Wednesday, January 23, 2008

I'm Finally Running Out of New Stuff to Write About


Helen Farnsworth Mears by Susan Porter Green. A biography of the Wisconsin sculptor. I found this stuck on a high shelf in a back room. The book was donated in 1996 and never cataloged until last week.

Complete Idiot's Guide to Digital Video by Karl Bardosh. "Focus in on the future of moviemaking."

Gang Leader for a Day by Sudhir Venkatesh. Venkatesh's story was told in Freakonomics. Venkatesh was a graduate student when he visited a Chicago housing project with a multi-part survey on urban poverty. Venkatesh enters an abandoned building and is immediately taken captive by a local drug gang who suspect his intentions. Venkatesh ends up making friends with the gang leader and observes the gang and neighborhood for the next ten years.

What to do With Your History or Political Science Degree by Sarah Dunham and Lisa Vollmer. Please tell me. I majored in both of those.

Smart Hiring: the complete guide to finding and hiring the best employees by Robert Wendover. Here is a tip from my own personal experience: Want to avoid bad employees? First things first and hire a good one. Includes: interview questions, resume evaluation, recruitment and advertising, etc.

Quickbooks 2008: the official guide by Kathy Ivens. Since our previous version checked out like mad this one should be popular.

Green Bay Packers: the complete illustrated history by Don Gulbrandsen. What else is there to say that is not in the title?

Quilting a Patchwork Garden by Lynette Jensen. Quilting.

AudioBook on CD

How Starbucks Saved My Life: a son of privilege learns to live like everyone else by Michael Gates Gill. Gill was a divorced, laid off, former six-figure earning, brain tumor carrying, pregnant girlfriend dating dude whose sole luxury was a daily latte at Starbucks. One day the manager asked if he wanted a job and he accepted.

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