As I was on holiday over the past few weeks, I enjoyed switching off entirely (including — and I hope you noticed — writing this mailing list). I read …
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When I lived in Paris, I watched Psycho on a packed RER on my way to the office in the morning because I was too scared to watch it at home. We are tot…
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Every now and I again, I take a break from reading books around my normal interests to read something totally out there. Usually, as you’ll have notice…
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This week, I thought I’d do something a little different. A few years ago, I read How Proust Can Change Your Life by ALAIN DE BOTON. One of my favourit…
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I once had a lecturer who looked like KARL MARX. He was from Pankow in Berlin and when he came to visit me at Alexanderplatz to check I was doing OK on…
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While my wife was pregnant with our kid, I became a vegetarian. Kind of like in Friends when MATT LEBLANC becomes a supporter of LISA KUDROW’s characte…
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I haven’t ever bet money on the outcome of a game but I am constantly making bets with myself. All the time. What will be the outcome of this election?…
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It is not down in any map; true places never are. — HERMAN MELVILLE, Moby-Dick Utopia as a concept is a play on words. It’s from two Greek words that m…
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“our life-support system wasn’t prepared to cope with the high powered aroma of genuine kosher corned beef.” I was in a deli the other day in Carmarthe…
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A month or two ago, I wrote to you about Moneyball by MICHAEL LEWIS. Firstly, that’s a great book. Secondly, LEWIS’ writing is everything I want from a…
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Once, if my memory serves me well, my life was a banquet where every heart revealed itself, where every wine flowed. One evening I took Beauty in my ar…
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I just don’t like reading books that inform me of the obvious. – NASSIM NICHOLAS TALEB in Skin in the Game A few months ago, shortly before switching p…
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