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Mondieu

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Gonna start my childhood friend's new book soon - once I clear out the Mary Trump book..;)

Love to read your friend’s book. Don’t want to read the Mary Trump one but, a brief synopsis would be welcome. Save me the time? Lol!
 

praktik

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Love to read your friend’s book. Don’t want to read the Mary Trump one but, a brief synopsis would be welcome. Save me the time? Lol!

If you're avoiding Mary Trump's book because it's a Trump family person's book - she's really alright!

Learning a lot about the formative years of DJT and why he's such a fuckup - the psychologist angle is kind of illuminating.

Helped me understand Robert a bit more too through his recent death - always a follower of Donald, ALWAYS!
 
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Bernnie Federko

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Just wrapped this non fiction masterpiece:


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praktik

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Just wrapped this non fiction masterpiece:


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Im a bit of a specialist in this area and HAVE THE BOOK - but havent read it.

Was obsessed with Eastern Front books if you want a few more in the area to dig deeper i can give you some tips....

Will get on t his in the next 12 months! Actually finishing Snyder's book on fascism first but finding it a bit weird actually...
 
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Bernnie Federko

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Im a bit of a specialist in this area and HAVE THE BOOK - but havent read it.

Was obsessed with Eastern Front books if you want a few more in the area to dig deeper i can give you some tips....

Will get on t his in the next 12 months! Actually finishing Snyder's book on fascism first but finding it a bit weird actually...

The conclusion is something I believe most people would benefit reading, even if they decide somewhere along the other ~380 pages they want to stop.
 

Brandon

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Revisiting some Philip K. Dick. Just finished a re-read of Ubik and now I'm into Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep.
 

alexd

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Staff member
I am finding it harder and harder to read actual printed books anymore. It is a mission to even read a page or two. Fucking phones have ruined it I think. Kindle books aren't satisfying, and I find the indexing of audio books so bad it's hard to stop and pick up where you left off easily. If that was better I would listen to audio books more.
 
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Bernnie Federko

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I am finding it harder and harder to read actual printed books anymore. It is a mission to even read a page or two. Fucking phones have ruined it I think. Kindle books aren't satisfying, and I find the indexing of audio books so bad it's hard to stop and pick up where you left off easily. If that was better I would listen to audio books more.
Are any of the e-readers really great
 

praktik

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I am finding it harder and harder to read actual printed books anymore. It is a mission to even read a page or two. Fucking phones have ruined it I think. Kindle books aren't satisfying, and I find the indexing of audio books so bad it's hard to stop and pick up where you left off easily. If that was better I would listen to audio books more.
my book completion rate tanked in my 30s and onwards.

Was reading a LOT still - but it turned into articles/blogs and online reading.

Its coming back a bit now - mostly ebooks in my kobo but now im up to maybe 8 books a year - maybe 15 in a good year
 

alexd

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Are any of the e-readers really great
I have an old kindle fire somebody gave me. It's OK I guess but for some reason I don't use it very much.

Malcolm Gladwell was saying somewhere recently that his books will go straight to audio (and I guess kindle) and avoid printing if possible.
 

alexd

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Scatterlings: Getting Claimed in the Age of Amnesia
by Martin Shaw


Excellent. Different.
 
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praktik

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Becoming Superman: A Writer's Journey from Poverty to Hollywood with Stops Along the Way at Murder, Madness, Mayhem, Movie Stars, Cults, Slums, Sociopaths, and War Crimes​

by
J. Michael Straczynski

4.63 · Rating details · 1,452 ratings · 362 reviews
For four decades, J. Michael Straczynski has been one of the most successful writers in Hollywood, one of the few to forge multiple careers in movies, television and comics. Yet there’s one story he’s never told before: his own.

In this dazzling memoir, the acclaimed writer behind Babylon 5, Sense8, Clint Eastwood’s Changeling and Marvel’s Thor reveals how the power of creativity and imagination enabled him to overcome the horrors of his youth and a dysfunctional family haunted by madness, murder and a terrible secret.

Joe's early life nearly defies belief. Raised by damaged adults—a con-man grandfather and a manipulative grandmother, a violent, drunken father and a mother who was repeatedly institutionalized—Joe grew up in abject poverty, living in slums and projects when not on the road, crisscrossing the country in his father’s desperate attempts to escape the consequences of his past.

To survive his abusive environment Joe found refuge in his beloved comics and his dreams, immersing himself in imaginary worlds populated by superheroes whose amazing powers allowed them to overcome any adversity. The deeper he read, the more he came to realize that he, too, had a superpower: the ability to tell stories and make everything come out the way he wanted it. But even as he found success, he could not escape a dark and shocking secret that hung over his family’s past, a violent truth that he uncovered over the course of decades involving mass murder.

Straczynski’s personal history has always been shrouded in mystery. Becoming Superman lays bare the facts of his life: a story of creation and darkness, hope and success, a larger-than-life villain and a little boy who became the hero of his own life. It is also a compelling behind-the-scenes look at some of the most successful TV series and movies recognized around the world.

Featuring an introduction by Neil Gaiman.
 

alexd

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Staff member

Becoming Superman: A Writer's Journey from Poverty to Hollywood with Stops Along the Way at Murder, Madness, Mayhem, Movie Stars, Cults, Slums, Sociopaths, and War Crimes​

by
J. Michael Straczynski

4.63 · Rating details · 1,452 ratings · 362 reviews
For four decades, J. Michael Straczynski has been one of the most successful writers in Hollywood, one of the few to forge multiple careers in movies, television and comics. Yet there’s one story he’s never told before: his own.

In this dazzling memoir, the acclaimed writer behind Babylon 5, Sense8, Clint Eastwood’s Changeling and Marvel’s Thor reveals how the power of creativity and imagination enabled him to overcome the horrors of his youth and a dysfunctional family haunted by madness, murder and a terrible secret.

Joe's early life nearly defies belief. Raised by damaged adults—a con-man grandfather and a manipulative grandmother, a violent, drunken father and a mother who was repeatedly institutionalized—Joe grew up in abject poverty, living in slums and projects when not on the road, crisscrossing the country in his father’s desperate attempts to escape the consequences of his past.

To survive his abusive environment Joe found refuge in his beloved comics and his dreams, immersing himself in imaginary worlds populated by superheroes whose amazing powers allowed them to overcome any adversity. The deeper he read, the more he came to realize that he, too, had a superpower: the ability to tell stories and make everything come out the way he wanted it. But even as he found success, he could not escape a dark and shocking secret that hung over his family’s past, a violent truth that he uncovered over the course of decades involving mass murder.

Straczynski’s personal history has always been shrouded in mystery. Becoming Superman lays bare the facts of his life: a story of creation and darkness, hope and success, a larger-than-life villain and a little boy who became the hero of his own life. It is also a compelling behind-the-scenes look at some of the most successful TV series and movies recognized around the world.

Featuring an introduction by Neil Gaiman.


I have this and am getting to it.
 
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