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Are You My Mother?

Are You My Mother?

author: Alison Bechdel

name: Steev

average rating: 3.66

book published: 2012

rating: 5

read at: 2018/02/04

date added: 2018/02/04

shelves: fun, memoir, own-it

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The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch

The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch

author: Philip K. Dick

name: Steev

average rating: 4.01

book published: 1965

rating: 4

read at: 2018/01/29

date added: 2018/01/29

shelves: fun, novels, own-it, politics

review:

The Baffler No. 37 (Power, Corruption, and Lies)

The Baffler No. 37 (Power, Corruption, and Lies)

author: Chris Lehmann

name: Steev

average rating: 4.60

book published:

rating: 5

read at: 2018/01/18

date added: 2018/01/18

shelves: fun, own-it, politics

review:

Meet Confirmation Bias

Some moments from rehearsals of the new duo Confirmation Bias, featuring Steev Hise and Igloo Martian

Cast: steev hise

Tags: music, avant garde, noise and free improv

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author: Richard McGuire

name: Steev

average rating: 4.16

book published: 2014

rating: 5

read at: 2017/12/24

date added: 2017/12/24

shelves: art, fun, own-it

review:

Unequal Protection: The Rise of Corporate Dominance and the Theft of Human Rights

Unequal Protection: The Rise of Corporate Dominance and the Theft of Human Rights

author: Thom Hartmann

name: Steev

average rating: 4.19

book published: 2002

rating: 4

read at: 2005/12/22

date added: 2017/12/22

shelves: politics

review:

The Tools: Transform Your Problems into Courage, Confidence, and Creativity

The Tools: Transform Your Problems into Courage, Confidence, and Creativity

author: Phil Stutz

name: Steev

average rating: 3.66

book published: 2012

rating: 5

read at:

date added: 2017/12/20

shelves: spirit-self, own-it, to-re-read

review:
Excellent. The book represents a rare thing in therapy - actual practical methods for working on things that usually people just get to talk about with their therapist. Describes 4 basic "tools" for overcoming mental/emotional obstacles, and they even include a fifth tool for helping to follow through and keep using the first four. I'm going to (hopefully) continue to refer back to the book and not just forget the whole thing.

The Baffler No. 36 (A Crack in Everything)

The Baffler No. 36 (A Crack in Everything)

author: Chris Lehmann

name: Steev

average rating: 4.30

book published:

rating: 5

read at: 2017/12/13

date added: 2017/12/13

shelves: own-it, politics, fun

review:
I'm having trouble keeping up with the Baffler and soon it will be bi-monthly! ack! At any rate, the quality continues to be very high. Highlights of this issue are Sam Kriss's piece on climate change, Corey Pein's report about immigration detention in the Northwest, and Mike Edison's "The Art of the Heel," exploring and explaining the resemblance of the Trump phenomenon to professional wrestling. Great stuff.

Debt: The First 5,000 Years

Debt: The First 5,000 Years

author: David Graeber

name: Steev

average rating: 4.16

book published: 2011

rating: 0

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date added: 2017/12/12

shelves: politics, own-it

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Home Land

Home Land

author: Sam Lipsyte

name: Steev

average rating: 3.64

book published: 2004

rating: 5

read at: 2012/08/24

date added: 2012/08/24

shelves: novels, own-it, fun

review:
Sam Lipsyte is such a damn good writer. His style is the perfect mix of bitterness, wisdom, and pop-infused sardonic wit, at least for me and my take on the world right now. He's almost precisely the same age as I am, so maybe that has something to do with it. This book is exaggerated and crazy, but it sort of perfectly encapsulates what it's like to be alive today as a verging-on-middle-aged, creative and educated but disillusioned and lower-middle-class American male - disillusioned, even though you're someone who never really bought or swallowed the koolaid in the first place. Something was wrong with the picture from the start, you could tell long ago, but you're still pissed off 20 years later when it didn't pan out the way they said it would, mostly pissed off because everyone else is pretending that it did.