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DansDeals Book Club
« on: January 06, 2013, 01:03:23 AM »
I thought it would be a good idea to start a thread where we can share some interesting reads, I'll start.
I am in the middle of Why I left Goldman Sachs by Greg Smith. It's a well written book by a nice Jewish kid which I find to be very informative. (I see now that Google has some major criticism for him but I still think that he is a good honest person.) Anyone here read it?

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Re: DansDeals Book Club
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2013, 01:57:05 AM »
One book I'm currently reading is Story of the Jews by Stan Mack. It's funny, and a good way for me to (chronologically) synchronize global history and Jewish history in my mind.

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Re: DansDeals Book Club
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2013, 09:25:29 AM »
What are the authors credentials?

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Re: DansDeals Book Club
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2013, 10:59:43 AM »
Startup Nation - Dan Senor, Saul Singer

I've read it before but was just flipping through it on Shabbos

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Re: DansDeals Book Club
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2013, 12:04:01 PM »
What the Dog Saw - Malcom Gladwell
 Just reread this.


And this was a fun read
   One Year Off: Leaving It All Behind for a Round-the-World Journey with Our Children
David Elliot Cohen
"Not all who wander are lost"

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Re: Re: DansDeals Book Club
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2013, 12:08:55 PM »
What the Dog Saw - Malcom Gladwell
 
he is great
I'm just say'inę«

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Re: DansDeals Book Club
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2013, 12:41:52 PM »
What are the authors credentials?

Don't know if he has any. It's definitely not the classic Jewish take on history.

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Re: DansDeals Book Club
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2013, 12:45:27 PM »
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Re: DansDeals Book Club
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2013, 01:15:49 PM »
In One Era Out the Other great jewish memoir
calling Chaikel  ;)
but it really is great book

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Re: DansDeals Book Club
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2013, 03:21:15 PM »
On that note, Go My Son, Go, is one of the best books I read, ever.

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Re: DansDeals Book Club
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2013, 03:43:07 PM »
"Not all who wander are lost"

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Re: DansDeals Book Club
« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2013, 03:43:43 PM »
+1 Loved this


Nice, never saw this. He really is great.
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Re: DansDeals Book Club
« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2013, 03:51:01 PM »
Another good read: How We Decide by Jonah Lehrer
i read it, pretty good, only its pretty much a copy of predictably irrational by dan ariely (who is one of the smartest people that i know of)

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Re: DansDeals Book Club
« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2013, 04:20:01 PM »
One of my top 10 fictions : Angels and Demons
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Re: DansDeals Book Club
« Reply #15 on: January 06, 2013, 05:54:09 PM »
One of my top 10 fictions : Angels and Demons
+1
even better than the DaVinchi code IMHO

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Re: DansDeals Book Club
« Reply #16 on: January 06, 2013, 06:17:50 PM »
One of my top 10 fictions : Angels and Demons
How would you rank all 5 of his books?
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Re: DansDeals Book Club
« Reply #17 on: January 06, 2013, 06:23:36 PM »
http://www.amazon.com/Kane-Abel-Jeffrey-Archer/dp/0312942729
The best novel of all time (IMHO) [Way Better than what I found to be twisted and unrealistic book like Angles and Demons-(felt like reading Harry potter (ugh).] Davichi is good though.

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Re: DansDeals Book Club
« Reply #18 on: January 06, 2013, 06:28:30 PM »
How would you rank all 5 of his books?

Haven't read them in a while...
I'd say

1. Angels and Demons
2. Digital Fortress
3. The Da Vinci Code
4. Deception Point
5. The Lost Symbol
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« Reply #19 on: January 06, 2013, 06:31:01 PM »
http://www.amazon.com/Kane-Abel-Jeffrey-Archer/dp/0312942729
The best novel of all time (IMHO) [Way Better than what I found to be twisted and unrealistic book like Angles and Demons-(felt like reading Harry potter (ugh).] Davichi is good though.

Good book.
I basically stick to the same few authors..


Nelson Demille-
Jeffery Archer
Michael Connelly
Vince Flynn -every once in a while
Daniel Silva-also here and there
John Grisham (older work is much better)
and David Baldacci whose books I like pretty consistently.

Grisham and Baldacci- I read every book they write.
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