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Driving Mr. Albert: A Trip Across America with Einstein's Brain
Driving Mr. Albert: A Trip Across America with Einstein's Brain
by Michael Paterniti
Edition: Paperback
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2.0 out of 5 stars You can tell he writes for Esquire, Oct. 26 2003
This book is just one long-winded Esquire article...a topic with a catchy enough premise to suck you in, words that are put together well enough that you don't put it down immediately after picking it up, but in the end, it goes absolutely nowhere. There's no attempt to get to the heart of ANYTHING...the "brain keeper" his acquaintances, or the author's relationship with his wife, Sara.

The Pleasure of My Company: A Novel
The Pleasure of My Company: A Novel
by Steve Martin
Edition: Hardcover
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4.0 out of 5 stars An exageration of everyones inner-dialogue, Oct. 26 2003
This book was fantastic. Some have said that the lead character isn't likeable...likeable or not, Martin has created a character that simply magnifies all that lives in each of us. Anyone that feels they occasionally live inside their own head a little too much will fall over laughing while also starting to wonder if they are truly neurotic, not normal, while reading this book. The ending is fantastic...Martin is great with words, incredibly humorous, but also has something to say. I was very surprised with how deeply this little book touched me.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Finally something new!!, Jan. 8 2002
This review is from: Distillation (Audio CD)
~Erin Mckeown has taken a wealth of influences and used them to create the first completely original singer/songwriter album I've heard in a long time...this is certainly not a "3 chords and the truth" album, nor is it "jazzy" in the traditional Joni Mitchell sense of the word. The album sets a new standard for grittiness with bone-dry production and songs that are played with swagger. The lyrics, while obviously personal, are definitly not in the story-teller vein...abstract and~~ oblique enough to allow internalization by the listener. This is singer/songwriter music with rock and roll attitude delivered in a completely original and unique way. One of those CDs you can't believe you were lucky enough to discover.~

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3.0 out of 5 stars Great songs, but..., Nov. 25 2001
This review is from: More (Audio CD)
This is a very solid effort. From the reviews I read, my expectations were high. The songs are mostly excellent and when the production allows the warmth of Deb Pasternak to come through, beautiful emotive music streams out of the speakers. The couple of stray filler songs and the producer/guitarists tendancy to provide a "backing band" in the new orleans r&b traditions instead of buidling a soundstage around the lead vocal keep this album from being all that it could be.

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