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The Discarded Image: An Introduction to Medieval and Renaissance Literature (Canto)
C.S. Lewis
Boys and Girls Learn Differently!: A Guide for Teachers and Parents
Michael Gurian, Terry Trueman, Patricia Henley
Ambition and Survival: Becoming a Poet
Christian Wiman
Deep River: The Life and Music of Robert Shaw
Keith C. Burris
Daring, Trusting Spirit
John De Gruchy
The Vatican Diaries: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Power, Personalities, and Politics at the Heart of the Catholic Church
John Thavis
The Whisperers: Private Life in Stalin's Russia
Orlando Figes

The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything

The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything - Lou Aronica, Ken Robinson I'm always interested in folks who see the problem in the mass production of little people-cogs through public education. I watched a TED clip of Ken Robinson and looked up his books, then got this at the library to read, thinking perhaps that since he saw the problem he would have something interesting to offer. Nyet.This book is very similar to "What Color is Your Parachute?", "Do what you love and the money will follow", "You are your bloodtype" (just kidding on that last one), and has nothing really new or interesting in it. Many stories of popular rock stars or pop musicians who rose to the top despite not doing well in public school are provided (Mick Fleetwood, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, etc.).