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The Thousand Recipe Chinese Cookbook ~ Gloria Bley Miller / Paperback / Published 1984... If you are or know of someone who is into Chinese cooking - this is a must reference book .  It is comprehensive, easy to use and if you follow the recipies the results are well worth eating.

The Chinese System of Using Foods to Stay Young by Henry C. Lu.  Do you want to know why Asians look younger than those in the West? 

Larry's Party ~

Carol Shields / Paperback / Published 1998.  Larry invites his two exwives, his present girlfriend and his best client and  wife to a house party.  What will happen?  Carol Shields writes this wonderful tale about Larry and his journey searching for true happiness.  An delightful  insightful read that once you start you can't put it down. 

The Stone Diaries

Carol Shields / Paperback / Published 1995.  This one is not as well written as Larry's Party, but once you are hooked on Shields then this one will naturally follow even though she wrote it before Larry's Party.

The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Milan Kundera / Paperback / Published 1988 Our Price: $10.80 ~Kundera's magical novel of Tomas and his spiritual journey, his love of women, their reaction and his maleness.    

The Sibling Society

Robert Bly / Hardcover / Published 1996 ~ Do you wonder why today's youth talk back to their parents, watch videos, play video games, act irresponsibly - Bly has the answer. You might not agree but it is worth a read. Our Price: 

The Analects of Confucius : (Lun Yu)
Confucius, Chichung Huang (Translator) / Hardcover / Published 1997 ... The Analects is part of a five book series that every person interested in the Asian mind must read.

The Classic of Changes : A New Translation of the I Ching As Interpreted by Wang Bi (Translations from the Asian Classics) ~  Richard John Lynn (Translator), et al / Hardcover / Published 1994... No library is complete without this classic originally written about 600 B.C.

The Works of Mencius ~  Mencius, James Legge (Translator) / Paperback / Published 1990... Mencius a student of Confucius.  This book is one of the Chinese Classics.

Tao Teh Ching (Asian Institute Translations, No 1) ~  Lao Tzu, John C.H. Wu (Translator) / Paperback / Published 1989.  If you don't read anything  else about Asia culture then read this book to try to understand the basics.  The book is small but what is written is memorable and thought provoking.

The Celestine Prophecy : An Adventure ~ James Redfield / Hardcover / Published 1994.  This is a mystery and adventure story that will keep you glued to its pages and  provide a masterful insight into oneself.   It attempts to glue together the spiritual thinking of all the great religions of the world.  Redfield is a genius.

Sophie's World : A Novel About the History of Philosophy ~ Jostein Gaarder, et al / Paperback / Published 1997.  Gaarder has a neat way to present the heavy topic of philosophy.  I wish I had read this book when I was in my teens.  It would have saved endless hours of pain. I don't know why this book is not used as a text book as an introduction to the history of western civilization.

The Art of Strategy : A New Translation of Sun Tzu's Classic, the Art of War ~  Sun-Tzu, R.L. Wing (Translator) / Paperback / Published 1988... Every business person who wants to know how to stay ahead of his competitors  - Read this book and find out how.

China Guide : Your Passport to Great Travel !
Ruth Lor Malloy / Paperback / Published 1994 ... If you are going to China, for me there is no other book that tells you what to expect, hotel and restaurant prices and just about everything you need to know.  Besides it is a great primer to read on the plane going to China. Even if you are not going and are just interested in China - it is must buy.

Radical Honesty: How To Transform Your Life By Telling The Truth

Brad Blanton Phd./ Paperback / Published 1996.  Should I say more about the
content of this book.  Is honesty possible in the board rooms and at the upper political levels? 

Lateral Thinking : Creativity Step-By-Step
Edward De Bono. If your job is to be creative - and whose job isn't, de Bono provides the means to expand our minds towards that end. There is a mulitude of excellent ideas in this book 


The Tao of Physics : An Exploration of the Parallels Between Modern Physics and Eastern Mysticism
~ Fritjof Capra / Paperback / Published 1991 ... This is the classic for students and intellectuals alike.  Today's physics problems are being solved by using taoist thought.   Just read it and you will agree.

The Tao of Pooh

Benjamin Hoff / Paperback / Published 1983.  This is not a children's book. It explains Taoism through the eyes of a popular children's book character an excellent book for people who want to know about the Yin and Yang as explained by Pooh.

Cat in the Hat

Dr. Seuss, Theodore Seuss Geisel / Library Binding / Published 1987This is a children's classic that has withstood the test of time.  It's magic when read to a small child.

Brave New World

Aldous Leonard Huxley / Paperback / Published 1989. Huxley's classic written in 1932 depicts a world not unlike the one we live in today.

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Antonia's Line
This is an Academy Award Winner for Best Foreign Language Film.  Don't let the fact that it has subtitles  deter you from buying it.  It is an excellent movie about the chronology of a woman, her family and her ups and downs of life.  It's funny, emotional and thought provoking.

Citizen Kane
Orson Welles / VHS Tape / Published 1996 Probably the best directed movie ever made. It set the standard for movie direction.

Breakfast at Tiffany's (Remastered)
Audrey Hepburn / VHS Tape / Published 1987. A delightful beautiful movie.. there is a Holly 'G' in everybody!

 This page was last updated on January 21, 2008

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