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Original Essays | September 30, 2014

Benjamin Parzybok: IMG A Brief History of Video Games Played by Mayors, Presidents, and Emperors



Brandon Bartlett, the fictional mayor of Portland in my novel Sherwood Nation, is addicted to playing video games. In a city he's all but lost... Continue »
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    Benjamin Parzybok 9781618730862

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In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction by Gabor Mate
In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction

dial m for moniker, September 29, 2011

This is my first book by Dr. Mate and after reading it, I plan on reading more. It covers in some detail, without being overburdened by details, the biological and psychological drives of addiction and the political context in which it functions.
The last few chapters, when he goes into the healing that is possible were beautiful, hopeful, and brought tears.
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In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction by Gabor Mate
In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction

dial m for moniker, September 29, 2011

This is my first book by Dr. Mate and after reading it, I plan on reading more. It covers in some detail, without being overburdened by details, the biological and psychological drives of addiction and the political context in which it functions.
The last few chapters, when he goes into the healing that is possible were beautiful, hopeful, and brought tears.
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The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt
The Sisters Brothers

dial m for moniker, September 25, 2011

These reviews were quite helpful. I read a review in The Week a while back and filed The Sisters Brothers in my mind as a "don't bother reading." These reviews lead me to believe I would quite enjoy it.
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Dune by Frank Herbert
Dune

dial m for moniker, September 22, 2011

This is the first, and one of the only, sci-fi books I've read. It was given to me, along with Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, by a friend from H.S. who told me that both books were absolutely essential reading. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed Dune. It's got spice.
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How to Be an Adult in Relationships: The Five Keys to Mindful Loving by David Richo
How to Be an Adult in Relationships: The Five Keys to Mindful Loving

dial m for moniker, September 20, 2011

It's true, whomever named this book did it a disservice, and having to tell strangers what your reading is less than comfortable. But it's the kind of book I want to read at home anyway.
I've only just begun this book, but have read back over the first chapter multiple times trying to absorb all of the abundant, insightful offerings. For me, there is so much to take in on every page, so much "a-ha" about the whole thing, that I'm going very slowly with it. I keep reflecting on what I've received, how I carry it, and what I am I able to give now, as a somewhat reluctant step-parent. I think, when I finally make it through the book I will love it, and plan to check out one of Richo's other books, Trust, next.
I am opening up to all the messages around me that tell me that mindfulness is essential to my happiness and growth. But oh my lord, it's hard.
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