Archive - Book Review

Live Work Work Work Die: A Journey into the Savage Heart of Silicon Valley

Live Work Work Work Die: A Journey into the Savage Heart of Silicon Valley

author: Corey Pein

name: Steev

average rating: 3.71

book published:

rating: 5

read at: 2018/05/12

date added: 2018/05/12

shelves: own-it, politics

review:
Definitely scathing! This book confirmed and resonated with my experience living in SF during the first web boom, and Pein’s healthily cynical take is refreshing and entertaining. I’m someone else who lived through it but didn’t drink the koolaid, and trust me, be very afraid of Silicon Valley.

Noise: The Political Economy of Music

Noise: The Political Economy of Music

author: Jacques Attali

name: Steev

average rating: 4.11

book published: 1977

rating: 5

read at:

date added: 2018/04/27

shelves: art, politics

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The Baffler No. 38 - Holy Orders

The Baffler No. 38 - Holy Orders

author: Lehmann, Chris

name: Steev

average rating: 4.33

book published:

rating: 5

read at: 2018/04/12

date added: 2018/04/12

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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

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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:

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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

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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

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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.