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What Boomers are Reading


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BBHQ Boomer Recommendations - click the book for more information:
Bobby Rydell – Teen Idol on the Rocks  Death in Nostalgia City
 Death in Nostalgia City
 The Aging Gracefully Pathway: A Toolkit for the Journey Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite
 Vinyl Highway - Dee Dee Phelps  Megatrends - John Naisbitt  Jimi Hendrix Turns 80 - Tim Sandlin  The Traveler’s Gift: Seven Decisions that Determine Personal Success
 Never Have Your Dog Stuffed: And Other Things I’ve Learned  Looking Forward I Was Much Happier When Everything I Owned Was in the Back Seat of My Volkswagen Roman Candle: The Life of Bobby Darin
 Behind the Old Face The Roadhead Chronicles Levittown: the Way We Were I Haven’t Understood...
Dave Barry Turns 40 Last Days of Innocence Laughs, Luck, Lucy... A Pirate Looks at 50
 The New Health Insurance Solution  Flower Child  When I’m 64  The Rough English Equivalent
 Dice Angel The Fifties And Jerry Mathers as the Beaver Wait Till Next Year
 Chris-Anthem The Big 5 OH  Ghoulardi: Inside Cleveland TV’s Wildest Ride  Rock Roll & Reminisce
 A Tongue in the Sink Live Well on Less than You Think  The Savvy Senior  Roadtripping USA: The Complete Coast-to-Coast Guide to America
 The Longevity Bible: 8 Essential Strategies for Keeping Your Mind Sharp and Your Body Young  Try to Remember  Clouds are Always White on Top  Tony and Me
The BBHQ “Must Read” List
The 5000 Year Leap The 5000 Year Leap – subtitled "Principles of Freedom, 101," this is a “must read” for anyone who cares about our country.

Common Sense Common Sense – Glenn Beck offers a 21st century version of Thomas Paine’s 18th century book that laid the path to inde- pendence.

A Free People’s Suicide A Free People’s Suicide – Os Guinness explains why freedom is in such danger in the United States and offers solid recommenda- tions on how to correct the problem.

Liberty & Tyranny Liberty and Tyranny – This will wake you up and move you to action. We have work to do!

Saving Freedom Saving Freedom – Former U.S. Senator Jim DeMint offers an “insiders” explanation of what we, as individual citizens, need to do to preserve our precious freedom.

Liberal Fascism Liberal Fascism – Jonah Goldberg’s book steps back in time and explains how we got to where we are, and how dangerous that is.

Rules for Radicals – Saul Alinsky was a primary role model for Barack Obama. This book will expose the philosophy behind President Obama’s actions.

The Housing Boom and Bust The Housing Boom and Bust – Dr. Thomas Sowell explains, in clear and concise language, what led us to the mess in which we find ourselves. This will both anger and insight you. That’s the idea.

The Forgotten Man The Forgotten Man – What we learned in high school about the depression was... misleading, to say the least. Amity Shlaes explains what really happened and why. The parallels to today’s society are amazing... and disturbing.


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Boomer Book of the Month:

 The 5000 Year Leap The BBHQ Library "Boomer Book of the Month" is "The 5000 Year Leap," by W. Cleon Skousen. The title does not adequately identify the content, though the concept of the 5,000 year leap is astounding. The subtitle, Principles of Freedom 101, is much more applicable to the subject.

This book carefully and clearly summarizes the thinking of the brilliant founding fathers of our country, the ideas behind the "miracle that changed the world."

You do not understand the Constitution and the principles of freedom upon which our country was founded until you read this book.

Click here for more information, or here to "Order The Book."

We are voracious readers here at BBHQ, and we highly recommend reading to our visitors. After all, we may be the last generation in history to appreciate the written word - or possibly, to even understand the written word.

As we run across especially good books likely to be of interest to Baby Boomers, we will let you know about it here. We’ll tell you a bit about the book, give your our take on it (or that of other boomers), offer an excerpt or two, and if you’d like, allow you to purchase the book from right here. Our main purpose is to offer another source of entertainment, sort of like a readers’ digest for Baby Boomers. (Are we allowed to say that?) And if you want to purchase the book, all the better.

About the BBHQ Library

Our library consists of a preview of over 200 books that we think will appeal to us boomers. After all, tempus fugit, and all that. We are partial to biography, humor, and stuff from the sixties, but we’ll include books in numerous categories, as shown above. The ones that we feel are especially good will carry our "highly recommended" designation: Thumbs Up!. It’s the BBHQ Seal of Approval. Books with the "thumbs up" symbol carry The Official BBHQ Money-Back Guarantee: Order The Book, and if you don’t like it, we’ll buy it back from you.

The BBHQ OTB (that’s: Order the Book) Service

Your purchase will actually go through, the earth’s biggest bookstore. So you can get a great price on the book (usually about 15-30% less than at most bookstores), and help us here at BBHQ as well. (Yes, we do get a teeny, weany commission.) You will need to use a credit card for your purchase (preferably your own credit card), but the entire transaction is handled securely by (No, we do not get your credit card number.) makes it simple to order your book. They deliver the book directly to your door, usually within 2-5 days. (In many cases, you can receive overnight delivery.) I have used on several occasions, and found it to be the perfect way to buy books.

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Here’s an Idea

Please keep the BBHQ OTB Service in mind when you need to buy a gift. Books make wonderful gifts for any occasion. So anytime you think of buying a book, come to BBHQ first. Tell us what you want; we’ll add it to our list... and the world will be a better place for all of us.

Some Fine Print

We write our own reviews for the books in our library; naturally we assume all responsibility for them. We’ll also add comments from our visitors, for which we obviously assume no responsibility whatsoever. Informaton on pricing and availability comes from, and occasionally they do change their prices. We do not change the price listed here after we first post it. When you order from them, they will add a shipping charge, which is usually less than the sales tax would have been. (You usually pay no sales tax on purchases from Amazon. Heck, that’s reason enough to "Order The Book.") We apologize if we make a typo here and there, but we’re not perfect. Please use the information from as the "last word" on the price and availability. And if something doesn’t go right and we don’t pass you off to correctly, or if we send you to the wrong place, please tell us about it. We’ll fix it and make it right.

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