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BEAST - A Slightly Irreverent Tale About Cancer (And Other Assorted Anecdotes)," by James Capuano, is being offered free and has an unusual mixture of reviewers.
Capuano is a Sr. VP for Reuters, and his book about fighting the Beast (the dreaded C) has, so far, 10 customer reviews (including a couple of them by people who know him) and several reviews or blurbs by others. Here are a few of them.
1. "The funniest book about cancer you will ever read. Capuano manages to humanize his harrowing journey without bathos and yet I still walked away crying, with tears of sadness and laughter. No mean trick. ... A memoir both tender and hard for the healthy and the sick." - David Duchovny, actor (THE X FILES, CALIFORNICATION)
2. "Nothing about cancer is funny – so why did I laugh so hard at James Capuano’s personal story about his struggles with Stage 4 colon cancer? Simply put; because it’s hilarious. Never one to run away from the truth, his in-your-face account tells it like it is, providing valuable insight into how this disease affects not only the body and the mind, but also family and friends. As he addresses key issues associated with cancer treatment we learn how his life experiences prepared him to face this devastating disease head on, presenting the reader with valuable insight into the human condition in a surprisingly life-affirming tale." - Susan Sarandon, Actress
FROM MONDAY'S NEWS
Barnes and Noble's CEO
William Lynch Jr., the CEO of Barnes and Noble, resigned on Monday. He'd led the development of the Nook products, which as of Winter 2012 have not been selling well and B&N announced they'd be halting production on those and looking for a partner to take on the costs of manufacturing them. Several articles mention Microsoft has shown some interest in doing this.
An article at marketintelligencecenter lists and describes what author Michael Fowlkes sees as several bad choices by Microsoft in partnering recently. It'll be interesting to see what Microsoft decides on the Nook tablet situation. They've already given support of $600 million there.
Dual-screen YotaPhone announced in Russia (as its first smartphone)
Bloomberg's Mark Milia reports on the announcement, by Yota Devices, of Russia's first Smartphone, a combination of the usual LCD screen and a separate
' The YotaPhone packs both screens into one, bulkier phone. That could make it a tough sell as companies brag to consumers how thin their smartphones are. The YotaPhone is thicker and heavier than the 3-year-old iPhone 4.More details at Bloomberg's site.
The YotaPhone, which runs on Android, is expected to cost between $400 and $500 before any carrier subsidies, Martynov said.
"Initially, we'll go for the Russian market because it's our home," Martynov said. "But we are talking already with several European and North American carriers." '
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