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Bookshelf: Nadia Bolz-Weber Takes On TBN and Spiritual Voids

“If you believe you’re playing well because you’re getting laid, or because you’re not getting laid, or because you...

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Bookshelf: What Would Bill Bryson Think?

Perhaps it’s my rabid Anglophilia, but one of my favorite books is Bill Bryson’s Notes from a Small Island, in which the American...

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Bookshelf: Kevin J. Anderson, “Clockwork Angels”

Kevin J. Anderson expands on Neil Peart's lyrics to create a fuller story of Clockwork Angels....

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Bookshelf: Mindy Kaling, Rachel Dratch in Print — Funny in a Good Sense

We pop-culture watchers have an annoying habit of letting ourselves believe women have it better in the entertainment biz than they...

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Bookshelf: John Carroll, “The Existential Jesus”

John Carroll – The Existential Jesus (2009, Counterpoint) purchase this book (Amazon) You can’t claim to offer an...

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Bookshelf: Bob Schildgen, “Hey Mr. Green”

Bob Schildgen – Hey Mr. Green: Sierra Magazine’s Answer Guy Tackles Your Toughest Green Living Questions (2008, Sierra...

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Bookshelf: Holiday Gift Ideas

So you say that your finances are under more pressure than Rod Blagojevich and you still have gifts to buy for the holidays? Join the club....

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Bookshelf: “The Customer Is Always Wrong: The Retail Chronicles”

Jeff Martin (Editor) – The Customer Is Always Wrong: The Retail Chronicles (2008, Soft Skull) purchase this book (Amazon) I’ve...

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Bookshelf: “The Mental Floss History of the World”

My World History teacher in high school, Mrs. Rivers, was less than efficient in her use of verbiage. While lecturing about the...

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Bookshelf: Danny Goldberg, “Bumping Into Geniuses”

Danny Goldberg – Bumping Into Geniuses: My Life Inside the Rock and Roll Business (2008) purchase this book (Amazon) Most rock &...

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Bookshelf: Juliana Hatfield, “When I Grow Up: A Memoir”

Juliana Hatfield – When I Grow Up: A Memoir purchase this book (Amazon) “… if you’re timid and looking for mercy,...

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Bookshelf: “The Ninja Handbook”

Kent Nichols and Douglas Sarine – Ask a Ninja Presents: The Ninja Handbook (This Book Looks Forward to Killing You Soon) purchase...

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Bookshelf: Tommy Chong, “Cheech & Chong: The Unauthorized Autobiography”

The comedy duo of Richard “Cheech” Marin and Tommy Chong redefined American comedy in the 1970s and ’80s with seven...

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Bookshelf: Tim Etchells, “The Broken World”

Tim Etchells – The Broken World (2008) purchase this book (Amazon) The Internet has been, as Chico Escuela would say, very very good...

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Bookshelf: Jake Kalish, “Santa Vs. Satan”

Over the years, my best friend and I have come up with a lot of random, idiotic games — games that we use to pass the time while...

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Bookshelf: Don Felder, “Heaven and Hell: My Life in the Eagles (1974-2001)”

Former Eagles guitarist Don Felder titled his memoir Heaven and Hell: My Life in the Eagles (1974-2001) in an attempt to sell more copies...

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Bookshelf: Marilynn Robinson, “Gilead”

Marilynne Robinson, Gilead (2004) purchase this book I’d never have believed I’d see a wife of mine doting on a child of...