Corkscrewed -- Adventures in the New French Wine Country, by Robert Camuto, a series of vignettes by an ex-patriate American who moved to France to live the good life in 2001. I have found almost every story to be interesting and enjoyable.

Paul Romero, I think you would probably like this. Let me know, and I'll send it to you when I'm finished.
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starting What are you Looking At? About modern art...


A biased, myopic and painfully obvious bent in my opinion.

I will be curious as to your take.


Given a lack of education about modern art, I found the book helpful in getting an understanding of the various movements in modern art and some of the major artists. I found myself looking up many of the mentioned artworks that did not include a picture of the work on Google. Sometimes I did not quite understand his interpretations of some of the artwork.

I'm curious to what you thought was myopic, obvious and biased.
Dwight Gooden's autobiagraphy - just started it yesterday.

His drug and other problems are pretty well documented. However, I had no idea that he missed the 1986 Mets World Series parade because he was on a coke and booze binge in the projects mere hours after they clinched.
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The Name of the Wind- Patrick Rothfuss
The Wise Man's Fear- Patrick Rothfuss


awesome series so far

sorry i missed yer previous

but there's one more called The Warded Man

it's definitely not as well written as Rothfuss but the storyl line is just as interesting

Warded man takes closer to Jordan's works though.

Old favorite is the original Terry brook's Shennara line

and Feist's Magician/Apprentice series
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An Object of Beauty. Finally. Smile


Fun FUN book, and a fair and accurate walk through the art world over the last generation.

Martin is a very serious collector and has played at the very highest level for decades.


Just finished the book. Very interesting read, I felt like I got a taste of what the art industry is like.

Given his start as an over the top comedian, it's hard to believe his breadth of accomplishments.

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