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Polymath Haiku Award

It looks like I got 25 haiku’s in my haiku contest for a copy of The New Polymath.  After consulting with Vinnie Mirchandani (the book’s author) we’ve chosen Rini Das as the winner for the following haiku: Old Polymath all men If New Polymath a woman Then we call it “Progress” Amy told me she approved…

Where’s My Jetpack

I snuck another book in last night before I went to bed but was too tired to blog about it.  After The New Polymath, I felt like I needed something similar but different so I read Where’s My Jetpack by Daniel Wilson (CMU Ph.D. in Robotics). It was hilarious.  Following are the chapter titles: Jetpack,…

The New Polymath

Tonight’s book is The New Polymath by Vinnie Mirchandani.  Actually, it’s the book I read the last two nights as it was too much to get down in one night.  I’ve been promising Vinnie that I’d read his book ever since he sent me the galleys a few months ago.  I tossed the PDF up…

Inside Out

Tonight’s book was Inside Out by Barry Eisler, one of my favorite mental floss writers.  Several (four?) years ago when Amy and I were up in Homer, we became obsessed with Eisler’s John Rain books.  I miss John Rain but if foreshadowing is to be believed, I expect the next Eisler book will include both…

God’s Debris

On page 89, the book’s unnamed protagonist said “My brain hurts.”  I thought to myself, so does mine. God’s Debris is Scott Adams’ first non-fiction book (yes, that Scott Adams, the father of Dilbert.)  Well – it might be fiction, it might be philosophy, or it might be a novella.  Or maybe it’s something else….