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Re: books to read
« Reply #2190 on: December 12, 2014, 09:51:46 AM »


Thorough work. Really depressing read.

Crazy, I just started No Logo two nights ago. I'll have to check this out next.
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« Reply #2191 on: December 12, 2014, 04:44:36 PM »
Right now I'm reading Primitve mythology by Joseph Campbell. Man I thought the Power of Myth hurt my brain. This is not a easy read but so worth it.

RIP Joseph Campbell
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« Reply #2192 on: December 14, 2014, 12:10:59 AM »
Some recent good reads...

Atlas Shrugged (Rand) -> pretty epic. one of my favorite novels ever.
The Fourth Turning
Prometheus Rising (Robert Anton Wilson) -> made a bunch of my friends read it because it's an easy intro to psych and getting "out of the box"
Mind Lines (Michael Hall) -> fuck I've gotta re-read this shit to fully integrate it
The Ethical Slut -> got a new perspective on sex and open relationships...
Models (Mark Manson) -> one of the best books on pickup/seduction I've read.
Radical Honesty (Brad Blanton) -> pick it up, will change your life.

I just ordered:
Practically Shameless (Barry)... it's about working with your "shadow" as Carl Jung talked about. I read the intro and first chapter and it's hit home already.
Turtles All The Way Down (John Grinder)... a book about psychology and NLP if anyone's familiar with that... apparently a must read. pretty excited to get these two books soon.
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« Reply #2193 on: January 01, 2015, 06:46:17 PM »


This was one of the most noteworthy books I read in 2014. Really powerful stuff.

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« Reply #2194 on: January 02, 2015, 09:37:47 AM »
am i the only person on here who has a hard time not disliking people who enjoyed atlas shrugged?

reading desolation angels by jack kerouac now. best book ive read so far.

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Re: books to read
« Reply #2195 on: January 02, 2015, 10:08:09 AM »
Some recent good reads...

Atlas Shrugged (Rand) -> pretty epic. one of my favorite novels ever.
The Fourth Turning
Prometheus Rising (Robert Anton Wilson) -> made a bunch of my friends read it because it's an easy intro to psych and getting "out of the box"
Mind Lines (Michael Hall) -> fuck I've gotta re-read this shit to fully integrate it
The Ethical Slut -> got a new perspective on sex and open relationships...
Models (Mark Manson) -> one of the best books on pickup/seduction I've read.
Radical Honesty (Brad Blanton) -> pick it up, will change your life.

I just ordered:
Practically Shameless (Barry)... it's about working with your "shadow" as Carl Jung talked about. I read the intro and first chapter and it's hit home already.
Turtles All The Way Down (John Grinder)... a book about psychology and NLP if anyone's familiar with that... apparently a must read. pretty excited to get these two books soon.

Good list. If you/ or anyone is interested in doing a book trade, i'd be happy to mail some stuff off.

I just finished Cuck Palhniuk's 'Invisable Monsters'. Quite dark to read over xmas. If you're interested in transgender studies and people getting fucked up, this is could be a winner.

Currently reading:

Drive - Daniel H. Pink
Food of the Gods - Terence McKenna (druggggssss)
What Makes a Great Exhibtion? - Marincola
Consider the Lobster - David Foster Wallace

oh and im struggling through The Sound and Fury. fucking garbage, sorry.


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« Reply #2196 on: January 02, 2015, 10:54:18 AM »
Some recent good reads...

Atlas Shrugged (Rand) -> pretty epic. one of my favorite novels ever.
The Fourth Turning
Prometheus Rising (Robert Anton Wilson) -> made a bunch of my friends read it because it's an easy intro to psych and getting "out of the box"
Mind Lines (Michael Hall) -> fuck I've gotta re-read this shit to fully integrate it
The Ethical Slut -> got a new perspective on sex and open relationships...
Models (Mark Manson) -> one of the best books on pickup/seduction I've read.
Radical Honesty (Brad Blanton) -> pick it up, will change your life.

