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Advait Raykar

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wants to read The Emperor of All Maladies

The Emperor of All Maladies (Hardcover, 2010, Scribner)

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The Emperor of All Maladies by

The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane “biography” of cancer—from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence.

Physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer, Siddhartha Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist’s precision, a historian’s …

reviewed The importance of being earnest

4 star

The importance of being earnest (2006, Prestwick House)

4 star

The importance of being earnest by

"Cecily Cardew and Gwendolen Fairfax are both in love with the same mythical suitor. Jack Worthing has wooed Gwendolen as Earnest, while Algernon has also posed as Earnest to win the heart of Jack's ward, Cecily. When all four arrive at Jack's country home on the same weekend--the "rivals" to fight for Earnest's undivided attention and the "Earnests" to claim …

reviewed Bridget Jones's diary

3 star

Bridget Jones's diary (2009, Macmillan)

3 star

Bridget Jones's diary by

Et a rs frustrationer, rapt og vittigt fortalt af Bridget, 30 a r og feminist, der panisk s©ıger en mand, men som samtidig har en r©Œdselsv©Œkkende rollemodel i sin mor.

reviewed Fooled by randomness

4 star

Fooled by randomness (2005, Random House Trade Paperbacks)

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Fooled by randomness by

"[Taleb is] Wall Street's principal dissident. . . . [Fooled By Randomness] is to conventional Wall Street wisdom approximately what Martin Luther's ninety-nine theses were to the Catholic Church."--Malcolm Gladwell, The New YorkerFinally in paperback, the word-of-mouth sensation that will change the way you think about the markets and the world.This book is about luck: more precisely how we perceive …

reviewed Siddhartha

4 star

Siddhartha (Mass Market Paperback, 1981, Bantam Classics)

4 star

Siddhartha by

Hermann Hesse wrote Siddhartha after he traveled to India in the 1910s. It tells the story of a young boy who travels the country in a quest for spiritual enlightenment in the time of Guatama Buddha. It is a compact, lyrical work, which reads like an allegory about the finding of wisdom.

reviewed The Pragmatic Programmer

4 star

The Pragmatic Programmer (Hardcover, 2019, Pragmatic Programmer)

4 star

The Pragmatic Programmer by ,

For twenty years, the lessons from The Pragmatic Programmer have helped a generation of programmers examine the very essence of software development, independent of any particular language, framework, or methodology. This classic title is regularly featured on “Top Ten” lists, and many corporations issue it to their new hires.

This new 20th Anniversary Edition offers a fresh look at the …

reviewed How to Take Smart Notes: One Simple Technique to Boost Writing, Learning and Thinking – for Students, Academics and Nonfiction Book Writers

4 star

How to Take Smart Notes: One Simple Technique to Boost Writing, Learning and Thinking – for Students, Academics and Nonfiction Book Writers (2017, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform)

4 star

How to Take Smart Notes: One Simple Technique to Boost Writing, Learning and Thinking – for Students, Academics and Nonfiction Book Writers by

An informational book that describes and advocates for the note taking system of the German sociologist Niklas Luhmann. The author's primary claim is that Luhmann's system of keeping a slip-box (or "zettelkasten") full of interesting ideas and bibliographic references can help students, academics, and non-fiction writers be more productive.

reviewed Antifragile : things that gain from disorder

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Antifragile : things that gain from disorder

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Antifragile : things that gain from disorder by

"The acclaimed author of the influential bestseller The Black Swan, Nicholas Nassim Taleb takes a next big step with a deceptively simple concept: the "antifragile." Like the Greek hydra that grows two heads for each one it loses, people, systems, and institutions that are antifragile not only withstand shocks, they benefit from them. In a modern world dominated by chaos …