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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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2013
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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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reviewed: The Case of the Calendar Girl
Some nice twists on the classic formula. Mason and Tragg get to play together more than usual at the start, but the highlight...
The Case of the Calendar Girl - Erle Stanley Gardner
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