Author Archives: Ron Boothe

About Ron Boothe

I am a retired professor of psychology living in Tacoma Washington USA.

June Selection: Strangers in Their Own Land

At our June meeting we will discuss a book selected by Neil Bergeson, Arlie Russell Hochschild, Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right, 2016.  

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Reading Einstein’s Own Words

For our March book discussion we read Einstein’s Ideas and Opinions.1  I had previously read two biographies about Einstein2,3 as well as books by Christopher Potter4 and Amanda Gefter5 that include extensive discussions of modern developments of some of Einstein’s theoretical … Continue reading

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Preparation for the Next Life by Atticus Lish

At our April meeting we will discuss a book selected by me (Ron Boothe): Atticus Lish, Preparation for the Next Life. Originally published in hardback by Oneworld Publications, 2014. Tyrant Books Paperback Second Edition (November 3, 2015) This book won … Continue reading

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March Selection: Albert Einstein’s Ideas and Opinions

At our March meeting we will discuss a book suggested by Mark Jensen: Albert Einstein, Ideas and Opinions, Originally published in 1954 by Crown Publishers, Inc. Based on Mein Weltbild, Edited by Carl Seelig, and other sources. Modern Library Edition … Continue reading

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February Selection: Carl Schorske’s Fin-de-Siècle Vienna

  At our February meeting we will discuss the following book selected by Bill Hagens: Carl Schorske, Fin-de-Siècle Vienna: Politics and Culture (1980) Knopf Available on Kindle and from various used book sources, as low as $0.98.   Bill provides … Continue reading

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December Selection: Killing the Host by Michael Hudson

At our December 2016 meeting we will discuss the following selection suggested by Stirling Smith: Michael Hudson, Killing the Host: How Financial Parasites and Debt Bondage Destroy the Global Economy, 2015.

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Tristram’s Dear Dear Jenny

Laurence Sterne, The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, originally published in nine volumes, the first two appearing in 1759, and seven others following over the next seven years. In previous comments I posted about Tristram Shandy, I described … Continue reading

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November Selection: Electric City (2014)

At our November meeting we will discuss a book selected by Burk, Elizabeth Rosner, Electric City: A Novel (2014). Burk provides the following pre-discussion information about his selection: —————————————— —————————————— Greetings: I believe chance has a lot to do with … Continue reading

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October Selection: Bad Paper

At our October meeting we will be discussing a selection from Sid Whaley: Jake Halpern, Bad Paper: Chasing Debt from Wall Street to the Underworld, 2014

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This Boy’s Life, A Memoir by Tobias Wolff

At our September meeting we will discuss a book selected by Ron Powers: Tobias Wolff, This Boy’s Life: A Memoir, 1989.

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