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reviewed: Why Smart People Hurt: A Guide for the Bright, the Sensitive, and the Creative
This is a difficult book to rate or review, not least because I generally have a hate-hate relationship with "self-help" book...
Why Smart People Hurt: A Guide for the Bright, the Sensitive, and the Creative - Eric Maisel
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Works best if read very slowly. Preferably with a week or so between each column. And ideally whilst the topic being talked a...
The Hell of it All - Charlie Brooker
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This is somewhere between Bernie Rhodenbarr and Evan Michael Tanner, with a likable rogue getting into ever increasingly ludi...
The Hot Rock - Donald E Westlake
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Dear Estonia,This is what “Minu esimene raamat” should mean.
Are You My Mother? - P.D. Eastman
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reviewed: Digital State: How the Internet is Changing Everything
I need to get better at abandoning books like this more quickly. With a single author I can usually tell quite quickly that t...
Digital State: How the Internet is Changing Everything - Simon Pont
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reviewed: Outcasts!: The Lands That FIFA Forgot
I love the idea of this book — looking at issues of nationality and statehood through the lens of football:“In an era when po...
Outcasts!: The Lands That FIFA Forgot - Steve Menary
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reviewed: The Idler's Glossary
The introduction (which takes up approximately a quarter of the book) makes for a fairly good 6000 word essay on the topic, g...
The Idler's Glossary - Joshua Glenn, Mark Kingwell, Seth
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Started well, but quickly descended into farce (and not the good kind). By two-thirds through I'd lost all interest.
Plugged - Eoin Colfer
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I love the concept of this book (not so much the anti-Narnia of Pullman as a 90º twist on it); I love the beautiful writing (...
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making  - Catherynne M. Valente
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The book opens with Newsom, then mayor of San Francisco, meeting with Toomas Hendrik Ilves, president of Estonia. Newsom is a...
Citizenville: Connecting People and Government in the Digital Age - Gavin Newsom, Lisa Dickey
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This is a short, tightly written, largely persuasive essay on why lying (fairly narrowly defined as intentionally misleading ...
Lying - Sam Harris
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This gets a bonus ★ for raising some interesting questions occasionally, but the delivery is terrible. The comparison of Goog...
The Googlization of Everything: (And Why We Should Worry) - Siva Vaidhyanathan
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I expected to hate this, but it was surprisingly good. Yes, it's incredibly shallow, and almost entirely about the author's o...
The First 20 Hours: How to Learn Anything...Fast - Josh Kaufman
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reviewed: Understanding Asexuality
This performs the rather interesting of trick of being simultaneously too simplistic and too academic. Useful as a general in...
Understanding Asexuality - Anthony F. Bogaert
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