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My favorite books tend to be about people engaged in personal exploration or real-life struggle. I particularly recommend authors like Steinbeck (In Dubious Battle), Upton Sinclair (The Jungle), Jack London, and Biographer Irving Stone (For the Defense). Some of my more contemporary favorites are John Nichols (Milagro Beanfield Trilogy), Barbara Kingsolver (Animal Dreams), John Irving (A Prayer for Owen Meany), Rohinton Mistry (A Fine Balance), Harry Thomas Danvers (Tecun), Edward Abbey, Sherman
Alexi, Jennifer Harbury, Eric Schlosser, Marion Nestle (Food Politics), and Marc Linder. Having been a Peace Corps Volunteer, I particularly like some of the novels and biographies written by retuned volunteers (i.e. Susan Lowerre, Moritz Thomsen, Mike Tidwell)
http://www.pandora.com, an internet radio station where you are the DJ and can play any song you like. It will also introduce you to artists similar to the ones you select
On-line Film Festivals
They’re short, sometimes sweet and easy to digest. The short form film has gone digital. Today, thanks to the Internet, they’re as close as your computer.
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