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July 28, 2007


Wylie Kinson

From your fiction list, besides Charles Dickens, the only one I've heard of is Destiny by Design. How pathetic am I?!?!

Very sweet of you to add it, btw :)


I am looking for some good books to read for the next couple of weeks (at the poolside...), so I am stealing a few ideas from your list:
1. god is not Great – How Religion Poisons Everything
2. Seven Pillars of Wisdom : T.E. Lawrence
plus I will re-read Nickel and Dimed, which is something I should do regularly to remind myself that the world is not as pretty as I see it every day..


This is a great meat and potato meme. I like it. The only one I have read in your group is Great Expectations.

I am curious about; God Is Not Great, A Prison Diary,Snobs and The Seventh Day.

Those are the ones calling out to me.



Was The Seven Minutes kind of a racy book back in the 70's? I seem to remember my Mom having it but having it hidden near her copy of Fear of Flying or something.

I read Nickel & Dimed for my book club a few years back and found it to be very interesting. I think I have certainly lost touch with what it took/takes to get by on minimum wage. My niece is sort of dealing with that living in NYC on $32K per year. But, she's also model beautiful, works at an ultra cool PR company and chose the life and the lifestyle knowing that she had the safety net of Mom & Dad.

I recall that I had some issues with Ms. Ehrenreich's ability to REALLY relate when she knew that she was just doing it on a lark. will make you think next time you are waited on at a restaurant, are helped by a smiling face at Wal-Mart (yes, here in NC, they smile even when you are returning something with no receipt and no packaging...or so I've heard)or have your house cleaned.

If you remind me in a couple of months, I may pick up on the tap...but I'm three states away from my library right now.

Asthma Meds

You could go into any bookstore and ask for an 11+ book for the english and maths questions. Take it home and photocopy it, then your sister can use it. if you keep the book in good condition, then take it back for a full refund. I don't think you are allowed to do this though

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