Truth in Advertising- Thoughts and Review

truth in advertisingI read this book several years ago.  Read it closely, marked it carefully, had every intention of posting a thorough and thoughtful analysis at the time.  Life got in the way (and let’s face it, life is still in the way).  But I was doing some reorganizing lately, and I saw several tabbed passages in the book, and started re-reading some of the portions I marked.  And while I can’t remember the book in its entirety, the tabbed portions alone tell a story that is still close to my heart.  Anyone else grinding it out in corporate America (or corporate anywhere, for that matter, or just grinding it out in life in general) will probably relate to at least some of these.

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Reading Hard Stuff

sleepersHaving just finished Sleepers by Lorenzo Carcaterra, I was eager to see what others thought of the book.  I discovered an interesting phenomenon.  Some people enjoyed the book but gave it a low rating because of the dark and disturbing subject matter.  Others did not enjoy the writing, but gave it high marks because of the dark and disturbing subject matter, the thinking being that if it’s a true story and it makes you uncomfortable, it has to be “good.”  I think I fall somewhere in the middle.

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