Book Review: The Soprano State by Bob Ingle and Sandy McClure
5 Stars , Non-Fiction / October 22, 2010

I bought this book. The movie Soprano State: New Jersey’s Culture of Corruption The Documentary: Part One is coming out today – if you want a funny, sad, poignent and thought provoking movie this is the one for you. | My rating for The Soprano State – 5   About: “The Soprano State: New Jersey’s Culture of Corruption” by ace political reporters Bob Ingle and Sandy McClure is a non-fiction book which examines New Jersey‘s love / hate relationship with the corrupt political class.  You don’t have to live in New Jersey to read this book, I’m sure these shenanigans go on in other states, just not as flagrant or as often. | Yo, buy the thing already – would ya’? Thoughts: This book should be required reading for any adult – especially in New Jersey – maybe then the average New Jersey voter will stop voting the same crooks into office year after year. Besides listing acts which would make any descent person ashamed to show themselves in public, this book makes a point to mention that the corruption is in the culture. After all, if everybody commits pension fraud then why shouldn’t you? | “The Soprano State” is…

Book Review: This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald
2 Stars , Classics , Fiction / September 24, 2010

Tells the fictional story of Amory Blaine, born with a silver spoon in his mouth; heir to wealth, has good looks and sophistication. The story is set in the early 20th Century in the northeastern United States. After traveling the country with his mother, Amory attends St. Regis prep school and, even though lazy in his studies, manages somehow to have his pick between Harvard, Yale and Princeton Universities (he chooses Princeton).

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