Now I'm getting the chance to read books I didn't have time for before. Think of me whenever you see the slogan "So many books, so little time!" Now I've got the time.  Cheers, Fred.

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Cheers, Fred

Storm Lake: A Chronicle of Change, Resilience, and Hope from a Heartland Newspaper

Book Number: 
786
Date Fred Read: 
December 2018
Fred's Rating: 
4
Author: 
Art Cullen
Total Pages: 
317
Publisher: 
Viking
Year: 
2018

Art Cullen, editor of The Storm Lake (Iowa) Times, won the Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing in April 2017. This second smallest newspaper in the Pulitzer’s 101-year history won for taking on corporate agriculture over pollution and local government secrecy. This was a gift book.  Read more

Answer to Job

Book Number: 
785
Date Fred Read: 
December 2018
Fred's Rating: 
4
Author: 
C. G. Jung
Total Pages: 
108
Publisher: 
Princeton Press
Year: 
2010

This book is a 108-pp extraction from C. G. Jung’s Collected Works, Volume II, Bollingen Series XX (paragraphs 560 – 758), 1958 by the Bollingen Foundation. Jung’s story uses the Book of Job to describe how Job caused God to change his character and nature.  Read more

The Biological Mind: How Brain, Body, and Environment Collaborate to Make Us Who We Are

Book Number: 
784
Date Fred Read: 
December 2018
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Alan Jasanoff
Total Pages: 
238
Publisher: 
Basic Books
Year: 
2018

Alan Jasanoff, the award-winning director of the MIT Center for Neurobiological Engineering, has identified a widespread 'Brain Mystique'-- "a collection of folk theories about the brain that are scientifically false. In this gift book he dispels these theories and provides an engaging tour from brain to body to the social and physical world."  Read more

Why Buddhism Is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment

Book Number: 
783
Date Fred Read: 
November 2018
Fred's Rating: 
4
Author: 
Robert Wright
Total Pages: 
279
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster
Year: 
2017

In this book Robert Wright states that Buddhist meditative practice is a radical promise: We can learn to see the world, including ourselves, more clearly, and so gain a deep and morally valid happiness. (For his books I’ve read, click on his name.)  Read more

The Moral Animal: Evolutionary Psychology and Everyday Life

Book Number: 
782
Date Fred Read: 
November 2018
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Robert Wright
Total Pages: 
392
Publisher: 
Vintage
Year: 
1995

New Republic senior editor Robert Wright's account of the latest trends in Darwinian theory describes the logic behind the emerging evolutionary psychology; the subjects range from friendship and romance to xenophobia and sibling rivalry. (For his books I’ve read, click on his name.)  Read more

Collected Works of Wallace Stegner

Book Number: 
781
Date Fred Read: 
November 2018
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Wallace Stegner
Total Pages: 
525
Publisher: 
Penguin
Year: 
1990

Wallace Stegner (1909 – 1993) was an American novelist, short story writer, environmentalist, and historian, often called "The Dean of Western Writers". He won the 1972 Pulitzer Prize for Angle of Repose and the 1977 U.S. National Book Award for The Spectator Bird.  Read more

The Illustrated A Brief History of Time / The Universe in a Nutshell – Two Books in One

Book Number: 
780
Date Fred Read: 
November 2018
Fred's Rating: 
4
Author: 
Stephen Hawking
Total Pages: 
464
Publisher: 
Bantam Books
Year: 
2007

For this illustrated edition, Stephen Hawking prepared a new introduction (dated 1996) to BHT and wrote an entirely new chapter on wormholes and time travel. This edition is enhanced with more than 240 full-color illustrations. It was a gift book. (For his books I’ve read, click on his name.)  Read more

Montana 1948: A Novel

Book Number: 
779
Date Fred Read: 
October 2018
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Larry Watson
Total Pages: 
169
Publisher: 
Milkweed Editions
Year: 
2007

Larry Watson won The Milkweed National Fiction Prize and The Mountains and Plains Bookseller Association Regional Book Award for creating a completely new American classic, an evocation of a time, a place, and more: a story whose pages will not stop turning - its characters will not let them.  Read more

Re-Claiming the Bible for a Non-Religious World

Book Number: 
778
Date Fred Read: 
October 2018
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
John Shelby Spong
Total Pages: 
409
Publisher: 
Harper One
Year: 
2011

John Shelby Spong, former Episcopal Bishop of Newark, has been a visiting lecturer at Harvard and at universities and churches throughout the world. A leading spokesperson for liberal Christianity for decades, this book is one of four of his books he mentions in his book Biblical Literalism. (To see his books I’ve read, click on his name.)  Read more

Einstein’s God: Conversations about Science and the Human Spirit

Book Number: 
777
Date Fred Read: 
October 2018
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Krista Tippett
Total Pages: 
283
Publisher: 
Penguin Group
Year: 
2010

Krista Tippett, a Peabody Award-winning broadcaster and NYT bestselling author, received in 2014 the National Humanities Medal at the White House. She is the host of NPR’s On Being. (I’ve read her three books.)  Read more

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