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Longitudes and Attitudes

I've been reading Longitudes and Attitudes (by Thomas Friedman, link goes to BN). I'm quickly getting bored with it - the pre-9/11 pieces were interesting in a "look back" fashion. The post-9/11 articles were good at first, but border on being repetitive and tedious at this point. The same themes, the same thoughts, the same coined phrases and so on. I wouldn't expect anything less from Friedman - he's one guy, and he's got his opinions. They're insightful, thought-provoking, and well-founded.

I just don't need to hear them 20 times in a row.

I am going to try to pick up some of his other books soon, though, as the format is quite different from this book. Longitudes and Attitudes is a collection of two-page essays (from his NYT articles). The Lexus and the Olive Tree and (I forgot, I borrowed this book from Seth) The World is Flat would make nice housewarming gifts if anyone is interested… 😉 Otherwise, I'll pick them up when things settle down a little.

Oh, and I'd like to read Freakonomics, by Levitt and Dubner, as well. That this book tackles aging golf "experts" is yet another perk.

I'll need something to do when winter gets here again, after all.

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