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Old 07-28-2011, 08:25 AM
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A whole different tack... I love service manuals because as we all know, the earn as you learn plan can get expensive and the parts you just broke may be made of unobtainium.

Here are some EXCELLENT, OUTSTANDING user/service manuals I've come across lately in my education!!!

-For Men Only: A Straightforward Guide to the Inner Lives of Women . http://www.amazon.com/Men-Only-Strai...1862287&sr=1-1 Written by a man, to men, in collaboration with his wife. Fiancee concurs he gets it. He has a way of unraveling the spaghetti GPS tracks in a woman's inner life that makes a whole lot of sense to men. And how we get ourselves in a world of hurt trying to do what we think is the common sense right thing. Demystifying and very helpful.

-For Women Only: What You Need to Know about the Inner Lives of Men . http://www.amazon.com/Women-Only-abo...1862287&sr=1-3 The inverse of the above, written by a woman, to women, in collaboration with her husband. I concur SHE gets it! VERY interesting to read a woman's perspective on men that is the polar opposite from slamming. You'll be really glad she read it.

These two books make an excellent study for a couple. I'd recommend setting aside an evening a week to work through them. You're gonna unearth some really interesting dynamics that all of a sudden make perfect sense. Pretty fun too.

-First Comes Love, Then Comes Money. http://www.amazon.com/First-Comes-Lo...1862552&sr=1-1 (Apparently there are a bunch of books with the same title, but this one is the one you want.) Written by a couple of financial planners who are pretty transparent about their own struggles communicating about money. No blaming, just understanding how we get in such tangles about it. It really unwinds any conflict, tension, defensiveness, etc. and stuff starts making sense.

And isn't that really what you want from a good service manual?
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Old 07-28-2011, 09:31 AM
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I'm not an avid reader, but I finished this one in 3 days on my recent vacation. INCREDIBLE story of a guy who ran track in the 1936 Olympics, then went to war (WWII in the Pacific). Got shot down in his bomber over the Pacific, survived for 40-something days on a life raft, and then got captured and spent 2+ years in a Japanese POW camp. If ever you feel like your entitled life is difficult, just read what this guy went through and you'll feel pretty good about what you have.

http://www.amazon.com/Unbroken-World.../dp/0739319698

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Old 07-29-2011, 08:17 PM
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Beast in the Garden...

Its about the mountain lions here in Boulder, and was a fantastic read covering the history of the cats here in Colorado from the days of the gold rush and nearly every incident with cats from the late 80's to the mid 90's.

It was awesome.
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Got given Home Game today. Promises to be good.
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Old 08-30-2012, 08:03 AM
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Just noticed this thread - great idea!

I just finished Stephen King's 11/22/63 - very enjoyable.

What if you had the opportunity to step back in time and prevent the assassination of JFK?

http://www.amazon.com/11-22-63-Steph...s=stephen+king
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I just finished Stephen King's 11/22/63 - very enjoyable.
That's on my list.

Just finished The Omnivore's Dilemma. Great read and eye opening. Currently reading Design Like Apple, Core Curriculum: Writings on Photography, The Pleasures of Good Photographs and a bunch of work related code monkey stuff.

Next on my list is Reamde, Eat & Run, Existence, The Responsible Company and The Lower River.

The Boulder Book Store has become a favorite. A little mall wandering, some people watching, dinner at Mountain Sun and some book perusing.
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Default Read any good books lately?

Thought a book thread might be a good place to report in on what folks are reading these days.. Maybe there was already a thread but I could not find one. I am always looking for a recommendation on a good book..

I just picked up NO Easy Day, the Navy Seal perspective/account on the Osama Bin Laden kill. So far can't seem to put it down, good read.

Any body else reading this? I am only on page 50 so don't give away the ending...
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Old 10-12-2012, 11:57 AM
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I don't spend a lot of time with fiction but I just finished Neal Stephenson's Reamde. One of his best, great story.

Not sure about No Easy Day. I knew one of the Team 6 guys that was shot down in the chopper crash.

Quite a few things in my "To Read" stack that I need to get to...
Paul Theroux's The Lower River, Yvon Chouinard's The Responsible Company, David Brin's Existence and a bunch of work related stuff that I can't get motivated to read right now.
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The Creature from Jekyll Island - fascinating (and deeply disturbing at the same time).
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