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 Posted: Fri Dec 16th, 2011 04:10 pm
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The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism by Naomi Klein.  I don't read but a few minutes at night and this book has taken longer than expected because there is a lot to digest.

It's mainly about how the free market and multinational corporations are fucking everyone over.



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clawmaster wrote: Hammer to Fall wrote:
- Those Guys Have All the Fun: Inside the World of ESPN (James Andrew Miller & Tom Shales). Not as much dirt as you'd hope but still very compelling. Contains about two paragraphs on the AWA venture.


I've read that book. The first book on ESPN was better. This one is good but it lets some people off easy especially Chris Berman.

And Carrie Ross. Damn she led a secluded life prior to working at ESPN. Think about this. When's the first time you ever saw a marijuana bong? Carrie didn't see one until she worked at ESPN.

What was the name of the other ESPN book? The one that had the dirt in it? If I remember correctly it had a lot of dirt on Mike Tirico and his sexual harassment escapades. I've always been dumbfounded how he's kept his job there for so long. I read it back in the Winter of '04, but can't remember the author, or the name of it. I'd actually like to go back and read it again.



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Currently reading Ace Frehley's book. No mention of doing lines of coke with Stingmark thus far.



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This was actually pretty good.


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Re-reading "Watch You Bleed" by Stephen Davis about Guns N' Roses... didn't like it too much the first time, but willing to give it another shot. I did like his Zepplin and Aerosmith books, but I thought he editorialized too much in the GNR one.

Trying to read Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane... I have enjoyed all his other books I have read a lot, but 1/3 of the way through this one and I think it really sucks so far.

Edit... next on my list is the Duff book due to all the good reviews the posters here have given it, followed by Shaq's book with Jackie MacMullan as co-author.


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carpetbeggar wrote: clawmaster wrote: Hammer to Fall wrote:
- Those Guys Have All the Fun: Inside the World of ESPN (James Andrew Miller & Tom Shales). Not as much dirt as you'd hope but still very compelling. Contains about two paragraphs on the AWA venture.


I've read that book. The first book on ESPN was better. This one is good but it lets some people off easy especially Chris Berman.

And Carrie Ross. Damn she led a secluded life prior to working at ESPN. Think about this. When's the first time you ever saw a marijuana bong? Carrie didn't see one until she worked at ESPN.

What was the name of the other ESPN book? The one that had the dirt in it? If I remember correctly it had a lot of dirt on Mike Tirico and his sexual harassment escapades. I've always been dumbfounded how he's kept his job there for so long. I read it back in the Winter of '04, but can't remember the author, or the name of it. I'd actually like to go back and read it again.

ESPN The Uncensored History by Michael Freeman



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clawmaster wrote: carpetbeggar wrote: clawmaster wrote: Hammer to Fall wrote:
- Those Guys Have All the Fun: Inside the World of ESPN (James Andrew Miller & Tom Shales). Not as much dirt as you'd hope but still very compelling. Contains about two paragraphs on the AWA venture.


I've read that book. The first book on ESPN was better. This one is good but it lets some people off easy especially Chris Berman.

And Carrie Ross. Damn she led a secluded life prior to working at ESPN. Think about this. When's the first time you ever saw a marijuana bong? Carrie didn't see one until she worked at ESPN.

What was the name of the other ESPN book? The one that had the dirt in it? If I remember correctly it had a lot of dirt on Mike Tirico and his sexual harassment escapades. I've always been dumbfounded how he's kept his job there for so long. I read it back in the Winter of '04, but can't remember the author, or the name of it. I'd actually like to go back and read it again.

ESPN The Uncensored History by Michael Freeman

The first ESPN book was a good read... I will end up getting the second one eventually.



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http://www.amazon.com/Breakthrough-Boys-ebook/dp/B0064A4VPK/ref=pd_rhf_gw_p_t_1



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Mick wrote:
Currently reading Ace Frehley's book. No mention of doing lines of coke with Stingmark thus far.

I was disappointed in that book. I have a feeling he was holding back on his criticism of Gene and Paul for fear of being sued.



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BuddyPSHayes wrote: Mick wrote:
Currently reading Ace Frehley's book. No mention of doing lines of coke with Stingmark thus far.

I was disappointed in that book. I have a feeling he was holding back on his criticism of Gene and Paul for fear of being sued.

