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The Phantom of Fifth Avenue: The Mysterious Life and Scandalous Death of Heiress Huguette Clark
Meryl Gordon
End of The Chain: Life and death in the Aleutians
Robert Wallace Finlay
Bryson's Dictionary of Troublesome Words: A Writer's Guide to Getting It Right
Bill Bryson
Seeing Further
Neal Stephenson, Margaret Atwood, Gregory Benford, Georgina Ferrey, Oliver Morton, Maggie Gee, Margaret Wertheim, Richard Fortey, John D. Barrow, Martin J. Rees, Philip Ball, Richard Holmes, Stephen H. Schneider, James Gleick, Simon Schaffer, Henry Petroski, Paul Davies,
Icons of England
Bill Bryson
Walking Away From Wall Street: From Corporate Bull to Building a Busines
Max Vishnev
Winter's Tale
Mark Helprin
To Marry an English Lord
Carol McD. Wallace, Gail MacColl
That Bear Ate My Pants!
Tony James Slater
Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune
Paul Clark Newell Jr., Bill Dedman

Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen - Christopher McDougall I am 4/5th of the way through this book and I am loving every page. It reads partly as an adventure tale, partly as a science text, partly as a 60's hippy on-the-road book and I'm loving it all. I've learned so much about running from a biomechanical perspective, and I tell you - the author makes some compelling reasons to ditch the shoes.

I was drawn to read this book mainly because of this - I haven't worn "shoes" in years. I run in Tevas all summer, and Crocs all winter. Everyone warned me that I was going to ruin my feet. What actually happened is that I haven't had one foot complaint or knee or ankle complaint ever since I tossed "supportive" shoes aside in favor of the comfortable ones. I also spend 100% of my at-home time barefoot. It's nice to have at least one person tell me, however indirectly, that what I'm doing is beneficial for my overall health, heh.

It's a great book. Maybe not the best literary achievement - many of the metaphors and similes make me cringe,but overall, it's a very enjoyable read.