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Subject: My Most Recent Find
Date Posted: 9/30/2009 12:44 AM ET
Member Since: 7/22/2008
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One of the best things about PBS is discovering books that you did not even know existed, taking a chance and discovering a gem.  I saw someone mention it in passing on one of the discussion boards so I took a chance and wishlisted it.   The book is Aaron Lansky's book Outwitting History on saving Yiddish books.  I thought the idea of saving books was interesting but really made the book was Aaron Lansky's ability to paint work pictures of the various characters he ran into.  I am not Jewish but I laughed at all the interesting people he ran into.  I gave the book to my husband to read and he kept stopping because he had to read a section aloud to me to share the laughs.  

What unusual books have you found?  Extra points if they made you laugh out loud.

Date Posted: 9/30/2009 8:09 PM ET
Member Since: 5/19/2006
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I just finished reading Crashing Through:  A Man Who Dared to See.  And unbelievable true story about a man who got his eyesight back after 43 years of blindness. 

Subject: a wonderful find
Date Posted: 10/16/2009 11:19 PM ET
Member Since: 7/15/2009
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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society was a wonderful find  from the direction of a PB S thread.