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RE: now Billy's greed, was If you have already seen this...


Hey Jim-- that's pretty cool...

Wouldn't mind seeing a few of them.... but your right, the others would
not interest many.

Donna


> On Thursday, July 1, 2004, at 10:12 PM, Donna wrote:
> 
> > So what kinda of books did you write Jim...\
> >
> 
> > Donna
> >
> Mostly the kind that would bore the socks off anyone who was not into
> the subject. For the National Academy of Sciences I wrote books about
> evaluating health care, an analysis of health care received by
children
> in a variety of different settings, an analysis of infant mortality,
an
> analysis of how federal research dollars are allocated among large and
> small, pubic and private, universities and corporations; for the
> Investor Responsibility Research Center I wrote analyses [two books]
on
> how institutional investors voted on investor-sponsored corporate
> governance questions at corporation annual meetings; for the USDA
> Forest Service and the USDI Bureau of Reclamation,
> pesticide safety manuals... the list goes on and includes a briefly
> popular textbook on HMOs.
> 
> That's just the book part. I also wrote three radio shows per week for
> four years. Many chapters of text books, and lots of other stuff. The
> most fun things I wrote were a series of op-ed page essays about the
> blue of wild chicory flowers, the time my favorite cow broke a horn
and
> nearly bled to death, and what it's like to be a midwife when a prized
> ewe is having a breech birth.
> 
> Wanta know more? I started writing poems when very young and by the
> time I finally got to university, was publishing a lot of them. Masses
> & Mainstream [the old commie monthly] called me the best [got that?
> BEST! What an enormous overstatement that was!] poet of the Beat
> Generation. Wasn't true; didn't work. There were a few persons ahead
of
> me. The first book my poems were published in was titled "Four New
> Poets." Besides myself, they were Richard Brautigan [author of "Trout
> Fishing in America" and other artistically and commercially successful
> works], Martin Hoberman {who disappeared in Mexico before the book was
> published], and Carl Larsen, who went on to write syndicated newspaper
> columns and essentially silly books, like "Even the Dog Won't Eat My
> Meatloaf."
> 
> > And is there anything you haven't done?
> 
> Yeah. I haven't been abducted by a UFO and, you know, probed...
> 
> >
> >> About 2 years after I finished the second book, the National
Academy
> > of
> >> Sciences hired me to write a couple of books for them.
> >
> >
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