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The Altman Code by Gayle Lynds
The Art World Dream by Eric Rudd
The Autobiography of Malcolm X retold by Alex Haley
Bare by Elisabeth Eaves
Being Committed by Anna Maxted
Chasing the Dime by Michael Connelly
A Christmas Story by Jean Shepherd
Galactic Pot-Healer by Philip K Dick
Giorgio by Anita Benarde
GIS: Socioeconimic Applications by David Martin
Good Bones and Simple Murders by Margaret Atwood
Headache Relief for Women by Alan M. Rapoport and Fred D. Sheftell
Housekeeping by Marilynn Robinson
In the Beginning... Was the Command Line by Neal Stephenson
The Last Camel Died at Noon by Elizabeth Peters
The Mother's Recompense by Edith Wharton
Mario and the Magician by Thomas Mann
Mrs. P's Journey by Sarah Hartley
Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Puckoon by Spike Milligan
Pudd'nhead Wilson by Mark Twain
Sacred Flowers by Roni Jay
Sacred Symbols: Ancient Egypt by Thames & Hudson
Something Rotten by Jasper Fforde
Spooky California by S. E. Schlosser
Trapped in Death Cave by Bill Wallace
The Virgin Blue by Tracy Chevalier
Ward No. Six by Anton Chekov

Miscellaneous
Baby Teeth and Eating
Dinner with Sean
Eight Facts About Me
Eight Months Old
Happy Monkey's Day
Harriet at 8 1/2 Months
Heat Wave
Ian's Teeth
Maxine Runs Cold
Maxine Runs Hot
New Jeans
New Postal Rates
No Swimming and Other Stuff
Swimming
Swimming Again
Toast
The Wooden Spoon

Vacation
Traffic
South Pasadena

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5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

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Comments for The Art World Dream

Art World DreamThe Art World Dream: 05/30/07

The Art World Dream isn't a book I would have picked up for myself but it was a bonus book that came with some other books I bought back in 2002. As with many advice books, the main point of the book seems to be: do it the author's way or no way at all. There is no flexibility to the advice and then Rudd goes on to suggest that any artist who feels the need to read his book is probably already a failed artist! What's the point of reading a book if the author assumes the average reader can't cut it in his industry?

According to Rudd there is nothing to be gained financially or emotionally by making it as a small locally known artist. Nor is there any point in being a hobby artist. The only true path to success is through real estate, big shows (in New York, of course) and new technologies.

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Comment #1: Thursday, May, 31, 2007 at 08:39:53

Candy

Oh Hi!!! I have to get this book, I am surprised by it's tone, I can't tell wherther to laugh or cry! Um, I get the impression the author doesn't even see any value in the pratice of making art whether one makes it to fame or wealth huh?"