## ODonnellWeb – Tag Books

Becoming by Michelle Obama

Posted on 02/13/2019 in misc • Tagged with Books

I'm pretty sure "write a book immediately upon leaving the White House" is in the First Lady contract. This is the first edition I've read though. The title comes from the construct of the book. The first third is her story - becoming Michelle Robinson. The middle third is the story …


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Night by Elie Wiesel

Posted on 02/06/2019 in misc • Tagged with Books, History

If you are younger than me you may have read this in school. I didn't read it until last night. It's a slim volume - only 110 pages. But it's enough. When the author was 15 he was rounded up in Hungary and shipped off to Auschwitz.

These 110 pages are …


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The Holy Shit Moment

Posted on 02/05/2019 in misc • Tagged with Books

Book Cover

I'm not looking to make any major life changes. I mostly bought the book because Fell is entertaining, and since he has been entertaining me for free on his Facebook page for a couple of years, I figured buying his book was the least I could do.

The book is …


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Billy Joel The Definitive Biography

Posted on 01/17/2019 in misc • Tagged with Books, Music

Book cover - Billy Joel Biography

Billy Joel The Definitive Biography started out as an autobiography. Joel killed the project at the last minute, however, he allowed his co-writer to redo the book as a biography. They had so much audio recorded of Billy and everybody in his life that it almost reads like an oral …


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Nobody should have 90 percent of the book market

Posted on 12/13/2018 in misc • Tagged with Amazon, Books

Image of tweet from DHH

This tweet, from one of the founders of 37 Signals and Basecamp, is in reference to their new book, It Doesn't Have to be Crazy at Work.

Those sales numbers are obscene, even for a book whose built in audience is probably slightly more likely to buy from Amazon than …


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The Lost Book of the Grail

Posted on 12/04/2018 in misc • Tagged with Books

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In The Lost Book of the Grail, author Charlie Lovett weaves together elements of romance, historical fiction, and mystery into an engrossing novel that is hard to put down. The book chapters alternate between two settings:

  • Historical fiction set in a Christian monastery charged with hiding a Grail related artifact …


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