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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #780 on: July 12, 2009, 11:53:00 PM »
Yeah, I'm not going anywhere near Audacity of Hope.  That's more like an actual politician book.  I don't know that Dreams From My Father could have come out once Obama started running for major office.
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« Reply #781 on: July 13, 2009, 02:50:18 AM »
Yeah, I'm not going anywhere near Audacity of Hope.  That's more like an actual politician book.  I don't know that Dreams From My Father could have come out once Obama started running for major office.


This is the only political book I can recommend.



I actually do have "The Wit and Wisdom of Spiro Agnew" which is just blank pages.  Get it?

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« Reply #782 on: July 13, 2009, 10:31:17 AM »
I have a vague memory of reading that Agnew gag in MAD 400 years ago.  Was it a real book, too?

Did Dole release that as a campaign lead-up?  I would be awesome if he wrote the intro to a guide for swinging in 1976, one for a book about finding the g-spot in 1988, and then this one in 1996.

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« Reply #783 on: July 13, 2009, 10:58:36 AM »
I have a vague memory of reading that Agnew gag in MAD 400 years ago.  Was it a real book, too?

Yeah, I bought it at a library sale about 4 years ago.  I wish I could report that it had library stickers and stuff on it, meaning it had sat uselessly on the shelves for 30 or so years, but it was pristine.

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« Reply #784 on: July 13, 2009, 11:04:44 AM »
I think you mean christine.
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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #785 on: July 13, 2009, 11:12:18 AM »
I have a vague memory of reading that Agnew gag in MAD 400 years ago.  Was it a real book, too?


You can get it used for two buck plus four for shipping on Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Wit-Wisdom-Spiro-T-Agnew/dp/B000KOT46W/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1247497873&sr=1-1

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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #786 on: July 14, 2009, 06:43:12 PM »
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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #787 on: July 15, 2009, 12:55:22 AM »
I'm giving Gravity's Rainbow another shot. I don't know if I'll make it through.
I'll probably go into the wee hours.

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« Reply #788 on: July 15, 2009, 01:34:00 AM »
Currently reading Whatever It Takes by Paul Tough about Geoffry Canada and the Harlem Children's Zone. Kind of slow but really good.
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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #789 on: July 15, 2009, 03:23:56 AM »
Starting Remainder by Tom McCarthy. Anyone read it?

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Re: Fave Books / Currently Reading
« Reply #790 on: July 15, 2009, 07:48:00 AM »
Starting Remainder by Tom McCarthy. Anyone read it?

I loved this book. I'm not saying any more about it though.
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« Reply #791 on: July 15, 2009, 11:48:56 AM »
Just finished:



I enjoyed it. A simple story, but the circus / Great Depression history makes it interesting. It's a quick read, fast-paced.

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« Reply #792 on: July 15, 2009, 12:22:17 PM »
If you haven't joined already, these are great:

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« Reply #794 on: July 15, 2009, 01:11:55 PM »
I'm on Bookmooch.
I'll probably go into the wee hours.