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Kenneth Olin is an American actor, television director and producer. He is known for his role as Michael Steadman in the ABC drama series Thirtysomething, for which he received Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama nomination in 1990.
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Manhattan Beach
A Novel
Jennifer Egan - Jun 05, 2018 (first published in 2017)
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Anna Kerrigan, nearly twelve years old, accompanies her father to visit Dexter Styles, a man who, she gleans, is crucial to the survival of her father and her family. She is mesmerized by the sea beyond the house and by some charged mystery between the two men. ‎Years later, her father has disappeared and the country is at war. Anna works at the Br...
Ken Olin
Aug 30, 2020
Just finished the brilliant #manhattanbeach by @Egangoonsquad. Don’t know why it’s taken me so long to read one of our greatest contemporary authors... So much better late than never, though. If you haven’t read her books yet, I think you should. 👍🏻      source
Too Much and Never Enough
How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man
Mary L. Trump - Jul 14, 2020
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In this revelatory, authoritative portrait of Donald J. Trump and the toxic family that made him, Mary L. Trump, a trained clinical psychologist and Donald’s only niece, shines a bright light on the dark history of their family in order to explain how her uncle became the man who now threatens the world’s health, economic security, and social fabri...
Ken Olin
Jul 19, 2020
Please read @MaryLTrump’s book, #TooMuchAndNeverEnough. Not for the headline grabbing bits already well publicized, but for the incisive, thorough, & devastating analysis of @realDonaldTrump’s deeply damaged psyche. Folks, he’s not going to get better. We are in serious trouble.      source
The Biggest Bluff
How I Learned to Pay Attention, Master Myself, and Win
Maria Konnikova - Jun 23, 2020
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How a New York Times bestselling author and New Yorker contributor parlayed a strong grasp of the science of human decision-making and a woeful ignorance of cards into a life-changing run as a professional poker player, under the wing of a legend of the gameIt's true that Maria Konnikova had never actually played poker before and didn't even know t...
Ken Olin
Jul 01, 2020
If you want to read a really smart book, by a really smart woman, who’s doing something really unusual, read #TheBiggestBluff by @mkonnikova. She’s a professional poker player with a PHD. C’mon. That’s cool.      source
The Contender
Robert Lipsyte - Feb 13, 2018 (first published in 1967)
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Before you can be a champion, you have to be a contender. Alfred Brooks is scared. He's a highschool dropout and his grocery store job is leading nowhere. His best friend is sinking further and further into drug addiction. Some street kids are after him for something he didn't even do. So Alfred begins going to Donatelli's Gym, a boxing club in Har...
Ken Olin
Oct 15, 2019
Spent deep into last night reading “The Contender”, a new biography about Marlon Brando by @WilliamJMann. For anyone who was inspired by Brando, as I was as a young man, or is even curious about the legend, this is an incredibly well written, entertaining, & insightful book.      source