Helpful votes received on reviews: 89% (49 of 55)
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A lover of knowledge, ideas and arts.

History, science, all kinds of music, literature and movies (though I'm very picky), strategy games like chess or go, eating and drinking well, travel, and avoiding stress.


Top Reviewer Ranking: 312,644 - Total Helpful Votes: 49 of 55
Home Comforts: The Art and Science of Keeping Hous&hellip by Cheryl Mendelson
I needed to know how to iron my clothes and starch my collars. I got that, plus a lot more great information about doing laundry.
Plus great information about shopping, preparing a meal and so on. And great information about germs, dust mites, allergies, and so on. It inspired me to become quite a bit more diligent about dealing with mildew, changing my sheets, doing dishes and sorting laundry.
As a bachelor, I recommend it to other bachelors.
From Here to Economy: A Shortcut to Economic Liter&hellip by Todd G. Buchholz
This book is an apology to the voters for Bush I's economic policies, including supply-side economics. It says something that not a single well-known economist wrote a blurb for this book's cover. After all, when Wheelan wrote "Naked Economics" he was able to get some. Krugman (himself a very well-respected economist) was able to. Why only this guy can't? Hmmmmmm.
It's because a bit of the information here isn't completely accurate, and he is always biased. He will not consider the role of government seriously, and of course tax-cuts and deregulation are the ultimate panacea. (Of course government has its fingers where they shouldn't be. But why not bother to consider where… Read more
The Men's Health Hard Body Plan: The Ultimate 12-W&hellip by Larry Keller
5.0 out of 5 stars good, June 19 2004
This book essentially tells you how to work out and eat healthy. Proper technique is illustrated for a wide variety of exercises, along with simple advice about how not to injure yourself, how much weight you should lift, how often you should workout, and some recommendations about which parts of your body you should focus on (for instance if you want to be more intimidating, shoulders and chest; if you want to have better sex, thighs and abs).
The information on stretching and cardio routines is simple and straightforward.
As far as I can tell, the diet information presented here is controversial only because there are so many diet fads and supplements and so on. People make a… Read more

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Symphony No. 5/ Waltz Suite (E ~ Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Jarvi
Symphony No. 5/ Waltz Suite (E ~ Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Jarvi