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The Art of Fiction: A Guide for Writers and Readers
Ayn Rand, Tore Boeckmann, Leonard Peikoff
The Name of the Rose
Umberto Eco
David Mitchell
To the Lighthouse
Virginia Woolf
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Edward Gibbon, Daniel J. Boorstin, Gian Battista Piranesi, Hans-Friedrich Mueller
Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid
Douglas R. Hofstadter
Perfect Wrong Note - Learning to Trust Your Musical Self
William Westney
The Prince
Niccolò Machiavelli
The Varieties of Religious Experience
William James
Twenty Questions: An Introduction to Philosophy
G. Lee Bowie, Robert C. Solomon

Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life

Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life - Steve Martin I'm not sure how I ended up reading an autobiography of Steve Martin, probably because the cover caught my eye and I think it's cool that he picks a mean banjo. I'm not a huge fan, but despite that, it was a pretty fascinating glimpse into a world and career I knew almost nothing about. Show business is rough and stand-up seems like the roughest of it. Traveling alone, at the mercy of the crowd, constantly having to come up with new material (jokes don't age like songs)... Steve Martin is tenacious and introspective and that combination makes for an interesting read.