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Better OffBy Eric BrendeHere is an excerpt from chapter One;
Her reservations about clothes-washing notwithstanding, Mary was on the spot. Our relationship had heated up well beyond the level of friendship. Fortunately for me, she had never been emotionally attached to her job, and the potted plant in her office simply did not satisfy her hankering for the country. On the other hand, she had a list of unanswered questions: How heavy was the work? How long were the hours? What about refrigeration? What about food preparation? When I pointed out that people have been living without modern gadgetry for thousands of years, she finally gave in, brimming with curiosity to see how they did it.
An Illuminating and enlightening book. It made me crave my days of living "off-the-grid."
"Pronoia Is the Antidote for Paranoia: How the Whole World Is Conspiring to Shower You With Blessings" is the elongated title of Free Will Astrology's Rob Brezsny new book. It has been compared to Be Here Now (written by Ram Das over thirty years ago). Brezsny is attempting to counteract cynicism and apocalyptical fantasies with "pronoia."
I am still reading this (as well as a dozen other books as per usual), here is my favorite quote at the moment from the book (but actually stated by Robert Anton Wilson) - "You should view the world as a conspiracy run by a very close-knit group of nearly omnipotent people, and you should think of those people as yourself and your friends."
You can listen to Rob discuss Pronoia on the RU Sirius show here.
PostSecret is amazing. People mail in (like real snailmail) postcards with a secret written on them. Soul-bearing comments, some impressive artwork, and even stories to go along with some of them. And it is updated regularly. Becoming one of the top blogs. Check out the new PostSecret book.
Suprisingly well written, although the latter parts get a bit weak. A heartfelt account, that pulls no punches and lets you inside his mind and heart. A true eccentric, but rare one, in that he lets you in... Click to buy The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill : A Love Story . . .with Wings
Freakonomics by Steven Levitt and Dubner
A fun perspective on economics, easy to read, clear and entertaining, how economics boks can you say that about?. Do Sumo Wrestlers cheat? How about teachers? And if so, HOW can you prove it? Freakonomics describes how diverse theories can be proved, and problems solved with the analysis of statistics. Click to Buy Freakonomics
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