Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Glimpse of Author

A blog can be an impersonal thing, like a letter written by a stranger. Intonations are lost, meanings remain hidden, connections lie squandered.

So, in an attempt to make my online persona more accessible, here are some random selections from my Amazon wish list. I should think they give a decent idea of my personality.

"The Physiology of Taste: or Meditations on Transcendental Gastronomy" by Brillat-Savarin, price: $16.50

"Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs" by Abelson et al., price: $68.99

"The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon", price: $22.12

"How to Rule the World: A Handbook for the Aspiring Dictator" by de Guillame, price: $5.00, used.

"The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire" by Gibbon, price: $9.79

"Krazy and Ignatz: The Kat Who Walked in Beauty" by Herriman, price: $22.76

"The Joke and Its Relation to the Unconscious" by Freud, price: $10.20

"The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci, in Ttwo Volumes", price: $26.75, used.

"Oeuvres de Fermat", price: $29.99

"The Dream of Red Mansions" by Cao Xueqin, price: $34.15

So there you have it, or a sampling of it, anyway. A little gastronomy, computer science, autobiography, humor, history, comics, psychology, art, science and literature rolled in to one.


Jessica said...

Hint hint. HINT HINT.

Roscoe said...

Not really. If I were trying to hint I'd have posted only my top priority items. Besides, this holiday season, cash is better.