Greg

Greg was born in Los Angeles and grew up in Washington State (Spokane, Walla Walla, Bellingham, and Seattle). He's also lived in New York City and Vancouver, Canada. His main passions in life are books and the theatre. He holds an MFA in Theatre from the University of British Columbia. He is the co-founder and director of a small theatre company, Outsiders Inn aka Outside Sinners. Some of his favorite writers are: Robertson Davies, Margaret Atwood, Sebastian Barry, Henning Mankell, and Kate Tempest.


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Against Elections Cover Image
By David Van Reybrouck, Kofi Annan (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9781609808105
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Published: Seven Stories Press - April 17th, 2018

 

I am for more democracy. Van Reybrouck spells out why elections are—in fact and practice—anti-democratic, and identifies the malaise we are in as Democratic Fatigue Syndrome. He makes an absolutely compelling and convincing case for Sortition—the drawing of lots. This practice creates an opportunity for citizens to actively engage in deliberative democracy rather than continuing to support an "elected" aristocracy through elections. A sorely needed antidote to our corrupted, money-soaked, ineffectual system. -Greg


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Night Thoughts Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781608468126
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Published: Haymarket Books - June 20th, 2017

One the great contemporary American playwrights. You may know him for the many films he has appeared in. Night Thoughts is an incisive and moral examination of the "lucky" and the "unlucky". 


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After the Fire Cover Image
By Henning Mankell, Marlaine Delargy (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9780525435082
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Published: Vintage - October 31st, 2017

Mankell is among my favorite writers. This melancholy novel captures the reality of aging, loss, mortality, and solitude, as well as our connection and distance from other people. A beautiful final novel from one of Scandanavia's finest writers.


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So, Anyway... Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385348263
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Published: Three Rivers Press - September 29th, 2015

A humorous autobiography—as you would expect—of the tallest Python's childhood to the inception of Monty Python. I loved this and look forward to the continuing story with a later volume.


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The Deep State: The Fall of the Constitution and the Rise of a Shadow Government Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143109938
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Published: Penguin Books - September 13th, 2016

If you have any illusions about how we are governed and by whom, Lofgren will do away with your illusions, pronto. This is an eternal struggle. A fight we must wage.


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Hag-Seed: William Shakespeare's The Tempest Retold: A Novel (Hogarth Shakespeare) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780804141314
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Published: Hogarth - May 16th, 2017

Atwood has written a brilliant parallel story to go along with Shakespeare's The Tempest. I loved this novel.


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Number 11: A novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781101972809
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Published: Vintage - December 19th, 2017

A sequel of sorts to his earlier novel, The Winshaw Legacy, Coe's satirical novel, captures our egregious age perfectly. While engaging in sharp-eyed social and political observations, the novel gave me enormous pleasure. The number 11 can represent sin, transgression, and peril. All of these things you will find in abundance—this is the world in which we live after all.


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Let Them Eat Chaos Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781632868770
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - January 3rd, 2017

Kate Tempest is like a modern Homer or Virgil. She carries on the oral tradition of poetry. Like her previous poem Brand New Ancients, Let Them Eat Chaos begs to—and should—be read aloud. A favorite of mine.


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The Father: Made in Sweden, Part I Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781681445380
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Published: Quercus - March 7th, 2017

Three brothers and their childhood friend become notorious bank robbers that the Swedish press dubs "the Military League." Inspired by a true story, this is a thoroughly gripping book.