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Review: Cruising Attitude: Tales of Crashpads, Crew Drama, and Crazy Passengers at 35,000 Feet by Heather Poole

You know, these days I read travel books with a whole different eye. One, I’m usually reading them in an airport or a hotel. Two, the situations and places in the books seem very familiar to me now. That’s one of the reasons I was so interested in Cruising Attitude: Tales of Crashpads, Crew Drama, and Crazy Passengers at 35,000… Read more

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Review: Fabulous Finds: How Expert Appraiser Lee Drexler Sold Wall Street’s Charging Bull

Well, the title is a little longer than that, but you get the general idea. Fabulous Finds: How Expert Appraiser Lee Drexler Sold Wall Street’s Charging Bull, Found Hidden Treasures and Mingled with the Rich & Famous is a quick little read (under 200 pages) about art appraisal — determining the value of all sorts of art objects for insurance,… Read more

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Review: Proust’s Overcoat by Lorenza Foschini

Proust’s Overcoat: The True Story of One Man’s Passion for All Things Proust is an interesting little read — a case study in obsession. ¬†It is the story of a book lover, his connections to the Proust’s family, and his obsession with preserving the author’s writings and possessions. ¬†Author Lorenza Foschini does an excellent job of pulling the threads of… Read more