Posts tagged books
* The Zen of Farting - ”A book about the spiritual lessons of flatulence by a Buddhist teacher with a conspicuous name”
* English as a Second F*cking Language: How to Swear Effectively, Explained in Detail with Numerous Examples Taken From Everyday Life
* Modern German Humor ’nuff said
* Shechita Barbaric? Oy Vay! Have You Seen the Spanish Method of Cattle Slaughter?: A Sideways Look at the Lunatic More >
Reading the authorized biography of Steve Jobs you can’t help wonder at how complex a man he was. Walter Isaacson’s impressive book seems to tell all, and a lot of the “all” isn’t very positive. Given over for adoption at birth, Jobs carried suppressed emotions throughout his life as can be attested by those who knew him well. His pursuit for perfection was often judged fanatical. Anyone in his path got trampled, including the people who helped him make it to the top. Yet Jobs was a revolutionary and several of his projects have changed the way we live.
So good More >
Some books fall into the category of books that I can’t put down. This category is shared by everyday Suspense stories a la Gresham and serious novels that are or will eventually find their way into 20th and 21nd century masterpiece courses at your local College. A much more prestigious club is that of novels that can have a life changing affect on you. Here you might find Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance Ender’s game and Slaughterhouse Five, others would list Lord of the Rings, The Little Prince and Siddhartha . A third category is of books that are written about More >
The 2:46 Quakebook project started with a tweet. It rapidly grew, and has become a way that we could help all those hit by the the March 11th earthquake and its aftermath.
Led by Our Man In Abiko, a call went out across Twitter for contributors to create a book to raise funds for Red Cross Japan. The idea was to share the stories and experiences of people actually on the ground during the earthquake.
Hundreds of thousands of people have been affected by this event; from those directly in the earthquake zone, the path of the tsunami, in the evacuation area around the nuclear More >
Stieg Larsson wrote an incredible crime trilogy and just before he got anything published, died of a heart attack. He had no karma. According to family sources. Larsson had intended to write ten novels which he called the Millennium series but only managed to complete three. Now there is much talk of a fourth volume that he had completed which would have actually been the fifth in the series. He never got around to writing the fourth one. The opening novel, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, was originally named “Men Who Hate Women” in Swedish. Larsson has been quoted as More >
I was stuck in the airport duty free with an hour to kill on my way to Paris and realised I desperately needed a summer book for my vacation. What could be more fitting than the latest novel by Da Vinci mater teller Dan Brown. To my surprise, right before me was a stack of paperback editions of The Lost Symbol. It was truly a sign. I had previously read all of Brown’s earlier novels so I was quite ready for a history rip apart. I mean this is Dan Brown, the book may not be as good as The More >
O.K. before you get the wrong impression. I am not a shopaholic. I don’t spend all my free time in the mall buying clothes I won’t wear and have yet to meet a guy who does (well perhaps except for Martin who is gay and a cross dresser, but I won’t get into that here). Anyway where was I? Oh yes the shopaholic. Well One day a friend of mine (female) said she had this book I should read and handed me a copy of Shopaholic and Baby. Now if you’ve seen the cover of Shopaholic and Baby, or for More >