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Review: A Wake for the Living

A Wake for the Living
A Wake for the Living by Andrew Nelson Lytle

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Lytle’s graceful and loving portrait of the lost world of his youth, the Old South. I found it a bit dry in parts, but mostly enjoyable. Basically a lyrical variation of one of history’s oldest laments: The World Is Different Than When I Was Young. To which I had my usual reaction: the past is interesting to visit, but I wouldn’t want to live there. I hope that when I am near the end of my life I will have the courage to see the present and future with kinder eyes.



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Review: Priceless: The Myth of Fair Value

Priceless: The Myth of Fair Value
Priceless: The Myth of Fair Value by William Poundstone

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this survey of recent research into the psychology of price and value, with detours into lots of other areas and a massive list of references to mine for future reading.



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