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Stephen Fry is an English actor, comedian and writer. He and Hugh Laurie are the comic double act Fry and Laurie, who starred in A Bit of Fry & Laurie and Jeeves and Wooster.
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Chokepoint Capitalism
How Big Tech and Big Content Captured Creative Labor Markets and How We'll Win Them Back
Rebecca Giblin, Cory Doctorow - 2022-09-27
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"Chokepoint Capitalism" is a powerful call to action for the labor movement and creative class to stand up against the overwhelming power of Big Tech and Big Media. The authors, Rebecca Giblin and Cory Doctorow, examine the monopolistic practices of these industries and how they create barriers that prevent new entrants and unfairly benefit their own bottom line. By analyzing the impact of these practices on book publishing, music streaming, and more, the authors provide practical tools and solutions for creating transparency, collective action, job guarantees, and fair wages for creative work. "Culture Heist" is a compelling and urgent plea for all workers to unite and take back their power before it's too late.
Stephen Fry
… one of the ironic tragedies of modern life. How those cool anti-corporate dudes in tees and jeans have turned into greedy union busting, libertarian swine. In Orwellian Animal Farm terms, the digital, media & startup pigs are now wearing trousers. This book really gets it      source
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Learned Pigs & Fireproof Women
Unique, Eccentric and Amazing Entertainers
Ricky Jay - 1998-11-01 (first published in 1986)
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Discover the fascinating world of side shows and circuses with this cult classic. "Learned Pigs & Fireproof Women" is a work of remarkable scholarship that investigates the lives of singularly talented performers. With an unparalleled collection of books, posters, photographs, and data about forgotten entertainers, this book is a must-read for anyone interested in the history of the circus.
Stephen Fry
Sorry to hear of Ricky Jay's death. He had the chops alright. Saw him and his "52 Assistants" (in an air conditioned tent to keep his fingertips dry) and was blown away. Impossible feats. His book "Learned Pigs and Fireproof Women" a masterpiece.      source
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Words Are My Matter
Writings About Life and Books, 2000-2016, with a Journal of a Writer’s Week
Ursula K. le Guin - 2016-10-18
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Explore the influence of storytelling and the consequences of our actions in this collection of essays, talks, and reviews by one of our greatest literary intellectuals. Award-winning author Ursula K. Le Guin examines the expansive view of what a story can be and how it shapes our understanding of the world around us. With honors including the National Book Award and the Hugo and Nebula awards, Le Guin's insights are a must-read for any lover of fiction.
Stephen Fry
Sorry to hear that Ursula Le Guin has died. She was one of the greats. “Words Are My Matter” is my favourite book on the subject of writing itself.      source
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Forty Tales from the Afterlives
David Eagleman - 2009-02-10
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Explore the unexpected afterlives in this dazzling book that offers a stunning lens through which to see ourselves in the present. Whether meeting a micrscopic God or working in other peoples dreams, these intriguing vignettes offer a unique perspective on what comes after. David Eagleman's probing imagination and deep understanding of the human condition creates a thought-provoking read that shines a brilliant light on the here and now.
Stephen Fry
You will not read a more dazzling book this year than David Eagleman's "Sum". If you read it and aren't enchanted I will eat 40 hats.      source
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Radical Acts of Love
Twenty Conversations to Inspire Hope at the End of Life
Janie Brown - 2020-03-05