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July 2008

Bits about two interesting-sounding books

Damn, It Feels Good to be a Banker.

About Wharton: "The fact it is attached to the University of Pennsylvania is [its] biggest and most tragic downfall . . . being lumped together with such a big, ugly mass of mediocrity creates insecure, overcompensating alumni."

About Harvard: "It's obvious that the university is trying to sell students on the notion that they could and should be the next Natalie Portman, John Roberts, or a writer for 'The Simpsons.'"

Why We Suck: A Feel Good Guide to Staying Fat, Loud, Lazy and Stupid (by the inimitable Denis Leary).

I'm sick of low esteem and fake fat-suit-wearing female talk-show hosts and extreme makeovers and steroid-laden home run hitters and Reese Witherspoon movies and Paris Hilton's himbo boyfriends and celebrity rehab and Dr. Phil.