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quote 2017-11-16 17:13
[Gertrude Stein] thinks Fitzgerald will be read when many of his well known contemporaries are forgotten.
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City - Matthew Desmond

After hearing for the last few years that it took a WWII book program to bring The Great Gatsby into fashion, I think it's pretty awesome that Stein saw Fitzgerald's brilliance back in 1933. 

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text 2017-10-22 16:17
Reading progress update: I've read 9 out of 239 pages.
The Politics of Neurodiversity: Why Public Policy Matters - Dana Lee Baker

So this book takes an interesting view, breaking up the common medical vs. social models of disability into the categories, cause,  care, cure and celebration then doing a "compare and contrast" exercise on each with other three.

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review 2014-07-10 15:29
America in the Economic World

Designed for a wide audience, this exciting new work provides an easy and intuitive presentation of traditional economic and financial topics. Whether you are a professional economist, social scientist, or just interested in gaining a better grasp on our country’s economics, this book will provide a refreshing approach to traditional topics. It will give the reader plenty of information to help form their own opinions about important policy issues without relying on ideologues and political operatives for information. With topics relevant to everyday news it’s easy for the reader to obtain the economic knowledge and historical context to become an informed citizen!

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text 2013-12-15 22:18
Autism Book Recs
Loud Hands: Autistic People, Speaking - Julia Bascom
I Love Being My Own Autistic Self! A thAutoons Book - Landon Bryce
We've Been Here All Along: Autistics Over 35 Speak Out in Poetry and Prose - Rachel Cohen-Rottenberg
The Politics of Neurodiversity: Why Public Policy Matters - Dana Lee Baker
Thinking Person's Guide to Autism: Everything You Need to Know from Autistics, Parents, and Professionals: 1 - Jennifer Byde Myers,Shannon Des Roches Rosa,Carol Greenburg,Emily Willingham,Liz Ditz
The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie - Jennifer Ashley
Love Anthony - Lisa Genova
Wildwood - Colin Meloy,Carson Ellis
A Wrinkle in Time (The Time Quintet #1) - Madeleine L'Engle,Anna Quindlen
All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome - Kathy Hoopmann

Think People's Guide to Autism is a FANTASTIC website and resource for all things Autism related. 

 

In their TPGA's All Ages Holiday Book Guide post, they list a variety of books (non-fiction, as well as adult and kid's fiction) about autism, or that feature realistic portrayals of Autistic people. Including a Victorian Romance novel featuring an autistic man as the romantic lead (Jennifer Asley's The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie).

 

But also featuring classic books like A Wrinkle in Time, which features a "...female protagonist [who] is a terrific role model for aspie girls."

 

This list is a great resource if you want to learn more about autism or if you have Autistic people in you're life who might find these books interesting themselves. 

 

I know I've added a bunch of these books to my reading list. 

Source: www.thinkingautismguide.com/2012/12/tpgas-all-ages-holiday-book-guide.html
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review 2011-08-18 10:54
Peace Process: American Diplomacy and the Arab-Israeli Conflict Since 1967
Peace Process: American Diplomacy and the Arab-Israeli Conflict Since 1967 - William B. Quandt 4.5/5
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