Tag Archives: non-fiction

The Cactus Eaters

While this year everyone read Cheryl Strayed’s Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, I read a different memoir about the infamous 2,650 mile journey — Dan White’s 2008 book The Cactus Eaters: How I Lost My Mind … Continue reading

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Among the Islands

At a recent book marketing meet-up I attended, the books editor at The Oregonian newspaper spoke of the dismal fate of most books seeking a review from their publication. On average, they receive about 500 queries a week, and only … Continue reading

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HTML, XHTML & CSS for Dummies

In the past, I have avoided reading books in the Dummies series. I think it has to do with my intellectual pride. Also, there are several things, such as raising chickens, acrylic painting and organic gardening that I’d rather learn … Continue reading

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The Art of Non-Conformity

In his 2010 book The Art of Non-Conformity: Set Your Own Rules, Live the Life You Want, and Change the World, Chris Guillebeau expands upon the ideas in his popular blog and online manifesto, A Brief Guide to World Domination. The … Continue reading

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Manufacturing Consent

In Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky’s 1988 book Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media, the authors sketch out a “propaganda model” that has overwhelmed the mass media of the United States, whereby “the media serve, and … Continue reading

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