Dougloid
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Your Reading List

Sat Feb 24, 2007 1:08 am

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
If you believe in coincidence, you haven't looked close enough-Joe Leaphorn
 
CaptOveur
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RE: Your Reading List

Sat Feb 24, 2007 5:17 am

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

I can already tell I wouldn't like it
Things were better when it was two guys in a dorm room.
 
Queso
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RE: Your Reading List

Sat Feb 24, 2007 5:38 am

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

I can already tell I wouldn't like it

Ditto.
 
RichardPrice
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RE: Your Reading List

Sat Feb 24, 2007 5:40 am

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
 
gunsontheroof
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RE: Your Reading List

Sat Feb 24, 2007 5:56 am

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.
 
Dougloid
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RE: Your Reading List

Sat Feb 24, 2007 10:46 am

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.


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[Edited 2007-02-24 02:49:39]
If you believe in coincidence, you haven't looked close enough-Joe Leaphorn
 
CaptOveur
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RE: Your Reading List

Sat Feb 24, 2007 11:50 am

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.
Things were better when it was two guys in a dorm room.

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