of a Witch by Gregory Maguire.

    next up is his new book - A Lion Among Men.
    In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. -Martin Luther King Jr.

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    World War Z


    Actually, I am listening to the audio version (I was able to get a free download from Audible.com).
    "Where free unions and collective bargaining are forbidden, freedom is lost." - 1980 Republican presidential candidate Ronald Reagan

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    I just finished Outliers by Malcomb Gladwell and am now starting Flight of the Creative Class by Richard Florida. I read "Rise" years ago and can't believe I haven't gotten back to Flight until now!
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    Just finished an extremely intense and fascinating book: My Lobotomy: A Memoir, by Howard Dully.

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    Just finished the new Tim Dorsey, Nuclear Jellyfish. Serge the serial killer is back. Laugh out loud funny, totally loony, like his others.

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    owner manual for nikon p50 camera.
    Oddball
    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    Quote Originally posted by Zoning Goddess View post
    Just finished the new Tim Dorsey, Nuclear Jellyfish. Serge the serial killer is back. Laugh out loud funny, totally loony, like his others.
    I loooove Tim Dorsey. Nothing brings me back to Florida and all its craziness like his books. I am one behind you, just finished Atomic Lobster.
    "Never invest in any idea you can't illustrate with a crayon." ~Peter Lynch

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    I've finally gotten around to reading the Harry Potter books. I'm about halfway through the first one. My 4-year old likes me to read it to her, and she asks a lot of questions, so it is taking awhile.

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    Quote Originally posted by beach_bum View post
    I loooove Tim Dorsey. Nothing brings me back to Florida and all its craziness like his books. I am one behind you, just finished Atomic Lobster.
    A co-worker started me on Dorsey's books 5-6 years ago; I read a lot of FL authors, couldn't believe I missed him. Now RJ is reading his books, too. If you order anything from his website, you get an autographed draft page from a book. And, he answers his own email.

    Jellyfish is convoluted as usual, but hysterically funny. But I think newbies would have to start with the first book to understand Serge.

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    Quote Originally posted by Zoning Goddess View post
    A co-worker started me on Dorsey's books 5-6 years ago; I read a lot of FL authors, couldn't believe I missed him. Now RJ is reading his books, too. If you order anything from his website, you get an autographed draft page from a book. And, he answers his own email.

    Jellyfish is convoluted as usual, but hysterically funny. But I think newbies would have to start with the first book to understand Serge.
    What's the first book? I'm looking for a good beach book or two for my vacation.
    In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. -Martin Luther King Jr.

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