Carl Sagan was, simply, the world's best science teacher. The sub-title "Science as a Candle in the Dark" is itself a worthy reminder in an age where gullible mysticism grows ever stronger. Sagan states his position in a very, human way, leaving his mind open to possibilities but quietly insisting that popular "paranormal" beliefs meet the same tests of evidence he faces. A readable, enjoyable, compellingly-argued, and very human book on an important subject.
At the height of the Silicon Valley boom, several friends of mine, all in their 40s or 50s, who hadn't gone on job interviews in ages, each asked me what to wear to them. And in each case, I simply handed them my copy of one of Alan Flusser's books, and said, "read this".
Radical Sanity: Commonsense Advice for Uncommon Women, by Elizabeth Wurtzel. You want to take advice from this girl?
How do you translate The Osbournes into French without the beeping protection? An interview with the translator for Les Osbournes.
Matt Drudge slams Babs for an error on her page while failing to correct his own mistake.
President Bush has tried to convince the American people that Iraq is just like the Cuban Missile Crisis, but the experts say it just isn't so.
The second hardest thing is to learn is to avoid tired old clapped out baseball metaphors