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User currently offlineDougloid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 5 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 794 times:

Folks, there are (of course) many of you who are not native Americans and perhaps do not see things as we see them, if we see them at all, which is often debatable.

Be that as it may.

I have recently uncovered a peach of a book that is guaranteed to open your eyes about what this place is really like through the eyes of a local gal who's a cut above, being a UC Berkeley grad.

It is titled "We Tell Ourselves Stories In Order To Live", collected nonfiction by...of course!

Joan Didion, who is to American letters what Big Mama Thornton was to the blues.

ISBN 0-307-26487-4

Amazon has a deal on it, about $20, and because it's over a thousand pages the count is good. It'll keep you busy for a while, and you can even read a good piece about the aerospace industry in Long Beach, particularly my beloved Douglas of blessed memorywhich for an a.netter is alone worth the price of admission.

It also was printed in Germany and a very nice job of the bookbinder's and printer's art it is.

A tip of the hat to GGP Media GmbH in beautiful downtown Possneck for a great job, keep up the good work guys and gals!

http://www.amazon.com/Tell-Ourselves...05-0870094-4515637?ie=UTF8&s=books

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User currently offlineCaptOveur From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 5 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 765 times:

Quoting Dougloid (Thread starter):
being a UC Berkeley grad

I can already tell I wouldn't like it


User currently offlineQueso From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 5 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 756 times:

Quoting CaptOveur (Reply 1):
Quoting Dougloid (Thread starter):
being a UC Berkeley grad

I can already tell I wouldn't like it

Ditto.


User currently offlineRichardPrice From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 5 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 754 times:

Add this one to your reading list as soon as possible -

The Last Post, by Max Arthur.

In this book, Max has brought together the life stories of every surviving British veteren of World War 1, and they tell some surprising tails. Its saddening to see that some of those interviewed died between being interviewed and the book being published.

Its well well worth a read, definitely suggested.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Last-Post-Ca...02-7011203-9313447?ie=UTF8&s=books


User currently offlineGunsontheroof From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3500 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (7 years 5 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 744 times:

Quoting CaptOveur (Reply 1):
I can already tell I wouldn't like it

Ditto. I won't read anything written by someone with a top-quality education.



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User currently offlineDougloid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 5 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 726 times:

Quoting Gunsontheroof (Reply 4):
Quoting CaptOveur (Reply 1):
I can already tell I wouldn't like it

Ditto. I won't read anything written by someone with a top-quality education.

Hmmmph! Philistines!

All that really means is that they teach folks to remove the crayons from their grubby fists before putting the fingers up one's nose.


max headroom


[Edited 2007-02-24 02:49:39]

User currently offlineCaptOveur From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 5 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 713 times:

Quoting Gunsontheroof (Reply 4):
I won't read anything written by someone with a top-quality education.

So you are one of those people who confuses diplomas on the wall with actually knowing something.


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