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Ice: A Memoir of Gangster Life and Redemption-from South Central to Hollywood

I saw Ice-T on a recent Colbert Report and thought I’d check out his autobiography.

Ice: A Memoir of Gangster Life and Redemption-from South Central to Hollywood
Ice: A Memoir of Gangster Life and Redemption-from South Central to Hollywood

I’m not really a fan of rap music. I liked the first two … [continue reading]

How Joseph Campbell Spent His Days During The Great Depression

For those that don’t know Joseph Campbell, he was the world’s authority on mythology and ancient religion. He wrote the book The Hero With a Thousand Faces and was even an inspiration to George Lucas for the original Star … [continue reading]

Frank Sinatra Probably Wouldn’t Have Liked Me

I first read this book about 10 years ago and I really enjoyed reading it again.

The Way You Wear Your Hat: Frank Sinatra and the Lost Art of Livin'
The Way You Wear Your Hat: Frank Sinatra and the Lost Art of Livin’ by Bill Zehme is not a typical biography. Instead of … [continue reading]

Trying to Understand George Soros

Although I couldn’t care less about what George Soros thinks politically, I do have an interest in understanding how his mind works when it comes to investing. George Soros is a legendary investor who¬†has made billions. One characteristic I’ve … [continue reading]

The Wisdom of David Lynch

Two months ago I heard David Lynch being interviewed on the Ron and Fez Show (XM 202). In the interview he was discussing a book he had just completed. I’m a big fan the movie director, so I put it … [continue reading]

An Unreasonable Man

While at the library I was thumbing through the documentaries and came across one on Ralph Nader. I knew a little bit about the man, but not too much. Considering my interests are more financial and less political these days, … [continue reading]