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CollectionsYour library (1,020), Currently reading (2), To read (1), All collections (1,020)

Reviews113 reviews

TagsPhotography (13), Signed First Edition (9), Fiction (7), Huxley (7), Unix (6), Biography (6), Pets (5), Cooking (5), 420 (5), Cannabis (5) — see all tags

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About meWhat can I say, I guess I'm a renaissance guy... I'm equally at home rebuilding an engine and then installing it, spending hours lost amongst the shelves at The Strand, canning a batch of home made jam or hot sauce, installing a boiler, rolling out the hardware and software for a new website, hiking the Appalachian trail, or scouting out the best bowl of pho in Manhattan ! And I've just scratched the surface...

About my libraryThat's a tough one. I have a hard time letting books go, so I still have a lot of the ones i read 30 years ago! Plus a decent assortment I've been picking up here and there over the last few years. I tend to like non-fiction or literature best, but have found myself indulging in a lot of memoirs and fiction lately. Although I'm "banned" from bringing more books home (out of shelf space) I still manage to sneak a few new additions in every week!

Groups1001 Books to read before you die, ARC Junkies, Free State Project (FSP) Readers, friends of Maugham

Favorite authorsCarlos Castaneda, William Gibson, Aldous Huxley, W. Somerset Maugham, Tom Robbins, W. Richard Stevens (Shared favorites)


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Real nameSteve Fisk

LocationSleepy Hollow, NY

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceSep 3, 2008

Currently readingInfluence: Science and Practice (4th Edition) by Robert B. Cialdini
Woodsburner: A Novel by John Pipkin

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When I checked my page, I saw you had a copy of my Book: "A Counselor Looks at the Big Book". I'd really be interested in knowing what you think about it. I'm an old retired Field Artillery NCO now working a second career and this is my first book.
You may have already forgotten about the review you wrote about Twenty Fragments of a Ravenous Youth, but I wanted to respond to what you said about eating. When I lived in China, one of the first things I noticed was the padlock on the kitchen door in my apartment built for the Asian Games (1990). Later I remember being on a river cruise in Guangzhou when the buffet was opened for the passengers--an indescribable mob scene. I think that we Americans have no idea what it's like to be hungry, perhaps even starving. I've also read accounts about family life with Holocaust survivors in which their children talk about obsessive tendencies about food in their parents. So maybe this explains a bit about the food in TFRY!

I've just joined a week ago. I notice we share Escape from Freedom. I'd guess there might be others! I'll go read your review right now.
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