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    Fun read from Amazon's "First Reads": The Ghostwriter by Alessandra Torre. Fun I'm only 25% done but I'm all in.
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    Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

    Good fiction read!

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    By laws. I am reading mf Bylaws for multiple organizations for multiple purposes.


    This probably belongs on the rant thread!

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    "The Real Thing - Lessons on Love and Life from a Wedding Reporter's Notebook" by Ellen McCarthy. From the title you would think this was about the wedding ceremony itself, but it's actually a wonderful little book about relationships: "the mystery, the science, and the secrets of how we find love and make it last."
    Like so many books of this type, it's interesting because it uses a mix of anecdotes, interviews, scientific research, and personal observations. It was written by a recently married woman in her 30s and published in 2015 so it's fresh and modern.

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    Small Fry-written by Steve Jobs "illegitimate" daughter. A bit like reading someone's diary. How people remember childhood events in such detail mystifies me but I could identify with the father abandonment issues.

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    I put Ben Sasse's new book Them on hold. He presents data that we are the loneliest we have ever been and that we find our community in political beliefs/tribes primarily through social media/forums. I am hoping he will consider a presidential run someday as he has a real handle on the human side of politics.

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    put Ben Sasse's new book Them on hold. He presents data that we are the loneliest we have ever been and that we find our community in political beliefs/tribes primarily through social media/forums.
    i suspect we always have, unions were actually very social organizations at one point, not just political organizations though plenty that but also a part of one's social life. But the online thing, yea that's new, and mostly useless politically as well as unrewarding socially.
    If you want something to get done, ask a busy person. If you want them to have a nervous breakdown that is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkytoe View Post
    I put Ben Sasse's new book Them on hold. He presents data that we are the loneliest we have ever been and that we find our community in political beliefs/tribes primarily through social media/forums. I am hoping he will consider a presidential run someday as he has a real handle on the human side of politics.
    I saw his interview on Face the Nation yesterday, and the book interests me as well. If you get it first, pinkytoe, let us know how it is.
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