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Post by reader001 » Thu Jul 27, 2006 5:41 am

Which work/writing [OR the writer]

1. Touched you most?
2. Inspired you most?
3. Emboldened you towards action?
4. Gave you invaluable perspectives?
5. Finally woke you up from your slumber and to face realities of life?

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Post by tony h » Mon Jul 31, 2006 11:34 am

I am tempted to quote Groucho Marks on Mao Tse Tung's Little Red Book : it's the sort of book that once you put down you can't pick up again.
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Post by reader001 » Mon Jul 31, 2006 11:42 am

Hi Tony H,

Welcome to my thread...

"once you put down you can't pick up again."

Never heard that Groucho was into writing..till now.

Or, R U Punning? :)

Did you REALLY mean to say "once you pick up you cannot put down again' ??
THX for posting anyways...
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Post by daverba » Tue Aug 01, 2006 3:29 am

If Groucho didn't say that, he should have. (I think he did say that.)

But seriously, books I have read and found endearing --

- Anna Leonowens and the Kind of Siam (turns out it's a true story)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_Leonowens

- The Structure of Scientific Revolutions (turns out that even scientists are VERY emotional and irrational)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Struct ... evolutions

- A message to Garcia (found the story behind the missive as fascinating as the missive)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Message_to_Garcia

- The Diving-bell and the Butterfly (fascinating and touching and tragic)
http://www.bibliofemme.com/reviews/divingbell.shtml

- The Long Walk by Slavomir Rawicz (if it's not true, it should be)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slavomir_Rawicz
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Post by reader001 » Tue Aug 01, 2006 3:35 am

OK, now I caught Tony's drift..!

daverba, thanks for your links...I'm gonna start on them next;

:)
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