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Born to Run

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Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen By Christopher McDougall Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307279187
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Published: Vintage - March 29th, 2011

A truly awesome, inspiring "tale of the running gods," masterfully told. The most enjoyable non-fiction read - and by far the best sporting book - I've had the pleasure of reading in a long time. I hated to see it end - and it got me running again! ~ Reviewed by Jon Fine

A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra - Book Review

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A Constellation of Vital Phenomena: A Novel By Anthony Marra Cover Image
ISBN: 9780770436421
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Published: Hogarth - February 4th, 2014

This dark but brilliant tale of Russia-ravaged Chechnya - and a select few exquisitely drawn natives/victims is more timely now than ever. Marra shows us the true human cost of hate and intolerance. ~ Reviewed by Jon Fine

Light and Shade

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Light and Shade: Conversations with Jimmy Page By Brad Tolinski Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307985750
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Published: Crown - October 1st, 2013

Given Page's famously enigmatic and highly introverted nature, Tolinski's look into the musician/producer/composer's creative thoughts and processes represents a major leap forward for Led Zeppelin fans. Tolinski guides the reader through Page's entire career and legacy while periodically offering song-by-song insights that are bound to entice hard core fans and musicians alike. ~ Reviewed by Jon Fine

Surfing The Big River- For Indie Lovers

The following is a reprint of a Press Release that has not yet happened:

May 28, 2013

The “Surf The River, Shop The Stream” boycott of Amazon.com, organized by the American Association of Small Businesses some 18 months ago has been declared a smashing success by Scott Independence, President of the AASB.

“This is a program we had started in December of 2011 in response to Amazon's 'Price Check App' promotion where they bribed customers with the promise of $5 coupons if they went into any store and did a comparative price check through a mobile device bar code scanning program,” said Independence. “As much business as an online price-slashing retail powerhouse such as Amazon had already sapped from traditional brick and mortar stores, we felt at the time that this new program took the concept of aggressive price competitiveness to an unacceptable place. It attempted to turn the general public into spies against the small businesses that are the proverbial bread and butter of the American economy, basically bribing all consumers to reinforce the ongoing devaluation of the nation's retail economy to unsustainable levels. (READ MORE)


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