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Dr. J's "Top Eight" Lists

Top Books/Authors:

  • Nothing Special – Charlotte Beck
  • Poemas – Pablo Neruda
  • El amor en los tiempos del cólera – Gabriel García Márquez
  • Guerra del tiempo – Alejo Carpentier
  • Ficciones – Jorge Luis Borges
  • Essential Writings – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Simple Abundance – Sarah Ban Breathnach
  • Nickled and Dimed in America – Barbara Ehrenreich

Top Beaches:

  • Isla Mujeres, Mexico
  • Fenwick Island, Delaware
  • Seven Mile Beach, Cayman Islands
  • Akumal to Tulum corridor, Mexico
  • Holguín, Cuba
  • Anguilla, Lesser Antilles
  • Puerto Escondido, Mexico
  • Trunk Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands

Top Movies:

  • A Hard Day’s Night, 1964
  • Easy Rider, 1969
  • Deliverance, 1972
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, 1975
  • Fried Green Tomatoes, 1991
  • The Shawshank Redemption, 1994
  • Y Tu Mamá También, 2002
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, 2004

Top CDs:

  • Buena Vista Social Club - Rubén González, Ry Cooder and other artists
  • Ballads - Jimmy Buffett
  • Blood on the Tracks - Bob Dylan
  • The Best of… - Warren Zevon
  • Ten New Songs - Leonard Cohen
  • Border - Lila Downs
  • Paulina - Paulina Rubio
  • American Beauty Rose - The Grateful Dead

Top Colleges/Universities:

  • Salisbury University
  • University of Delaware
  • Indiana University
  • The University of North Carolina, Wilmington
  • Oxford University
  • El Colegio de México
  • Goucher College
  • Middlebury College