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The Nerdist Way: How to Reach the Next Level (In Real Life)
3.79
Hmm. I would have given this a three if he'd left out his handful of sexist jokes which popped up like periodic road blocks saying, "Why are you givin...more
Aug 11, 2012
Aug 12, 2012
 
Just Kids
4.13
I knew Patti Smith was a rockstar who sang a version of "Gloria" that I really like. I knew Robert Mapplethorpe was a photographer who shot flowers as...more
Sep 06, 2011
Sep 06, 2011
 
The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee
3.48
Strangely enough this book came out not long after I'd been wondering about Harper Lee, if she'd written other books and if not, why not.

This book giv...more
Sep 29, 2014
Sep 29, 2014
 
I Know Where I'm Going: A Personal Biography of Katharine Hepburn
3.53
A friend at the library set this book aside for me, but I confess my first thought was Another Katharine Hepburn biography? I've read both books by He...more
May 18, 2010
May 18, 2010
 
Half Empty
3.77
Y'know, I enjoy The Daily Show, but I only watch it very sporadically. I am very grateful, however, that I once again stumbled upon an episode with Da...more
Dec 2010
Dec 01, 2010
 
This Is How: Proven Aid in Overcoming Shyness, Molestation, Fatness, Spinsterhood, Grief, Disease, Lushery, Decrepitude & More. For Young and Old Alike.
3.61
It'll probably sound silly, but I wasn't quite expecting this to be a self-help book. I've read (and really enjoyed) some of his previous books which...more
Jul 22, 2012
Jul 23, 2012
 
Otherwise Known as the Human Condition: Selected Essays and Reviews
3.85
If you're not already a fan of Geoff Dyer, as I most certainly am, then I would look at the categories in the contents to see what might strike your f...more
May 09, 2011
May 09, 2011
 
Working the Room: Essays and Reviews: 1999-2010
3.67
I'm a bit torn about this book since I just read Otherwise Known as the Human Condition: Selected Essays and Reviews which shares over 300 pages of co...more
May 14, 2011
May 14, 2011
 
You Better Not Cry: Stories for Christmas
3.70
Burroughs is in top form again with a series of episodes from his life occurring around Christmas. Outrageous, horrifying, moving, full of humor and h...more
Jan 04, 2010
Jan 05, 2010
 
I'm Over All That: And Other Confessions
3.32
I love the format Shirley MacLaine chose for this book: it is a collection of reminiscences and opinions which reveal the things she is over in this l...more
Apr 26, 2011
Apr 26, 2011
 
But Enough About Me: A Jersey Girl's Unlikely Adventures Among the Absurdly Famous
3.78
A very funny, entertaining read with stories from the author's life interwoven with celebrity tales.

If you want to interview famous people for a livin...more
May 18, 2014
May 18, 2014
 
Beautiful People: My Family and Other Glamorous Varmints
3.95
If I could give it 4.5, I would.

Made me laugh out loud often. Often crazy situations viewed with humor and a light touch. Stories from throughout the...more
Oct 19, 2009
Oct 19, 2009
 
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)
3.81
For me, this book is a mix of "Yes! I know precisely what that's like" and "Wow, other people's lives are really different from mine." Either way, I w...more
Mar 13, 2012
Mar 13, 2012
 
If You Ask Me (And of Course You Won't)
3.63
A quick enjoyable read. I read it in 2 sittings. After the first half, I was thinking I'd give it a 3 for the Hollywood anecdotes typical of many cele...more
Feb 16, 2012
Feb 16, 2012
 
Official Book Club Selection: A Memoir According to Kathy Griffin
3.79
If you have any doubts that Kathy Griffin deserves all she's attained, this book will put them to rest. She has busted her ass for years with a singul...more
Dec 07, 2013
Dec 07, 2013
 
Bossypants
3.92
Determined, vulnerable, tough, obedient, and funny. Tina Fey reveals these qualities and more through stories from childhood to the present. If you're...more
Apr 16, 2011
Apr 16, 2011
 
Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life
3.85
Steve Martin's evolution as a comic follows an encouraging course of discipline, theorizing, experimentation and refining over years. It's the scienti...more
Oct 07, 2013
Oct 08, 2013
 
Love, Loss, and What I Wore
3.34
Brief observations about moments in the author's life paired with charming illustrations of the clothes she or her friends or family were wearing at t...more
not set
Jul 06, 2009
 
This Time Together: Laughter and Reflection
3.99
An enjoyable read. Many amusing anecdotes from Carol Burnett's life along with some more reflective ones.

Most are only a couple of pages so it's easy...more
Mar 2011
Mar 04, 2011
 
Shockaholic
3.35
More contemplative than humorous in my opinion, but if you want to understand how Carrie Fisher became the person she is today, this book explains a l...more
Nov 23, 2011
Nov 23, 2011
 
Portraits: Talking with Artists at the Met, the Modern, the Louvre, and Elsewhere
3.98
review for Portraits: Talking with Artists at the Met, the Modern, the Louvre, and Elsewhere:
http://tallerthanaveragetales.blogspo...
Oct 2006
May 30, 2007
 
Magical Thinking: True Stories
3.94
Mar 2007
May 30, 2007
 
Life Interrupted: The Unfinished Monologue
3.66
Nov 2006
May 30, 2007
 
Running with Scissors
3.65
Dec 2006
May 30, 2007
 
Possible Side Effects
3.96
Mar 2007
May 30, 2007
 
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
4.26
Apr 2007
May 30, 2007
 
Dry: A Memoir
3.98
review for Dry: A Memoir:
http://tallerthanaveragetales.blogspo...
Sep 2006
May 30, 2007
 
Don't Fall Off the Mountain
3.79
None
not set
Sep 01, 2007
 
Just Checking: Scenes from the Life of an Obsessive-Compulsive
3.59
None
Feb 2004
Sep 01, 2007
 
Black White & Jewish
3.72
None
Mar 2004
Sep 01, 2007
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