I just ordered:
Practically Shameless (Barry)... it's about working with your "shadow" as Carl Jung talked about. I read the intro and first chapter and it's hit home already.
Turtles All The Way Down (John Grinder)... a book about psychology and NLP if anyone's familiar with that... apparently a must read. pretty excited to get these two books soon.

Good list. If you/ or anyone is interested in doing a book trade, i'd be happy to mail some stuff off.

I just finished Cuck Palhniuk's 'Invisable Monsters'. Quite dark to read over xmas. If you're interested in transgender studies and people getting fucked up, this is could be a winner.

Currently reading:

Drive - Daniel H. Pink
Food of the Gods - Terence McKenna (druggggssss)
What Makes a Great Exhibtion? - Marincola
Consider the Lobster - David Foster Wallace

oh and im struggling through The Sound and Fury. fucking garbage, sorry.

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« Reply #2197 on: January 02, 2015, 09:26:12 PM »
am i the only person on here who has a hard time not disliking people who enjoyed atlas shrugged?

reading desolation angels by jack kerouac now. best book ive read so far.
nah, i dislike anyone who likes ayn rand also on gp

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Re: books to read
« Reply #2198 on: January 03, 2015, 04:23:18 AM »
anais nin journals
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« Reply #2199 on: January 03, 2015, 03:54:32 PM »
Picked up Under the Volcano by Lowry
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« Reply #2200 on: January 03, 2015, 07:19:45 PM »


This is really good and funny so far. I'm enjoying revisiting this cast of lovable scumbags now that they're all early middle aged.



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« Reply #2201 on: January 03, 2015, 10:23:13 PM »


The first novel from The Mountain Goats' John Darnielle.

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« Reply #2202 on: January 04, 2015, 09:29:51 AM »
Franz Wright's "Walking to Martha's Vineyard" and "Wheeling Motel"

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« Reply #2203 on: January 04, 2015, 10:07:52 AM »
y'all ever read a book by a woman other than ayn rand ?


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« Reply #2204 on: January 04, 2015, 10:23:48 AM »
Someone mentioned Anais Nin literally four posts ahead of you.

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« Reply #2205 on: January 04, 2015, 11:19:20 AM »
y'all ever read a book by a woman other than ayn rand ?


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amy hempel, SE hinton. i fucks w/ her heavy. nah but she was sick when i was a kid. caroline knapp from the boston phoenix wrote a few memoir type books that i liked but then i tried to reread and wasn't so into. RIP.
handmaid's tale by margaret atwood was dece. kind of a woman's take on 1984/brave new world type future.

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« Reply #2206 on: January 04, 2015, 04:17:14 PM »
Nin is the only author i'm familiar with, I was on a trip abroad without weed and her photo on the cover of one of her books drew me in.  I went on to read a bunch of her stuff.  Its inspiring how objective she is.  
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« Reply #2207 on: January 05, 2015, 02:01:16 AM »
am i the only person on here who has a hard time not disliking people who enjoyed atlas shrugged?

reading desolation angels by jack kerouac now. best book ive read so far.
nah, i dislike anyone who likes ayn rand also on gp

A soft spot for Ayn Rand tends to be a huge red flag. I'm finishing Journey to the End of the Night by Celine now, moving on to Despair by Nabokov.

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« Reply #2208 on: January 05, 2015, 06:27:45 AM »


 My favorite psychoanalyst and social theorist. This book questions the origin of ethics and religion and their true meaning. A very good successor of Engels' "The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State"

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« Reply #2209 on: January 05, 2015, 06:48:05 AM »
y'all ever read a book by a woman other than ayn rand ?


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reading Fanny Howe's Second Childhood right now

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« Reply #2210 on: January 05, 2015, 08:10:58 PM »


But not on Kindle.

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« Reply #2211 on: January 05, 2015, 08:24:08 PM »
i wanna check out this book 'ringolevio' if anyone has a copy. i will add 'basketball diaries' and it's part 2 'forced entries'.

