Reading

The Tao of Wu leads to The Art of Happiness

If you have time to be on your phone, you have time to meditate.

What’s something you’ve read recently? “The Art of Happiness, by the Dalai Lama and Howard C. Cutler. Cutler follows the Dalai Lama around and the Dalai Lama kind of explains to him — not the ...

Authors speak

Being modeled greatly after Thomas Wolfe

Too Brief a Treat: The Letters of Truman Capote "Why did Capote dislike Gore Vidal so much?" "He didn't dislike Vidal so much. He didn't hate Vidal the way Vidal hated him. They rubbed each ...

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, a favorite author of all time

One of the pioneers of spiritualism

What’s the last book you read? “Masters of Mystery: The Strange Friendship of Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini, by Christopher Sandford. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is my favorite author of all time. I’ve read ...

Tess knew she was the victim and still equal to other women

What are you reading? “I just finished Tess of the d’Ubervilles, by Thomas Hardy. It’s about a woman in Britain in the 1800s who is raped and winds up expecting a child. Instead of blaming ...

Takes a vampire to show that humans don’t change

What are you reading? “Rick Steves’ Ireland 2015. And I also have Rick Steves’ Scotland.” Why are you reading them? “My travel agent with AAA recommended them by saying that no other travel writer does ...

Books are my movies

The Girl from Montana is a favorite

Do you read much? “I read all the time. Books are my movies.” Who are your favorite authors? “I love Catherine Coulter’s Legacy series, especially the first one, The Wyndham Legacy. She does romance mixed ...

A book on getting the guy

What are you reading right now? “Get the Guy: Learn Secrets of the Male Mind to Find the Man You Want and the Love You Deserve, by Matthew Hussey. He’s a matchmaker and relationship coach. ...

Bombingham, Memories of a Geisha, Born to Run

What are you reading? “Bombingham, by Anthony Grooms. It’s a story about the South. This kid grew up in a really racist town where some people got killed when a black church got bombed. The ...

Hard-nosed and heartwarming stories

What are you reading? “I just re-read a book: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable, by Patrick Lencioni. He’s actually from Bakersfield, where I’m from. I found that out after I read ...

What's that you're reading?

Confessions of a Shopaholic, In Cold Blood

Name: Adriana Millar Age: 19 Occupation: Student Neighborhood: College Area Interviewed at: College/Rolando Library What are you reading right now? “Mostly textbooks. So, the other stuff is not really high quality; it’s just something fun ...

Jimmy Carter and People magazine (shh...)

Name: Crystal Sloan Age: 49 Occupation: Administrative assistant at a nonprofit Neighborhood: College Area WHERE INTERVIEWED: Barnes & Noble, Grossmont Center What are you reading? Rational Recovery: The New Cure for Substance Addiction, by Jack ...

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