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A Monkey Wrench Gang Book Review

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I have a tendency to find new authors and latch onto them until I’ve read nearly everything they’ve written. Right now, that author is Edward Abbey. This book review offers a general overview of the plot of The Monkey Wrench Gang, as well as brief discussion on three of the major themes I took away from this thrilling tale. 

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The Best Non-Fiction Books for Adults

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My latest book review provides briefs on six best-selling non-fiction books. If you’re looking for a new non-fiction selection, you need to check this out! These books are all written by amazing authors. Some focus on politics, some on crime, some on self-improvement. 

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The Best Journal Books for Inspiration

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This review details four amazing journals for inspiration available via Amazon. Journaling has been shown to have a number of benefits including, but not limited to, increased IQ and emotional intelligence, improved memory and comprehension, and better communication skills. 

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Rabbit Boss by Thomas Sanchez: A Lost American Classic

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A review of Thomas Sanchez’s Rabbit Boss, which covers the history of three generations of Washoe Native Americans living in the Lake Tahoe region from the time of the arrival of the first European settlers through the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad and further development of the surrounding areas. 

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A Review of Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey

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Exploring some of my major takeaways from Edward Abbey’s Desert Solitaire, including how we experience the national parks, our need for space, and the importance of joy in our lives. 

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Book Review

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A look at one of Hunter S. Thompson’s wildest journalistic rides through deserts of Southern California and streets of Las Vegas. Themes include creating a good story, knowing when to call it a day, and how to deal with traffic cops. 

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A Conservationist Manifesto by Scott Russell Sanders

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An overview of four major themes contained in this book and my thoughts on how they relate to our world today. Themes include how we value nature, the cons of modern society, and the prospects for our future. 

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Hell’s Angels by Hunter S. Thompson: A Literary ReviewHells Angels by Hunter S Thompson Featured Image

An overview of some of the major concepts in Thompson’s chronicle from his time with the Hell’s Angels Motorcycle Club in California and how some of those concepts relate to our contemporary society. Themes include feeling out of place at home, the difficulty of acceptance, and the dangers of immersive journalism. 

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The Best Tom Robbins Books I’ve Read

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An overview of four of Robbins’ greatest masterpieces: Jitterbug Perfume, Still Life with Woodpecker, Skinny Legs and All, and Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates.

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