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« Reply #2212 on: January 06, 2015, 12:25:04 PM »
Some recent good reads...

Atlas Shrugged (Rand) -> pretty epic. one of my favorite novels ever.
The Fourth Turning
Prometheus Rising (Robert Anton Wilson) -> made a bunch of my friends read it because it's an easy intro to psych and getting "out of the box"
Mind Lines (Michael Hall) -> fuck I've gotta re-read this shit to fully integrate it
The Ethical Slut -> got a new perspective on sex and open relationships...
Models (Mark Manson) -> one of the best books on pickup/seduction I've read.
Radical Honesty (Brad Blanton) -> pick it up, will change your life.

I just ordered:
Practically Shameless (Barry)... it's about working with your "shadow" as Carl Jung talked about. I read the intro and first chapter and it's hit home already.
Turtles All The Way Down (John Grinder)... a book about psychology and NLP if anyone's familiar with that... apparently a must read. pretty excited to get these two books soon.

Good list. If you/ or anyone is interested in doing a book trade, i'd be happy to mail some stuff off.

I just finished Cuck Palhniuk's 'Invisable Monsters'. Quite dark to read over xmas. If you're interested in transgender studies and people getting fucked up, this is could be a winner.

Currently reading:

Drive - Daniel H. Pink
Food of the Gods - Terence McKenna (druggggssss)
What Makes a Great Exhibtion? - Marincola
Consider the Lobster - David Foster Wallace

oh and im struggling through The Sound and Fury. fucking garbage, sorry.

I wanna read all of Daniel Pink's books.

Do you have a goodreads account? I'm actually moving across the country and I gotta get rid of most of my books. I'll update the books I own now tonight and if you or anyone wants any of them I'll mail them if you pay for shipping. I'll add the link here to the books I own once I've updated the list. I'm in Canada so shipping should be something under $10 if you're in the states, I've no idea.

I just finished 5 books by Robert A. Johnson. He's like Joseph Cambell, but rather than comparing myths about the Hero's journey, he dissects archetypes of myths and relates them to human psychology and transformation, inner work, female psych, male psych, relationship psych, "shadow work". I'm on a binge and gonna read everything by him this month if I can get my hands of them all. I just ordered He and Living Your Unlived Life.

I also finished Practically Shameless and if anyone's interested in Carl Jung's shadow work, I highly recommend it.
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Re: books to read
« Reply #2213 on: January 13, 2015, 05:50:00 PM »
I made a similar post a few pages back, but just in case somebody missed it...

Does anybody have any really good non-fiction books they can recommend? It can be about anything really, I'm just dying for a new book and have been re-reading some of my old favorites to keep me occupied.

Currently re-reading the book Acid Dreams.  I can't recommend this book enough... it's about the invention of LSD; first about the government funded creation/experimentation of the drug, then about what it did to the youth culture once it finally got out to the public.  Although we all hate and are annoyed by hippies, the original hippy movement has always fascinated me, and the stories about Ken Kesey and his Merry Pranksters are as punk rock/anarchistic as anything Crass can think up.

Recommend me something, PLEASE!

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« Reply #2214 on: January 13, 2015, 09:57:11 PM »
Bout half way through Underworld by Don Delillo. It's great.  The intro made me feel like a baseball fan. A strange, possibly homeless man on the T got really excited when he saw me reading it. He told me about his conspiracy theories for a while.

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« Reply #2215 on: January 13, 2015, 10:44:49 PM »


Last in the Oaktown Devil series. Might have been the best of the four. Drugs, sex, violence, money... Revenge?
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« Reply #2216 on: January 13, 2015, 10:51:34 PM »
I made a similar post a few pages back, but just in case somebody missed it...

Does anybody have any really good non-fiction books they can recommend? It can be about anything really, I'm just dying for a new book and have been re-reading some of my old favorites to keep me occupied.

