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CollectionsYour library (3,916), Judaica Collection (1,804), Comparative Religion Collection (197), Law Collection (582), Bioethics Collection (225), International/Global Collection (138), Social Sciences Collection (127), Fiction & Literature Collection (371), Women & Feminism Collection (153), Cookbooks Collection (148), Arts & Music Collection (183), Kindle & Ebooks (121), Audible (2), DVD Collection (5), CD/Cassette Collection (1), Talya (5), For Sale (82), Wishlist (2), All collections (3,948)

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TagsLaw (398), Fiction (316), Jewish Thought (221), Law-C&M (207), Jewish History (173), Bioethics (166), Bible (158), Fiction (Jewish) (150), Cookbooks (141), Holocaust (123) — see all tags


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About mePrior to my retirement, I taught law, bioethics, Jewish studies, and religious studies at the University of Wisconsin and staffed public bioethics commissions at both federal and state levels. My interests are quite eclectic, although most of my book collecting falls within the above categories (expansively defined), plus politics, public affairs, and fiction.
I'm a graduate of Harvard College and Yale Law School, now 60ish with some health problems. Unlike many of you, I am not a librarian, but my former wife is--currently Women's Studies Librarian at UW.

About my libraryI've been buying lots of books since my undergraduate days, and have a very hard time letting go of them. I have listed most of my purchases since the early 1990s, but much of my collection (and most classic works) were acquired in the 25 years before that (I started college, and serious book buying, in 1967), and it will take some time until I can get those posted.

GroupsBioethics, Jewish Bibliophiles, Jewish Fiction, Judaica, Lawyers

Favorite authorsRobert M. Cover, Arnold M. Eisen, Abraham Joshua Heschel, David Lodge, Philip Roth, Michael Walzer (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstores57th Street Books, A Room of One's Own, Avol's Bookstore, Barnes & Noble Booksellers - West Towne Mall, Borders - Madison West, Harvard Book Store, Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe, Moe's Books, Politics and Prose, Rainbow Bookstore Co-op, Seminary Co-op Bookstore, Strand Bookstore, The Harvard Coop, The University Book Store, The University Book Store at Hilldale

Favorite librariesMadison Public Library - Central Library, University of Wisconsin - Madison - Memorial Library, Wisconsin Historical Society - Library and Archives

Other favoritesWisconsin Union Theater, Chazen Museum of Art (formerly Elvehjem Museum of Art)

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Real nameAlan Jay Weisbard

LocationMadison, WI and Miami Beach, FL (seasonal)

Account typepublic

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Member sinceSep 3, 2007

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