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A really eye opening look at how and why we got where we are with the opioid epidemic, specifically in Appalachia. It’s set largely in Portsmouth and does a good job chronicling the socioeconomic factors that led to the its downfall and the rise of widespread opioid addiction. Tragic and fascinating
Wife is from red jacket ,Minho West Virginia it’s terrible down there
 

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A Short History of Nearly Everything - Bill Bryson

Its a really interesting science read that touches on all kinds of subjects. You're bound to learn something and find something to interest you.
 
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A Short History of Nearly Everything - Bill Bryson

Its a really interesting science read that touches on all kinds of subjects. You're bound to learn something and find something to interest you.
X2. This a great book that I could read over and over. Unfortunately, I read it once, loaned it to a friend and never got it back😠
 
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Jessica gave me a couple for Christmas that I'm really looking forward to. Been following this guy on social media for a while and really like his no BS philosophy to life.
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I only read 4 books last year, which is way off pace and unacceptable. I'm committed to the one a month pace I had going for a few years prior to that. Anyways, this is the last book I read, which I finished earlier this week. I wish I had read this (or something like it) at 18. I often comment on my "general ways" and when comparing my career path to my wife's, draw the clear distinction between me as a generalist and her as a specialist. I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it for anyone that's ever wondered if their circuitous, undefined path through life was a strength or a weakness, read this.

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Looks like there is a volume 2, any experience?
I don’t and when I look up the additional books there seems to be some with upwards of 8 volumes. Nonetheless- this book was written in 1958 and it’s a tad scary how much of what he observed, is exactly what we hear today as problems with our diets, nutritional quality, etc.

Change sure takes time……

I am now reading his book on Calcium - which ought to be fascinating!!
 

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If you're in to history and haven't read a book from Hampton Sides, I highly recommend his style of writing. This book was really engaging from start to finish, but hard to read in parts. Not because of his writing, but what he was writing about. The Japanese were a special kind of ruthless, especially during the Bataan Dearh March. It'll make a man mutter a few choice words under his breath while reading, even 80 years after the fact.

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