Currently re-reading the book Acid Dreams.  I can't recommend this book enough... it's about the invention of LSD; first about the government funded creation/experimentation of the drug, then about what it did to the youth culture once it finally got out to the public.  Although we all hate and are annoyed by hippies, the original hippy movement has always fascinated me, and the stories about Ken Kesey and his Merry Pranksters are as punk rock/anarchistic as anything Crass can think up.

Recommend me something, PLEASE!


Just picked this up. I haven't started it yet but I have high hopes



If you like The Wire, then check this book out.

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Re: books to read
« Reply #2217 on: January 21, 2015, 12:04:03 AM »
Jim Harrison - The English Major
Thomas Pynchon - Bleeding Edge
Saul Bellow - Seize The Day

Also reread Cloud Atlas recently. As impressive as it was the first time.

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« Reply #2218 on: January 21, 2015, 08:36:10 AM »
Does anybody have any really good non-fiction books they can recommend? It can be about anything really, I'm just dying for a new book and have been re-reading some of my old favorites to keep me occupied.

Recommend me something, PLEASE!
I got rid of mine, so here's what I remember that is worth sharing

The Information by James Gleick
Chaos by James Gleick
A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
Oliver Sacks' books accounting his patients' stories are pretty nuts
I also heard the Mötley Crüe autiobiography, The Dirt, is good whether or not you like the band

And this is more philosophy than non-fiction, but I would Subjectivity by Nick Mansfield - introduces a bunch of theories, and some might interest you - I think Foucault is pretty rad.


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« Reply #2219 on: January 21, 2015, 09:25:35 AM »
Does anybody have any really good non-fiction books they can recommend? It can be about anything really, I'm just dying for a new book and have been re-reading some of my old favorites to keep me occupied.

Recommend me something, PLEASE!

You might enjoy "Garcia: An American Life"--mentions some of the stuff you read in the book you listed.
Some other suggestions:

- "Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand (just raced my dad through this one--amazing story that Hillenbrand had to write while dealing with her severe chronic fatigue syndrome)

- "Programming the Universe" by Seth Lloyd  (kind of out there [for me, at least], but some interesting things to think about)

- "Blue Highways" by William Least-Heat Moon (English professor loses his job, his wife divorces him; he travels through the U.S. in a van, taking only Blue Highways and meeting the people and seeing the places out there)

- "Nothing to Envy" by Barbara Demick (the stories of some NK defectors--pretty depressing, but really well done)

-"Mountains Beyond Mountains" by Tracy Kidder (pretty much anything by Tracy Kidder is pretty amazing--Paul Farmer's books, too. This book chronicles Dr. Paul Farmer's work with creating PIH [Partners in Health] which aims to make healthcare a human right. His brother is wrestler Jeff Farmer)

-"Alan's War: The Memories of G.I. Alan Cope" (a WWII biographic graphic novel illustrated by Emmanuel Guibert)

-Anything by Michael Lewis (Liar's Poker, Flash Boys, Moneyball, etc.)

-"The Billionaire's Apprentice: The Rise of the Indian-American Elite & the Fall of the Galleon Hedge Fund" by Anita Raghavan (really interesting--reads like a financial thriller and explains financial concepts as it moves along)

-"World on Fire" by Amy Chua (this is pre-"Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother" / "The Triple Package" Chua--pretty sure she just writes to be controversial these days)

-"A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal" by Ben Macintyre
 
-"Alan Turing the Enigma" by Andrew Hodges (Read this before seeing "The Imitation Game", if you can)

-"Howard Hughes: The Untold Story" by Brown & Broeske (so much more crazy stuff that The Aviator didn't really dip into)

-"Ghost in the Wires" by Kevin Mitnick (kind of hard to sympathize with him after finishing the book, but an interesting story)

-"The Signal in the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail, But Some Don't" by Nate Silver (actually, pretty much anything this superstar statistician writes is a really good read)