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Professed bibliophile with 12 active cards spanning four continents.

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The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home
Susan Wise Bauer, Jessie Wise
Think and Grow Rich: The Landmark Bestseller--Now Revised and Updated for the 21st Century
Napoleon Hill
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September
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October 2013
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October 2013
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The Selfish Gene is Richard Dawkins argument for the evolutionary advantage of genes to contain selfish motives which ultimat...
The Selfish Gene - Richard Dawkins
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October 2013
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I thoroughly enjoy reading about the human side of super athletes and how they cope with the obsessive compulsiveness nature ...
Open - Andre Agassi, J.R. Moehringer
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October 2013
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I found Friendman's writing style too sensationalist to take as seriously as The World is Flat. I still learned a fair amount...
Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution--and How It Can Renew America - Thomas L. Friedman
September 2013
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reviewed: Science and Religion
I enjoyed Prof. Principe's lecture on the history of science and religion from St. Augusta up to present day. His 30min lectu...
Science and Religion (Great Courses, #4691) - Lawrence M. Principe
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September 2013
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Having spent time working in the IT industry, and reading previous works by Isaacson, I finished the audio version of Steve J...
Steve Jobs - Walter Isaacson
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September 2013
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This is a great reference book for an English Literature 101 style self-paced learning method. It is intended to train your b...
The Well-Educated Mind: A Guide to the Classical Education You Never Had - Susan Wise Bauer
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September 2013
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The audio book recording of TAOH is very calming. I found myself re-listening to the sections on marriage and empathy while b...
The Art of Happiness - Howard C. Cutler, Dalai Lama XIV
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September 2013
02
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Simple beautiful read about how to stay positive, be true to yourself, and be thankful for every day. The Tuesday's with Morr...
The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die - John Izzo
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August 2013
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I wouldn't classify the 12 Seuss books in this collection as my personal absolute favorite, but the selection is pretty darn ...
Your Favorite Seuss: A Baker's Dozen by the One and Only Dr. Seuss - Dr. Seuss, Janet Schulman, Cathy Goldsmith, Maria Leach, Molly Leach
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August 2013
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Great audiobook to ponder while doing housework. Bryson's delves into the biology and geology of our planet, and how very fra...
A Short History of Nearly Everything - Bill Bryson
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August 2013
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August 2013
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August 2013
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July 2013
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April 2013
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Informative, yet not as convincing as Nurture Shock.
Top Dog: The Science of Winning and Losing - Po Bronson, Ashley Merryman
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April 2013
09
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A quick book club mystery with too much negativity and foul language for my personal taste.
Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn
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March 2013
27
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CS Lewis addresses the British public in this short essay on his feelings about the removal of teaching values in the school ...
The Abolition of Man - C.S. Lewis
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March 2013
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Taleb would have done himself a favor by placing part III at the front of the book, then proceed to call everyone out. I am ...
Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets - Nassim Nicholas Taleb
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February 2013
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It was with great pleasure I took to reading about Einstein's human nature. It is full of witty aphorisms, theoretical physic...
Einstein: His Life and Universe - Walter Isaacson
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