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The News: A User's Manual by Alain de Botton – review

The News: A User's Manual by Alain de Botton

The News: A User's Manual by Alain de Botton.... the ultimate guide for our frenzied era, certain to bring calm, understanding and a measure of sanity to our daily (perhaps even hourly) interactions with the news machine.

Alain de Botton


John Stewart

"The State of Assange" - He’s a cartoon. A megalomaniac. An irresistible Hollywood subject. And a crucial historical figure.

work-life balance - Alain De Botton

headswillrollbaby: Alain De Botton. @headswillrollbaby | facebook. People

keep calm and read a book

Picture a future of ever-smarter machines. Increased automation will make life easier. It will also erode skills, debase intelligence, and devalue work - Books - The Boston Globe

Dwight D Eisenhower

Breaking News Is Broken Don’t watch cable news. Shut off Twitter. You’d be better off cleaning your gutters. - It's true all you news junkies, myself included, "breaking news" is a marketing technique & is mostly a waste of time.

Amiri Baraka obituary

John Lennon's drawings, poems and prose | Books | theguardian.com

32 Books That Will Actually Change Your Life - I've only read 2 of these, but the others are going on my "To Read" list!

How Facebook Is Changing the Way Its Users Consume Journalism - Facebook uses mathematical formulas to predict what its users might want to read on the site, from which, a study says, about 30% of adults in America get their news.

Good book list for adults & older teens - 26 Contemporary Books That Should Be Taught In High School