The views, opinions, and observations expressed in this journal are my own and in no way reflect the views, opinions, or policy of the Peace Corps, Peace Corps Morocco, nor any other governmental or non-governmental organization.

Nor is anything written here necessarily drawn from my own views, opinions, and observations. Please consider all postings and pictures complete fabrications with absolutely no bearing on reality. For legal purposes, please additionally regard the author as utterly imaginary.

Books from this trip

1. a crappy airport novel about a lawyer
2. Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larson
3. Girl Who Played with Fire, Stieg Larson
4. Made in America, Bill Bryson
5. Skeletons on the Zahara, Dean King
6. A Short History of Nearly Everything, Bill Bryson
7. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Mark Twain
8. A Sand County Almanac, Aldo Leopold
9. Dreams of my Father, Barack O'Bama
10. Team of Rivals, Doris Kearns Goodwin 
11. Fierce Pajamas, An Anthology of Humor Writing from the New Yorker
12. Atonement, Ian McEwan
13. Humor and Moroccan Culture, Matthew Helmke
14. The First Man, Camus
15. A Confederacy of Dunces, John Kennedy Toole
16. A People's History of the United States, Howard Zinn
17. Yukon Alone, John Balzar
18. Me Talk Pretty One Day, David Sedaris
19. Moo, Jane Smiley
20. The Inheritance of Loss, Kiran Desai
21. Holidays on Ice, David Sedaris
22. Mimoun, Rafael Chirbes
23. Rebels in the Rif: Abd El Krim and the Rif Rebellion, David S. Woolman
24. Catch 22, Joseph Heller
25. Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates, Tom Robbins
26. Off the Map: Tales of Endurance and Exploration, Fergus Fleming
27. Naked, David Sedaris
28. The Quran
29. The Omnivore's Dilemma, Michael Pollan
30. Seven Pillars of Wisdom, T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia)
31. Absurdistan, Gary Shteyngart
32. Odysseus' Last Stand: The Chronicles of a Bicycle Nomad, Dave Stamboulis
33. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Jonathan Safran Foer
34. The Time Traveler's Wife, Audrey Niffenegger
35. CivilWarLand in Bad Decline, George Saunders
36. Zeitoun, Dave Eggers
37. A Million Little Pieces, James Frey (not a good book)
38. Ishmael, Daniel Quinn
39. What is the What, Dave Eggers
40. Hot, Flat, and Crowded, Thomas Friedman
41. The Way of the Sufi, Idries Shah
42. Shantaram, Gregory David Roberts
43. Ali and Nino: Kurban Said
44. Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk, David Sedaris
44. The Crying of Lot 49, Thomas Pynchon
45. Freakonomics, Steven Levitt & Stephen Dubner
46. Thank you for Smoking, Christopher Buckley
47. Crime and Punishment, Fyodor Dostoyevsky
48. The Sheltering Sky, Paul Bowles
49. The Oblivion Seekers, Isabelle Eberhardt
50. A Hundred Camels in the Courtyard, Paul Bowles
51. My Life, Bill Clinton(about 500 pages longer than need be)
52. Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, David Sedaris
53. Let it Come Down, Paul Bowles
54. Tangier's Eyes on America, Abdellatif Akbib
55. Blood Meridian, Cormac McCarthy
56. Death of a Salesman, Arthur Miller
57. Notes from the Underground, Dostoyevsky
58. You Shall Know Our Velocity!, Dave Eggers
59. Neither Here nor There, Bill Bryson
60. The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America, George Packer
61. Colorblind, Trent Hodgeson
62. The Tao of Physics, Fritjof Capra
63. The Secret Agent, Joseph Conrad
64. Freedom, Jonathan Franzen
65. Devil in the Grove; Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America, Gilbert King
66. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, James Joyce
67. A Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde
68. Still the Mind, Alan Watts
69. The Pelican Brief, John Grisham (Pure, unadulterated trash)
70. The Ethical Brain; The Science of Our Moral Dilemmas, Michael S. Gazzaniga
71. Dubliners, James Joyce
72. Nature, Ralph Waldo Emerson
73. Essays: First and Second Series, Ralph Waldo Emerson
74. Where Men Win Glory, Jon Krakauer (searing book; a must-read for any person considering military service)
75. A Passage to India, E. M. Forster
76. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen (maybe embarrassing, but it does make me wish I were more eloquent)
77. Kim, Rudyard Kipling
78. After the Prophet: The Epic Story of the Shia-Sunni Split in Islam, Lesley Hazleton
79. Through the Language Glass: Why the World Looks Different in Other Languages, Guy Deutscher
80. Under the Banner of Heaven, Jon Krakauer
81. A Colossal Failure of Common Sense: The Inside Story of the Collapse of Lehman Brothers, Lawrence McDonald
82. The Brothers Karamazov, Fyodor Dostoyevsky
83. Inside the Kingdom: Kings, Clerics, Modernists, Terrorists, and the Struggle for Saudi Arabia, Robert Lacey
84. Tulipomania: The Story of the World's Most Coveted Flower & the Extraordinary Passions it Aroused, Mike Dash
85. Consider the Lobster: And Other Essays, David Foster Wallace
86. Zorba the Greek, Nikos Kazantzakis
87. Tropic of Cancer, Henry Miller
88. The Sex Lives of Cannibals, J. Maarten Troost
89. Arab Spring Dreams, Edited by Nasser Weddady and Sohrab Amari
90. Dune, Frank Herbert
91. Dreams of Trespass: Tales of a Harem Girlhood, Fatima Mernissi
92. How the Scots Invented the Modern World, Arthur Herman
93. Cosmicomics, Italo Calvino
94. The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable, Nassim Nicholas Taleb
95. Modern Arabic Short Stories: A Bilingual Reader
96. The Cactus Eaters, Dan White
97. 1492: The Year the World Began, Felipe Fernandez-Armesto
98. 1776, David McCullough
99. One World: The Ethics of Globalization, Peter Singer
100. Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA, Tim Weiner
101. Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt, Michael Lewis

post pc-travels
1. Bluebeard, Kurt Vonnegut
2. Freedom, Jonathan Franzen (for a second time, worth it)

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The views, opinions, and observations expressed in this journal are my own and in no way reflect the views, opinions, or policy of the Peace Corps, Peace Corps Morocco, governmental or non-governmental organizations.

Nor is anything written here necessarily my own views, opinions, or observations. Please consider all pictures and texts here to be complete fabrications with absolutely no bearing on reality, this one or any other. For legal purposes, please additionally consider the author to be utterly imaginary.