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Books read lately

Tender to the Bone is Ruth Reichl’s first memoir dedicated to food and love and family. It’s a very nice read. (A) Life Sentences is a mixture of memoir (fictional), mystery, and race relations set in present day Baltimore. I … Continue reading

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the Iraq what?

From Dexter Filkins’s review of Thomas E Ricks’s The Gamble: General David Petraeus and the American Military Adventure in Iraq, 2006-2008. That an undertaking as momentous and as costly as America’s war in Iraq could vanish so quickly from the … Continue reading

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Review: Anthony Bourdain’s Kitchen Confidential

Even if it’s not all true, this is a wonderful jaunt through the professional chef’s view of the world. Bourdain has a great writer’s voice and a wonderfully slanted take on his place in the universe. your body is not … Continue reading

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Review: the Invisible Country by Paul McCauley

I’m a big fan of Paul McCauley‘s writing: it’s smart, it’s entertaining, and it’s grounded in real knowledge of science and biology. the Invisible Country is a collection of older short stories (i.e., pre-1996) containing shards from Fairyland, Alternate History, … Continue reading

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