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Oakland, CA

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March 19, 2012

What profession are you in?

I'm a union electrician in SF. Definitely a non-traditional job, especially for a female. Also, in case you're wondering, it's not the kind of environment in which someone would talk about what book he is reading...

Please list at least three books that you would be interested in reading and discussing with the group? (Note you must answer this question with some specific titles)

"Challenging Nature", Lee M. Silver This book is a few years old now but one of the best-written (in the sense of accessibility to the layman) scientific books I've ever read. I heard him on NPR again "not long ago and plan to re-read it. "Amusing Ourselves to Death", Neil Postman This one's been on my Amazon cart for some time. "Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, death and hope in a Mumbai undercity", Katherine Boo Just ordered this one and I'm looking forward to it. This was either on a bestseller list or reviewed in something I read.

Have you been a member of other book clubs and what did you like or not like about those groups?

No, I never have. Another reason I am interested in joining, aside from finding some kindred readers, is to get some regular practice in forming and expressing my opinions intelligently and intelligibly. Public speaking has never been my strong point but I think a book discussion group would be a comfortable place to speak to strangers (and smart ones).


My name is Jessica. This is the first Meetup group I've found an interest in joining. I don't have a TV and spend just about any free time I have at home (as little as that may be) relaxing with a book.

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