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Bitter is the New Black: Confessions of a Condescending, Egomaniacal, Self-Centered Smartass, Or, Why You Should Never Carry A Prada Bag to the Unemployment Office
3.91
Oh. My. God. Loved it. Hysterical. Hated her, loved her, totally got her. Can't wait to read her 2nd book. Her website is an absolute scream too. One...more
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Apr 15, 2008
 
My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey
3.81
Book club selection....

A very interesting read...and I came away with some good lessons from the book.. ones I'd like to incorporate into my own life:...more
Aug 2009
Aug 25, 2009
 
The Mercy Papers
3.71
I had a love/hate relationship with this one. First read = hated it and wanted to call the author and say WTF! Then, I took a break and re-read it try...more
Jan 2009
May 01, 2009
 
Home Safe
3.46
Pleasantly surprised with this one. Great story inter-mixed with some fantastic writing. Some parts gave me chills and I marked and went back an re-re...more
Aug 2009
Sep 03, 2009
 
American Wife
3.68
I really, really enjoyed this book. A work of fiction based on Laura Bush. While understanding it is fiction, I do suspect much of the material is spo...more
Jan 2012
Jan 18, 2009
 
South of Broad
3.72
Only 3.5 for this one and I am bummed about that. I ADORE this author and hoped for better.....there were specks of brilliance in it. And much of the...more
Sep 2009
Sep 21, 2009
 
At Least in the City Someone Would Hear Me Scream: Misadventures in Search of the Simple Life
3.71
Hilarious~~loved it. David Sedaris meets Jan Lancaster.......fantastically funny, yet with some great depth too. I loved going on this journey with Wa...more
Oct 06, 2009
Oct 03, 2009
 
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)
4.06
Different. Kept me wondering. A thriller/suspense/crime/murder/love story but with very different twists. The characters are not ones you've seen befo...more
Jun 2009
Jun 25, 2009
 
The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium, #2)
4.18
Another great one...cliffhanger ending - and now have to wait until Oct to read the final book of the trilogy to see what happens to Salander. Loved i...more
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Aug 19, 2009
 
Me Talk Pretty One Day
3.94
When you are Engulfed in Flames is still my FAVE. But this one is hysterically funny....esp. if you were also made to attend Speech Therapy in Element...more
Feb 2009
Apr 29, 2009
 
East of the Sun
3.60
Loved it. Read it in 2 days, straight thru. Then passed it on to my MIL - and she loved it too. Now my FIL is even reading it! Great saga, interesting...more
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May 10, 2010
 
How to Have Style
3.37
I love IM! He has such a great, classic approach to fashion and real women's bodies. This book gave me some fab ideas to incorporate into my wardrobe....more
Jan 2009
Apr 29, 2009
 
Holidays on Ice
3.96
LOVE him, I am such a FAN! Not the best of his works...but I got some huge giggles from some of the essays. He is so smartly funny.
Dec 2008
Jan 03, 2009
 
The Billionaire's Vinegar: The Mystery of the World's Most Expensive Bottle of Wine
3.42
Not my fave...loved the premise - just a bit too choppy for my taste. Learned a lot about old vintages though which was gratifying.
Apr 2009
Apr 29, 2009
 
Breaking Dawn (Twilight, #4)
3.72
My fave of all 4 books...I just liked the direction this one took and how it brought some cohesiveness to all the characters....
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Jan 24, 2009
 
The Glass Castle
4.20
Absolutely frickin' LOVED it. One of those books where I out off reading the last chapter b/c I did not want it to end.
Jan 2010
Jan 10, 2010
 
Very Valentine
3.77
A book about an Italian family, with scenes set in Tuscany and Capri. I die! Good chick lit, perfect read for vackay!
Apr 2009
Apr 29, 2009
 
The Fountainhead
3.82
I loved this book and plan to re-read this year. A great read and an ambitious one, at that!
Jan 1998
Jan 03, 2009
 
Best Friends Forever
3.44
Did not love it. And do not feel this is up to Weiner's other books. Skipped some parts. Not my fave.
not set
Aug 19, 2009
 
Open
4.11
If you love tennis, esp. tennis in the mid-late 90's - this is a great read. Even if you don't love the game - it's a great exploration of a kid being...more
not set
Jan 05, 2010
 
The Brass Verdict (Harry Bosch, #14; Mickey Haller, #2)
4.02
Better than the first one - The Lincoln Lawyer-. Quick read and very enjoyable.
Jan 2009
Jan 03, 2009
 
Happens Every Day: An All-Too-True Story
3.43
Fast and entertaining read. How this woman kept it together in her situation - I'll never know!
Jun 2009
Jun 28, 2009
 
Hedge Fund Wives
3.42
Fun chick lit....fast read. A bit predictable but that's kind of the genre...
not set
Aug 19, 2009
 
The Help
4.44
Loved it!!!

Sep 2009
Sep 08, 2009
 
Bright Shiny Morning
3.75
Really enjoyed it, for the most part. Some of the informational/historical stuff on L.A. became tedious for me...But probably just because I so dig hi...more
Jun 21, 2008
Apr 23, 2008
 
The Other
3.38
I wanted to love this book. I was mesmerized by his other works. This one has all the ingredients, but it just doesn't seem to work. The idea was good...more
not set
Jun 07, 2008
 
The Namesake
3.92
Read for Book Club.

Liked it, made me think about my own childhood/upbringing and how I did not appreciate it until I was an adult. I could relate with...more
Mar 2008
Mar 23, 2008
 
The Appeal
3.55
This is a good one...and well worth the read to get an inside look (albeit fictional) at how politicians can be bought for a lot of money.

I also like...more
Mar 2008
Mar 23, 2008
 
The Same Sweet Girls
3.74
Okay story...did not love it and I was kind of bored reading it. A group of girlfriends from college who get together ever year..blah, blah, blah. But...more
Mar 2008
Mar 23, 2008
 
The Condition
3.48
I really enjoyed it. Tales of a dysfunctional family and how they deal with a rare "condition" of one of the family members. The way the siblings deat...more
not set
Aug 27, 2008
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