I just finished "American on Purpose" by Craig Ferguson. Pretty good book detailing the life of my favorite late night host.

Now I am on to Jon Krakauer's "Where Men Win Glory".
During a 3 hour flight delay recently I bought Up In The Air. This guy definitely traveled for business. Scary how many things he writes about hit so close to home, which makes it pretty funny at times...until I realize I'm laughing at myself.
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz

Interesting literary style he chose to write this book with...
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Originally posted by pape du neuf:
If any of you have not read Catcher in the Rye in the last 30 years or so, you should give it another try. It's better than you remember.

RIP JD Salinger


Funny, I just read this book about 2 months ago. It's one of those books I can read over and over and over again. RIP.
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Originally posted by pape du neuf:
If any of you have not read Catcher in the Rye in the last 30 years or so, you should give it another try. It's better than you remember.

As indicated above, I read it again recently. I didn't find it nearly as interesting as I once did.
Listening to: Getting Things Done - David Allen; David Copperfield - Dickens.
Reading: Wine Drinking for Inspired Thinking - Michael Gelb; The Essential Rumi - translated by Coleman Barks
I'm in the middle of reading Bill Simmons' The Book of Basketball right now. Very entertaining, even if I tire of his discussion of Boston teams sometimes.
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Originally posted by Gigond Ass:
Under the Banner of Heaven-John Krakauer


I just noticed that you read this. I read it a couple years back and thought it was good, despite having some messed up stuff in it.

On the other hand, I finished his latest book on Pat Tillman recently, and did not enjoy it at all.
Just finished Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter. Nice easy read. Made me want to go out and pick up a biography on the man.
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Originally posted by snipes:
Just finished Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter. Nice easy read. Made me want to go out and pick up a biography on the man.


Although not a "complete" biography, I can HIGHLY recommend: Team of Rivals by Delores Kearns Goodwin. I'll never think of Lincoln as an obscure, bumbling country lawyer again after reading this. Great book.

PH
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Originally posted by PurpleHaze:


Although not a "complete" biography, I can HIGHLY recommend: Team of Rivals by Delores Kearns Goodwin. I'll never think of Lincoln as an obscure, bumbling country lawyer again after reading this. Great book.

PH


A strong author.
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Originally posted by PurpleHaze:
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Originally posted by snipes:
Just finished Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter. Nice easy read. Made me want to go out and pick up a biography on the man.


Although not a "complete" biography, I can HIGHLY recommend: Team of Rivals by Delores Kearns Goodwin. I'll never think of Lincoln as an obscure, bumbling country lawyer again after reading this. Great book.

PH


Gracias. I'll pick it up.

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