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    Born to Run by Christopher McDougall - (K) Humorous and thorough history and science behind ultrarunners and long-distance running
    *****
    Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela - (K) An autobiography covering his childhood, years as a freedom fighter and incarceration. Inspiring and informative
    *****
    The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón - (K&T) A mystery set in Barcelona involving an old book, a failed writer and murder
    *****
    Lush Life by Richard Price - A Lower East Side tale of cops, drugs and drinking
    ***
    The Chinese by Jesper Becker - (K&T) Modern history of my peeps, from the cultural revolution to the many failed economic and social attempts to move the country forward
    ***
    Setting the Table by Danny Meyer - A "how-to" on hospitality and business acumen by the restaurateur behind such NY institutions as the Shake Shack and Union Square Grill
    ***
    The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama - Obama lays out what is wrong with the current government and how, vaguely, to change it.
    **

Finally!

After what I would call three mediocre Broadway musicals (Spamalot, Rent (it is good, but I’ve seen in three times already!) and Young Frankenstein), K & I finally saw one that made me question my upcoming moratorium on musicals (I’ve decided to stop going to see them for at least three months starting after we see Jersey Boys when my parents come to town in April). Wicked was everything you want in a musical: amazing sets, luscious voices, great songs and just a touch of humor…oh and a hot blonde, but maybe that’s more for me. The only downside is that we were pretty far away. Highly recommended.

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