Books Archive

  •   This is my recurring book preview, “First Line-Last Line” for Monday, April 22, 2013. The high-impact preview for low-impact people.   Today’s book: 1982 by Jian Ghomeshi   In this memoir, broadcaster and music impressario, Jian Ghomeshi, reflects on his youth from some 30 years previous.  Utilizing first hand accounts and lists, […]

    First Line-Last Line Book Preview #5

      This is my recurring book preview, “First Line-Last Line” for Monday, April 22, 2013. The high-impact preview for low-impact people.   Today’s book: 1982 by Jian Ghomeshi   In this memoir, broadcaster and music impressario, Jian Ghomeshi, reflects on his youth from some 30 years previous.  Utilizing first hand accounts and lists, […]

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  • This is my recurring book preview, “First Line-Last Line” for Monday, March 4, 2013. The high-impact preview for low-impact people.   Today’s book:     For her book, Plutocrats, business writer Chrystia Freeland explores the current growing disparity between the poor, the rich and the Super-Rich.  They seem to a class of people […]

    First Line-Last Line Book Preview #4

    This is my recurring book preview, “First Line-Last Line” for Monday, March 4, 2013. The high-impact preview for low-impact people.   Today’s book:     For her book, Plutocrats, business writer Chrystia Freeland explores the current growing disparity between the poor, the rich and the Super-Rich.  They seem to a class of people […]

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  • Hi!   This is my recurring book preview, “First Line-Last Line” for Wednesday, February 13, 2013. The high-impact preview for low-impact people.   Today’s book: In Into the Abyss, journalist Carol Shaben provides a rivetting account of a deadly plane crash in Northern Alberta. Her father was one of the […]

    First Line-Last Line Book Preview #3

    Hi!   This is my recurring book preview, “First Line-Last Line” for Wednesday, February 13, 2013. The high-impact preview for low-impact people.   Today’s book: In Into the Abyss, journalist Carol Shaben provides a rivetting account of a deadly plane crash in Northern Alberta. Her father was one of the […]

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  • Hi!   This is my weekly book preview, “First Line-Last Line” for Wednesday, January 9, 2013. The high-impact preview for low-impact people.   Today’s book: In Dark Diversions, John Ralston Saul stages a black comedy that takes the reader from New York to Paris to Morocco to Haiti, then into […]

    First Line-Last Line Book Preview #2

    Hi!   This is my weekly book preview, “First Line-Last Line” for Wednesday, January 9, 2013. The high-impact preview for low-impact people.   Today’s book: In Dark Diversions, John Ralston Saul stages a black comedy that takes the reader from New York to Paris to Morocco to Haiti, then into […]

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  • Hi!   This is my weekly book preview, “First Line-Last Line” for Wednesday, January 2, 2013. The high-impact preview for low-impact people.   Today’s book: Will Ferguson‘s 419 Published by Penguin   First Line:  “Would you die for your child?” Last Line:  “He tried to speak, but no words came out, […]

    First Line-Last Line Book Preview #1

    Hi!   This is my weekly book preview, “First Line-Last Line” for Wednesday, January 2, 2013. The high-impact preview for low-impact people.   Today’s book: Will Ferguson‘s 419 Published by Penguin   First Line:  “Would you die for your child?” Last Line:  “He tried to speak, but no words came out, […]

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  • Satoshi: I hear myself. Is that normal? Russell: You’re getting a little bit of feedback? Yes, it would seem Satoshi Kanazawa has gotten some feedback of late. In December 2008, I sat down with the author of Why Beautiful People Have More Daughters: From Dating, Shopping, and Praying to Going to War […]

    I hear myself. Is that normal?

    Satoshi: I hear myself. Is that normal? Russell: You’re getting a little bit of feedback? Yes, it would seem Satoshi Kanazawa has gotten some feedback of late. In December 2008, I sat down with the author of Why Beautiful People Have More Daughters: From Dating, Shopping, and Praying to Going to War […]

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  • James Burke: It’s raining like hell. It’s cold and I should be in the south of France. Russell: Oh, my goodness. That sounds like a much better place to be. I was in England at Christmas actually, last year. It was my first time ever there. James: You chose the […]

    James Burke

    James Burke: It’s raining like hell. It’s cold and I should be in the south of France. Russell: Oh, my goodness. That sounds like a much better place to be. I was in England at Christmas actually, last year. It was my first time ever there. James: You chose the […]

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  • Throughout the conference today, I’ll be posting and updating my notes from the floor about what speakers are saying about the future of publishing. 9:00am Brian O’Leary For publishing, the container has been the starting point. Now, the container should be an option. The web is creating a blend between […]

    SocioSocialYYC – December 7, 2011

    Throughout the conference today, I’ll be posting and updating my notes from the floor about what speakers are saying about the future of publishing. 9:00am Brian O’Leary For publishing, the container has been the starting point. Now, the container should be an option. The web is creating a blend between […]

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  • Salmon. The house was painted salmon. Too dark to be pink or fushia. It was salmon-coloured. With a white trim. Other than that, the house essentially look the same as the house five other five houses on the block. It was No. 6, next door to number 4. There was […]

    Painting the car

    Salmon. The house was painted salmon. Too dark to be pink or fushia. It was salmon-coloured. With a white trim. Other than that, the house essentially look the same as the house five other five houses on the block. It was No. 6, next door to number 4. There was […]

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  • THE EMAIL – Part 1 “I don’t know why people hate Mondays,” Winston said as he lined by the french fry truck on Pilot Street. The fry truck was well-known for 2 things. An impeccable cup of early morning coffee and their fragrant deep-fried chips. Winston stood just in front […]

    The Email – Part 1

    THE EMAIL – Part 1 “I don’t know why people hate Mondays,” Winston said as he lined by the french fry truck on Pilot Street. The fry truck was well-known for 2 things. An impeccable cup of early morning coffee and their fragrant deep-fried chips. Winston stood just in front […]

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