I really disliked Gene's book as well... he seemed to claim to invent everything to do with rock. It seemed very pompous to me.



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mike3775 wrote: carpetbeggar wrote: Now I'm reading Tom Clancy's 'The Cardinal Of The Kremlin' again
Are you going to read the Clancy John Ryan books in order?

I loved that book(Cardinal), and I think that is the best John Ryan novel Clancy did, with Debt of Honor and Executive Orders close 2nd and 3rd

I am a big Tom Clancy fan and I am trying to read the books in storyline order (according to: http://www.clancyfaq.com/Hold%20Originals/Ryanvers.htm). I have read "Without Remorse" and "Patriot Games" and am currently reading "The Red Rabbit".

I enjoy Clancy's books since I live in Maryland and many of his books in the series are based in the Baltimore-Washington area so I am very familiar with the settings. Additionally, I think Clancy is a class act since he has donated millions of dollars to the Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins University's School of Medicine as a gift for the treatment that he received while as a patient at the Wilmer Eye Clinic (Johns Hopkins Hospital).

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mike3775 wrote: carpetbeggar wrote: Now I'm reading Tom Clancy's 'The Cardinal Of The Kremlin' again
Are you going to read the Clancy John Ryan books in order?

I loved that book(Cardinal), and I think that is the best John Ryan novel Clancy did, with Debt of Honor and Executive Orders close 2nd and 3rd

I have no plans to at the moment as I have a huge list of books I have to read first. I'm the type of person who will buy books and not read them right away. I've got quite a few that I've gotten as long as four years ago that I've haven't gotten around to reading yet. I kinda like it that way as I can go to my bookshelf and always find a good selection of titles I haven't read, but obviously want to because I wouldn't have bought them in the first place. Not all of them, but a fair chunk of them I bought while they were on sale or discount and during the couple times I had one of those 'Chapters' bookstore discount cards that are good for a year and give you a certain % off on any book you buy and they give you tons of coupons for more discounts when you purchase the card.

It's like I have my own personal library.

I also try to avoid the big/major book retailers now as much as I can and always search any used book stores I come across to see if I can find anything I may be looking for first. I read a lot of classic literature (Homer, Arrian, Ceasar, Dickens, Doyle, Robert E. Howard that type of stuff) and will always buy that used as you can find anything like that in abundance and cheap at any used bookstore.

Even with graphic novels now, I'll always see if I can search out a used copy first, before buying brand new.



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carpetbeggar wrote: ...Even with graphic novels now, I'll always see if I can search out a used copy first, before buying brand new.

Amazon.com is a great resource for used books. I have purchased many used books via Amazon for less than $5 total (which included shipping).

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carpetbeggar wrote: mike3775 wrote: carpetbeggar wrote: Now I'm reading Tom Clancy's 'The Cardinal Of The Kremlin' again
Are you going to read the Clancy John Ryan books in order?

I loved that book(Cardinal), and I think that is the best John Ryan novel Clancy did, with Debt of Honor and Executive Orders close 2nd and 3rd

I have no plans to at the moment as I have a huge list of books I have to read first. I'm the type of person who will buy books and not read them right away. I've got quite a few that I've gotten as long as four years ago that I've haven't gotten around to reading yet. I kinda like it that way as I can go to my bookshelf and always find a good selection of titles I haven't read, but obviously want to because I wouldn't have bought them in the first place. Not all of them, but a fair chunk of them I bought while they were on sale or discount and during the couple times I had one of those 'Chapters' bookstore discount cards that are good for a year and give you a certain % off on any book you buy and they give you tons of coupons for more discounts when you purchase the card.

It's like I have my own personal library.

I also try to avoid the big/major book retailers now as much as I can and always search any used book stores I come across to see if I can find anything I may be looking for first. I read a lot of classic literature (Homer, Arrian, Ceasar, Dickens, Doyle, Robert E. Howard that type of stuff) and will always buy that used as you can find anything like that in abundance and cheap at any used bookstore.

Even with graphic novels now, I'll always see if I can search out a used copy first, before buying brand new.
I used to be the same way with books, but now I have the e-reader so I have no need for books, but I still have not tossed or removed the books sitting on the shelves in my house because I like the way they look where they are at

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