Any recommendations for good books to read?

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Minyan Man
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Re: Any recommendations for good books to read?

Post by Minyan Man » 21 May 2020, 09:14

I just remembered a book I read in the late '60's titled: Manchild in the Promised Land by Claude Brown
For a kid that grew up in a predominantly white middle class town of less than 50,000 people, this was eye opening at the time.
The Author describes coming of age in the ghettos in New York at that time. I may revisit it again.

Thanks to everyone who replied. You gave me a lot of very good choices.

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Re: Any recommendations for good books to read?

Post by Minyan Man » 22 May 2020, 07:52

Just to clarify, it was the 1960's not the 1860's.

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Re: Any recommendations for good books to read?

Post by nibbler » 22 May 2020, 08:16

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Re: Any recommendations for good books to read?

Post by Heber13 » 22 May 2020, 08:47

Minyan Man wrote:
22 May 2020, 07:52
Just to clarify, it was the 1960's not the 1860's.
Phew. I was thinking you were referring to AD 60's. :lol:
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Luke: "A certain point of view?"
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Re: Any recommendations for good books to read?

Post by SamBee » 16 Oct 2020, 06:45

LookingHard wrote:
19 May 2020, 06:17
I am also looking for some humor books to throw in just to help lighten my mood.
I recommend Bill Bryson's "The Lost Continent: Travels in Small Town America"

As he says near the beginning: "I come from Des Moines. Somebody had to."
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