Get Your Learn On 2007

January 2, 2007 at 12:19 pm (books, Branding, chomsky, Clever People)

OK so its the first school day of the year – still trying to formulate my resolutions but I think my old rules of unemployment need to be ressurected:

1) Gym Everyday

2) Fish and Spinach Everyday

3) No Schoolnight Drinking

Getting my learn on is gonna be a big part of this year too – maybe some courses and I’ve got a mountain of books to get through

Books Received for Xmas:

King’s Road: The Rise and Fall of the hippest Street In the World – Max Decharne

Hiroshima – John Hershey

Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov

Walden and Civil Disobedience – Henry David Thoreau

The McSweeney’s Book Of Lists – McSweeney’s

Baghdad Burning – Riverbend

The Little Blue Book of Advertising – Steve Lance and Jeff Woll

The Rough Guide To Cult Fiction

The Autograph Man – Zadie Smith

Books Burning a Hole in my Shelf:

Drinking Coffee Elsewhere – Z Z Packer

The Rebel Sell – Josheph Heath & Andrew Potter

The Red and the Black – Stendhal

Books I need to get

Eat The Big Fish – Adam Morgan

Truth Lies and Advertising – Jon Steel

Books Coming Out Later This Year

Bonfire Of The Brands – Neil Boorman

‘TBD’ – David Mitchell

Anyone have any recommendations for good get your learn on books for this year?

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2 Comments

  1. Josh said,

    here is my list of books i have/want to read in 2007
    – Bix Box Swindle (about Big Box retailers like Wal-Mart screwing indie peeps)
    -Neil Armstrong authorized bio (man on the moon!)
    -Pale Blue Dot by Carl Sagan (the future of the Space program)
    -Los Angeles: Biography of a City (essays/stories about my city)
    -Fragmented Metropolis: Los Angeles from 1940-1950
    -Americans and the Calilfornia Dream Series I-V by Kevin Starr
    -Dead Cities by Mike Davis
    -Shakey – Neil Young Bio

    I’ll let you know how it goes!

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