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Books/Writers

       1. anything by James Patterson - Patterson's first novel, The
           Thomas Berryman Number (1976), was published and went
           on to win the Edgar Award for Best First Mystery Novel. But
           it was not until the success of Along Came A Spider (1992),
           that the former chairman of an advertising company, left to
           take up writing full time.  It is said that as of 2006, James Patterson
           has sold about 130 million books worldwide! In the year 2005,
           Patterson had five consistent #1 New York Times bestsellers.
           What an achievement! He's a must read as Mike would say... 

       2. The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz - An Oprah book club
           recognized author, teaches the Toltec wisdom for communications,
           relationships and behavior, as well as being a template for life and
           personal fullfillment. This great piece will satisfy your soul.
 
 
       3. Bringing Down the House by Ben Mezrich - A New York Times Best
           Seller, is a story of six M.I.T. students who took Las Vegas for millions.
           This book is said to take man where he has drempt of going but few have
           ever been- breaking the casino. Its rich and sharp dialogue makes for
           good reading!
 
 
Songs/Artists on My iPod
 
       1. Hall and Oates - A popular duo made up of Daryl Hall and John Oates 
           achieved great fame in the late 1970's thru the early-to-mid 1980s.
           Their sounds specialize in a fusion of rock and roll and rhythm and blues
           styles.  Best known for their six #1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100
           including: "Rich Girl", "Maneater", "I Can't Go for That" and "Out of
           Touch", as well as many others in the Top 40s.
 
 
 
       2. Heart - A rock band out of Bellevue, a suburb of Seattle, Washington
           and Vancouver, British Columbia. Comprised of two sisters Ann and
           Nancy Wilson. Their fame reached the sky in the 1970s with their
           music being influenced by hard rock group like Led Zeppelin, as
           well as folk music. Heart has sold over 30 million albums worldwide. 
           They were ranked #57 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock.
 
 
       3. Led Zeppelin - An English rock bank formed in 1986 consisted of
           four guys: Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John
           Bonham. Led Zeppelin is regarded as one of the first heavy metal
           bands, infused with their interpretation of the blues and folk genres,
           incorporating many sounds such as rockabilly, raggae, soul, funk,
           jazz, classical, Celtic, Indian, Arabic, Pop, Latin and Country. The
           band has sold more than 300 million albums worldwide and its said
           that they are the only band to have had all their albums reach the
           U.S. Billboard Top 10... Nice!
 
 
       4. Big Head Todd and the Monsters - A rock band formed in 1986
           out of Colorado. This band has released many albums since 1989,
           with their 1993 album Sister Sweetly going platinum in the United
           States.
 
 
        5. Bob Marley - Who doesn't know the legendary Bob Marley. He was a
            Jamaican singer, song writer, guitarist and activist. He is the most widely
            known performer of Reggae music. It is said that he is regarded by
            many as a prophet of the Rastafari movement. Marley is best known
            for his soul filled reggae songs, which include the hits "I Shot the
            Sheriff", "No Woman, No Cry", "Could You Be Loved", "Jammin",               
            "One Love" and among many others! His compilation album Legend
           (1984) is the best-selling reggae album ever, with sales of more
           than 12 million copies. What a classic!
 
 
       6. Commodores  - A highly successful  funk, soul band popular during
           the 1970s and 1980s, had members that met as freshman in college and
           toured with the Jackson 5. This group is probably best known for its
           ballads which include "Easy", "Three Times a Lady" and many others.
           But they mainly recoreded funky dance hits, including "Brick House". I
           know you know Brick House!
 
 
        7. Eagles - An American rock band formed in Los Angeles, California
            in the 1970s, possessed five Number 1 Singles and four Number 1
           albums. They are considered to be among the most successful
           recording artists of the 1970s, with two of their albums: Eagles: 
           Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 and Hotel California, ranked
           among the ten best-selling albums. Hotel California is rated as
           the 37th album in the Rolling Stone list "The 500 Greatest Albums
           of All Time". The Eagles are also the best-selling American
           group ever...
 
 
 
   
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