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View Diary: Books That Changed My Life--Which book was so far over your head you almost didn’t come up? (254 comments)

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  •  Thorstein Veblen, Theory of the Leisure Class (4+ / 0-)

    I got bogged down and never got out of morass. I was 17 and had never been introduced to sociology, so I plowed ahead beyond the point of comprehension.

    I'm retired now, less intelligent than I was at 17, but more experienced, so some day I will pick it up again and see if wisdom borne of experience will see me through where my youthful energy could not take me.

    Eradicate magical thinking

    by Zinman on Fri Mar 01, 2013 at 10:51:59 PM PST

    •  That book was on my father's bookshelf for years, (4+ / 0-)
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      Brecht, Zinman, RiveroftheWest, barbwires

      Zinman. He had a wide-ranging interest in literature, philosophy, mathematics, history, art, and every other subject. I picked up Theory of the Leisure Class once but my 12-year-old mind couldn't cope, so I put it down again.

      Wouldn't it be wonderful to just read all day--and then to go for walks to think about what we've read.

      "Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich."--Napoleon

      by Diana in NoVa on Sat Mar 02, 2013 at 05:02:22 AM PST

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