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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
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    The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama - Obama lays out what is wrong with the current government and how, vaguely, to change it.
    **

Barcelona!

While on vacation last week, I stumbled across a “special” fare to Barcelona. So, K & I quickly determined the best dates (Nov 6-16, right after her NY marathon) and booked our tickets. Total fare per person on this nonstop flight was $325! Including taxes and fees! What a deal! Now, I’m trying to find someone to trade my United upgrades coupons for American ones.

Of course, with the American dollar being worth almost nothing, I’m not sure how we’ll keep the rest of the trip inexpensive. Kelly assures me she is willing to go backpacker style – one backpack, no suitcases, stay in hostels – and with it being November, I’m sure we can find some inexpensive accomodations. The current plan is only to spend a couple days in Barcelona and make it up north to San Sebastian and Madrid (maybe me a big loop?). If anybody has any suggestions or has access to a place to stay, let us know!

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