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The Pizza Bible

The Pizza Bible by Tony Gemignani $17.54 at Amazon ($12.79 Kindle) Although I’ve had a pizza stone for years, I’d never actually made a pizza. The whole process just seemed a bit more involved than I was ready for. This book does a great job of telling you exactly what to do; with no pizza-making […]

The Lego Build-It Book: More Amazing Vehicles

The Lego Build-It Book: More Amazing Vehicles by Nathanael Kuipers and Mattia Zamboni $15.90 at Amazon ($9.99 Kindle) I’ve reviewed a number of Lego books recently, and they’ve all had the same problem: not much in the way of step-by-step instructions. While I can see the value in books of ideas and concepts, I enjoy […]

Lego Space: Building the Future

Lego Space: Building the Future by Peter Reid and Tim Goddard $15.78 at Amazon ($9.99 Kindle) When I was a kid, my favorite Legos were the Space Legos – Blacktron, M-tron, Space Police! I always wished I had more of them, but when I started playing with Legos again as an adult they were long […]

Double Down

Double Down by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann $17.30 at Amazon ($11.93 Kindle) In early October 2012, things seemed to be going very well indeed for Mitt Romney. He faced an unpopular incumbent presiding over a still-lethargic economy. He had access to a staggering amount of money (his total spending surpassed the president’s by over […]

The Lego Builder’s Guide

The Unofficial Lego Builder’s Guide 2nd Edition by Allan Bedford $16.18 at Amazon ($9.18 Kindle) It’s been forever (well over a decade) since I played with Legos, but my wife and I recently decided to take up playing with them again; we just finished building the Lego Creator Volkswagon T1 Camper Van. We’re planning to […]

The Oath

The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court by Jeffrey Toobin $16.26 at Amazon ($14.99 on Kindle) Like many interested observers, I had no idea how the Supreme Court would rule on the Affordable Care Act, but I assumed that the decision would be either 6-3 in favor (with Roberts and Kennedy joining […]


Writerpreneur: How to Work From Home as an Online Writer, Find Premium Clients, & Make Money Online by Rory Parker $2.99 for Amazon Kindle A decade ago, I was making ten cents a word writing for Scrye magazine. I generally sold them a thousand word article each month, until I quit playing collectible card games […]

The New New Deal

The New New Deal by Michael Grunwald $18.48 at Amazon Although I know that economists generally consider the stimulus to have been a success, and that it’s considered one of the most transparent government programs ever, I’ve never been particularly familiar with the details outside of the HITECH Act. As such, I was looking forward […]