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madmax61107 03-26-2008 08:40 PM

Another great read is Billy Crystal's "700 Sundays" Great father /son memories and pretty funny. You'll get through quick.

sao95 03-26-2008 10:00 PM

Stephen King has two other books due out,
"Bitten at Dusk, chronicling the history of the largest chigger infestation in history"
and
"My plastic ponies are talking: memoirs from a man on the edge"

jeffus 03-26-2008 10:15 PM

My lastest effort is: "Just Say No to the Wheel of Wow". It's about my epic battle to overcome a crushing and debilitating addiction to WebKinz and Kinzcash. ;)

Mark B. 06-11-2008 03:12 PM

Just finished "Colin Powell, My American Adventure". What a truly great American dream story. A first generation Jamaican, C student from NYC rose to be the most powerful man in the US Army through commitment and hard work. I wish I had read it sooner. Most of us know the basic story behind him, but the book is full of really amazing details of his life and career. What really struck me was how he described himself as pretty much a carbon copy of Dick Cheney philosophically. The were known to finish each others sentences often. But the public perception of the two men is quite opposite. I guess it is like my wife says, "It's not what you say it is how you say it".

stretch 06-11-2008 04:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Mark B. (Post 123738)
What really struck me was how he described himself as pretty much a carbon copy of Dick Cheney philosophically. The were known to finish each others sentences often. But the public perception of the two men is quite opposite.

Well, it was published in 1996. Considering how bitterly Powell and Cheney subsequently battled over foreign policy throughout his term at State in W's administration, I rather doubt they're still BFFs today. :icon_wink:

I'm rereading Good Omens, which is almost certainly the funniest book about Armageddon that has been written so far.

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jeffus 06-11-2008 04:57 PM

Written after a life-threatening incident....

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SteveH 06-11-2008 05:03 PM

Currently, I'm reading "Last Dance", John Feinstein's book following the Final Four (2003, I believe). It's a little slower of a read than his golf-oriented books, but still pretty interesting.

Mark B. 06-12-2008 12:52 AM

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Originally Posted by stretch (Post 123754)
Well, it was published in 1996. Considering how bitterly Powell and Cheney subsequently battled over foreign policy throughout his term at State in W's administration, I rather doubt they're still BFFs today. :icon_wink:

As General Powell has said "I did end arounds and Dick Cheney did end arounds about Iraq. It's bureaucratic warfare."

As for being best friends that never was an issue. They never spent an hour together just socializing and after Bush's term in office was over Cheney left town without ever saying goodbye to General Powell. Just Cheney being Cheney I guess.

Bollux 06-12-2008 01:05 AM

the pastor that is marrying us gave me "the purpose driven life" to read. a 40 day read about oddly enough, finding what our purpose is in life and accepting god as the number 1 thing in life. Think i have become the pastors pet project since meeting him for the wedding a few months back.

stretch 06-12-2008 01:09 AM

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Originally Posted by Bollux (Post 123816)
Think i have become the pastors pet project since meeting him for the wedding a few months back.

Everyone likes a real challenge! :icon_lol:

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Originally Posted by Mark B. (Post 123814)
"I did end arounds and Dick Cheney did end arounds."

Is that anything like reach arounds? Cause that's a mental picture I did not need.


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