Monthly Archives: September 2020

Three-Ring Circus: Kobe, Shaq, Phil, and the Crazy Years of the Lakers Dynasty

Here are some highlights from this new book by Jeff Pearlman: * To Walker, it’s all a joke. He and Bryant entered the league together, and the majority of players on the roster view Kobe’s latest efforts not unlike MC … Continue reading

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Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Explain Everything About the World

Tim Marshall writes in this 2016 book: VLADIMIR PUTIN SAYS HE IS A RELIGIOUS MAN, A GREAT supporter of the Russian Orthodox Church. If so, he may well go to bed each night, say his prayers and ask God: ‘Why … Continue reading

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Psychobabble: Exploding the myths of the self-help generation

Here are some highlights from this 2012 book by psychologist Stephen Briers: * The phenomenal growth of the self-help sector in the last century is a testament not only to our rising levels of insecurity and self-doubt, but to the … Continue reading

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Creating Powerful Radio: Getting, Keeping and Growing Audiences

Highlights from this 2007 book: * “The experimental test of whether this art is great or good, or minor or abysmal is the effect it has on your own sense of the world and of yourself. Great art changes you.” … Continue reading

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The Presidential Character: Predicting Performance In The White House By James David Barber

From the 2017 edition, Introduction: * Activity is the level of energy that a president devotes to the job, and affect is the level of satisfaction the president obtains from it. He divides each dimension into two categories (active-inactive and … Continue reading

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