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Nick Bilton’s ‘Hatching Twitter,’ part I

We’ve got two new books in the mix currently, and let’s start with the one I’m most excited about (and thoroughly enjoying): Nick Bilton’s ‘Hatching Twitter: A true story of money, power, friendship and betrayal.’ Bilton, a tech reporter and … Continue reading

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“Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls,” part II: David Sedaris’ book of essays

For part I of my “Lets Explore Diabetes With Owls” review, click here. *** Instead of posting something midway through David Sedaris’ latest book of essays – “Let’s explore diabetes with owls” – like I intended to do, I plowed … Continue reading

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David Sedaris’ “Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls,” part I

Next up is David Sedaris’ latest book of essays, “Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls,” and I ripped through the first 84 pages within a day or two of picking it up. First off: I have no idea what the title … Continue reading

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Vanished, part II: The end for the Arnett airmen

For part 1 of my “Vanished” review, click here. *** In the last “Vanished” post, the remarkable World War II book by Wil S. Hylton, I wrote that two things in particular would gnaw at me until they were resolved: … Continue reading

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A new book review style and Vanished, part 1

We’re gonna try something a little different: When books are the content type of choice on this blog, I’m no longer going to wait until I finish the book to write about it. Instead, I’ll post blogs while I’m reading … Continue reading

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Malcolm Gladwell’s “David and Goliath” and popular Gladwell bashing

Sadly, the more Malcolm Gladwell writes, it seems, the less the general conversation about Malcolm Gladwell concerns his writing. Instead, critical pieces pile up, and it’s become popular almost to tear at his work so harshly that, in many cases, … Continue reading

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Michael Paterniti’s “The Telling Room” and our family histories

No matter how deep the drama plunges in “The Telling Room,” Michael Paterniti never seems to lose sight of the fact he’s writing about cheese. The book begins with his discovery of a cheese called Paramo de Guzman in an … Continue reading

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