Category Archives: Non fiction

The Third Plate by Dan Barber (Abacus)

“A corn cob, dried and slightly shriveled, arrived in the mail not long after we opened Blue Hill at Stone Barns. Along with the cob was a check for $1,000” THE best place to read this book would be on … Continue reading

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Homo Deus by Yoav Noah Harari ( (Penguin)

“At the dawn of the third millennium, humanity wakes up, stretching its limbs and rubbing its eyes. Remnants of some awful nightmare are still drifting across its mind.” HOWEVER awful events might have been through history, it is over. It … Continue reading

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On writing by Stephen King (Pocket)

“This is a short book because most books about writing are filled with bullshit.” BEFORE you are tempted to take out your feather plume and dip it in the black ink, before you type in the password on your computer, … Continue reading

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1491 by Charles C. Mann (Knopf)

“The plane took in weather that was surprisingly cool for central Boliva and flew east, toward the Brazilian border.” THE symbolism of the plane is that we now take for granted what people less than 100 years ago would never … Continue reading

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The American plague by Molly Caldwell Crosby (Berkley)

“The rain came in west Africa. A massive wind blew in from the Atlantic coast bringing the deluge of water known as the south-west monsoon.” IT is fitting that there is quote early on here from Edgar Allan Poe. Before … Continue reading

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Allen Klein by Fred Goodman (Mariner)

“It may have been the dramatic grounds; he may have been impressed that George C Scott and Colleen Dewhurst were renting it. Whatever the reason, Allen Klein wanted the house.” THE house was where the deals were done. In the … Continue reading

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The life-changing magic of tidying by Marie Kondo (Vermillion)

“When I tell people that my job is teaching others how to tidy, I am usually met with looks of amazement.” I DO NOT recall if I ever actually wrote the notorious essay A Day In The Life of a … Continue reading

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