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CollectionsYour library (1,232), @Work (11), Read but unowned (7), All collections (1,234)


Tagsscience (393), fiction (372), american literature (248), mathematics (242), philosophy (174), science fiction (151), british literature (140), statistics (99), short stories (88), humor (83) — see all tags

MediaNot set (8), Book (1,226), Paper Book (1,050), Audiobook (17)

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About meMy whole life has been one long ultraviolent hyperkinetic nightmare. But yes, I am a biostatistician. I do what little I can to serve the public health. I was recently described as a world-expert in clinical trials for rare diseases! My friends, this bodes very poorly for individuals suffering from rare diseases.

About my libraryMy nonfiction collection more or less traces the path of my academic and professional interests from high school to now: classics -> philosophy -> philosophy of mathematics -> mathematics -> biostatistics and medicine, with a side order of cognitive science.

My taste is biased toward humor and general cleverness.

My rating system is based primarily on free association and on not having time to rate things. I guess that's not really a "system," per se.

GroupsAmerican Postmodernism, Consilience, Humor, I Survived the Great Vowel Shift, Mac Users at LibraryThing, Mathematics, Philosophy of Science, Pittsburghers, Postmodernism, metafiction and experimental literature, Science!show all groups

Favorite authorsWoody Allen, Donald Barthelme, Georg Büchner, Ambrose Bierce, Jorge Luis Borges, Paul Bowles, Italo Calvino, René Descartes, Al Franken, Edward Gorey, David Hume, Franz Kafka, Søren Kierkegaard, Stanisław Lem, Mark Leyner, S. J. Perelman, Plato, Edgar Allan Poe, Bertrand Russell, Arthur Schopenhauer, Tom Stoppard, P. G. Wodehouse (Shared favorites)


Favorite librariesCarnegie Library of Pittsburgh -- East Liberty, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh -- Main (Oakland), Rockville Library - Montgomery County Public Libraries (MD), Silver Spring Library - Montgomery County Public Libraries (MD), University of Pittsburgh Library System - Mathematics Library, Wheaton Library - Montgomery County Public Libraries (MD)

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Member sinceFeb 1, 2007

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