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Some Book Reviews and Also the History of the Earth


Let’s talk about the earth, humanity, science and yes, maybe also work in 20 book reviews somehow: “Scar Tissue” by Anthony Kiedis, “Hit So Hard” by Patty Schemel, “Gold Dust Woman” by Stephen Davis, “There’s No Bones in Ice Cream” by Sylvain Sylvain, “The Most Beautiful: My Life with Prince” by Mayte Garcia, “Complicated Fun: The Birth of Minneapolis Punk and Indie Rock, 1974-1984” by Cyn Collins, “The Birth of Loud: Leo Fender, Les Paul, and the Guitar-Pioneering Rivalry That Shaped Rock ‘n’ Roll” by Ian Port, “Broad Band: The Untold Story of the Women Who Made the Internet” by Claire Evans, “How the Internet Happened: From Netscape to the iPhone” by Brian McCullough, “How to Write an Autobiographical Novel,” by Alexander Chee, “Choose Your Own Disaster” by Dana Schwartz, “A Farewell to Walmart” by Carly J. Hallman, “The First Bad Man” by Miranda July, “Strange Angel: The Otherworldly Life of Rocket Scientist John Whiteside Parsons” by George Pendle, “Life at the Dakota: New York’s Most Unusual Address” by Stephen Birmingham, “World of Our Fathers: The Journey of the East European Jews to America and the Life They Found and Made” by Irving Howe, “Grandma Gatewood’s Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail” by Ben Montgomery, “On Drinking” by Charles Bukowski, “In Pieces” by Sally Field, and “Girl Boy Girl: How I Became JT Leroy” by Savannah Knoop. Now take a breath.

Links mentioned in the episode: The 2015 Oscar ceremony wrap-up

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THIS IS NOT A TEST number 99 - Some Book Reviews and Also the History of the Earth

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  1. Hi ! Late at night, couldnt sleep. Listening to your voice (not only what you say) reminds me of you and your spirit of rebellion. It’s good to hear. Anyway its late, I must get up in an hour and put together an amazing lunch for a 12 year old to bring to school.
    I read that book by Anthony K because often when traveling to other lands I would grab anything in English to read. I’ve read the history of The Eagles, Barbara Streisand ,Cher , Barry Manilow anything laying around in English. They were mostly the same schedule. The journey. “Winston Churchill was a wee boy” , “Cher was always a creative child”
    I like your non tests. Hope to talk soon! Sonny

    1. Yes man, we must talk one of these fine days. I don’t know if you have my number, I’ll send it.

      Have you read Mark Lewisohn’s “Tune In: The Beatles: All These Years”? If not, email me your mailing address at once and I will send you a copy. The thing is huge and insane, and it only covers them up to the time juuuust before they blew up. It’s incredible. He’s working on the 2nd and 3rd parts.

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