Okay, here's the newest babies to the brood....oh heck, I'm so hoppin' happy...
Daniel Goleman: SOCIAL INTELLIGENCE: BEyond IQ, Beyond Emotional Intelligence
NF...yea, I know, this guy has gotten a lot of mileage out of his theory but it is intriguing and gives hope to us littlest intellectual angels.
Steven Pinker: THE BLANK SLATE: The Modern Denial of Human Nature. NF Widely recognized Psych Prof at Harvard..I have several of his books...very entertaining and enlightening. He makes it all understandable and I feel reel smart when I reed 'im Ma.
Annie Dillard: AN AMERICAN CHILDHOOD. NF Autobiography of her growing up in Pittsburgh in the 50s....that's only four hours from C-bus and 10 years away from the 60s...I'm curious....
Eleanor Herman: SEX WITH KINGS: 500 Years of Adultery, Power, Rivalry, and Revenge. NF It's classified as history. Apparently she really dug through the source pile; diaries, personal letters and "diplomatic dispatches" to get the scoop on royal mistresses. I have a fascination with monarchies...I know too much and care too much and apparently, have too much time...perhaps it's time to do my homework...nah
Kathleen McGowan: THE EXPECTED ONE: FICTION....It's a Mary Magdalene story...don't judge me.
Pete Hamill: FOREVER. fiction. "...the magical, epic tale of an extroadinary man who arrives in New York in 1740 and remains...forever." From the back of the book...yay
Temple Grandin: ANIMALS IN TRANSLATION: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior. NF. I love Dr. Grandin. She's autistic, thinks in picture, and it's just awesome to get into her head. And....since I think in pictures as well and autism runs in our freakly little flambly, she is one of my sheroes.
OKAY....GOTTA RUN AND READ....WOOT