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The Knowledge: A Too Close To True Novel – Steven Pressfield

(Reviewed by Don Jung) How does a struggling writer make it in the big city? The Knowledge: A Too Close To True Novel is part crime novel, part self-realization story taken from some real-life experiences of author, Steven Pressfield. It … Continue reading

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Slow Days, Fast Company: The World, The Flesh, and L.A. – Eve Babitz (Author), Matthew Specktor (Introduction)

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “Los Angeles isn’t a city. It’s a gigantic, sprawling, ongoing studio. Everything is off the record. People don’t have time to apologize for its not being a city when their civilized friends suspect them of losing … Continue reading

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Madame Alexandra’s Rules of Business: The Enduring Principles of Business Success – Claude Roessiger

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “…money brings the only worthwhile thing it can bring: freedom…it being only the medium of exchange between a man’s labor and his freedom. Labor is not dishonorable, nor is the money which is only the comestible … Continue reading

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Sailor Man: The Troubled Life and Times of J.P. Nunnally, U.S. Navy – Del Staecker

(Reviewed by Glenda Anderson) Tremendously touching and skillfully written, Del Staecker’s Sailor Man  is  succinct yet powerful. And it stunned me. This is a  true story of a sixteen-year-old so anxious to join the Navy in WWII and so patriotic to do … Continue reading

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