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The Sexual Life of Catherine M.
Frank, dirty, forthright. I celebrated every disgusting detail she shared. There were so many things she's "into" that I'm not (ex. gang bangs) but I ...more
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Mar 27, 2009
Starvation Heights: The True Story of an American Doctor and the Murder of a British Heiress
GREAT true crime: well-researched, engaging/absorbing, richly detailed. LOVED it partly for the local lore and how deeply rooted it is in King, Kitsap ...more
Nov 12, 2009
Nov 08, 2009
Strip City: A Stripper's Farewell Journey Across America
Part of me feels like a traitor to my fellow sex workers for saying there were things about this book I really hated, but more of me feels like I'd be ...more
Jan 2006
Mar 28, 2009
By Myself and Then Some
The only other celebrity autobiography I can recall reading was Larry Flynt's (AWESOME, FYI). I don't know how to rate these kinds of books so the fou ...more
Oct 17, 2009
Oct 08, 2009
Tacoma Confidential: A True Story of Murder, Suicide, and a Police Chief's Secret Life
Readable, eye-opening, balanced account of the case with lots of local juice that satisfied me as a one-time resident of Tacoma and long-time devotee/ ...more
Aug 22, 2008
Aug 22, 2008
The Hungry Ocean: A Swordboat Captain's Journey
A fast read from a unique perspective. It's a homey book by a working woman (yes, she's got a degree too, but nothing about this book seems "literary" ...more
Feb 05, 2010
Feb 03, 2010
The Mistress's Daughter
I would have only given this three stars, but there were a few little things that made it sorta special and exceptional (even though a lot of it was s ...more
Jan 2014
Sep 26, 2014
This Year You Write Your Novel
Once when I was wasting time in Barnes & Noble I found myself standing in the aisle reading this book, not having a clue who Walter Mosley was. I ...more
Sep 17, 2010
Sep 19, 2010
Home: Tales Of A Heritage Farm
I loved this book and got so much more out of it than I anticipated when I spotted it in the library. I figured it would be sweet and pleasant, but it ...more
Apr 19, 2011
Apr 19, 2011
I'm Over All That: And Other Confessions
My mom gave me this book for my fortieth birthday. My mom is a fan of Shirley MacLaine. And Coast to Coast AM.

If you're a Shirley fan, it's probably f
May 2013
May 01, 2013
Diabetes Rising: How a Rare Disease Became a Modern Pandemic, and What to Do About It
Disclosure: I only read the very beginning of this book and decided not to finish it. I felt led to believe that it would be an objective piece of ste ...more
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Sep 14, 2010
The Pursuit of Happyness
While at Delia’s parents’ house we took in some Oprah with Delia’s mom; I love a little bootstraps story, so got sucked into listening to Chris Gardne ...more
Dec 2006
Feb 18, 2013
American Voyeur: Dispatches From the Far Reaches of Modern Life
For a general audience this book deserves four stars, it just wasn't as meaty or provocative or fresh as I'd hoped for (grabbed it off the library's m ...more
Jun 21, 2010
Jun 20, 2010
Poacher Wars: A Pennsylvania Game Warden's Journal
I bought this on Kindle because I didn't have enough money in my bank account to buy one of the books I *REALLY* wanted, but also because I love books ...more
Mar 11, 2011
Mar 13, 2011
Born Round: The Secret History of a Full-time Eater
If we could do half-stars, I'd give this a 3.5. Nothing wrong with it at all -- it was a good read from my perspective -- but there's nothing great en ...more
May 23, 2010
May 19, 2010
The Lobster Chronicles: Life on a Very Small Island
It was fun to read this while I myself am ON a Very Small Island for a few days. On the other side of the country and with no lobster, but still . . . ...more
Apr 18, 2011
Apr 15, 2011
On Subbing: The First Four Years
If cool weblogs were perfect they'd actually be books . . . exactly like this! Trim personal topical journals published independently and/or by small ...more
Jul 24, 2010
Jul 23, 2010
Am I Normal?
I wish I could find a copy of this book; I read it in my formative adolescent years, checked out from the library, and I'm sure it's partially respons ...more
Oct 30, 1984
Oct 30, 2010
My Father's Dream
Nothing super fancy, but after I read the sample I wanted to read the rest of the story which is pretty straightforward about this one family and this ...more
Feb 28, 2011
Feb 28, 2011
Population: 485: Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time
I picked this up at the library without knowing anything about it or the way it apparently was marketed as being hysterically funny or something; yes, ...more
Apr 14, 2010
Apr 01, 2010
Jesus Is My Gardener
I'd almost say "I really liked it"/4 stars, but mmmmm . . . not quite. Maybe it could have gone farther? I don't mean could have been longer, but . . ...more
Jun 2011
May 21, 2011
The Orchid Thief: A True Story of Beauty and Obsession
A good balance of interesting characters, sensual natural-world descriptions, and history with unpreachy environmental awareness. I appreciated storie ...more
Apr 18, 2009
Mar 26, 2009
The Bedwetter: Stories of Redemption, Courage, and Pee
I enjoy Sarah Silverman's work so I was already favorably biased going into this book, which I really had no specific expectations for. I didn't know ...more
May 26, 2010
May 25, 2010
The Misbegotten Son
The best true crime I've read (my favorite alongside Ellroy's _My Dark Places_). Horrifying and surprisingly (for the genre) challenging at the very e ...more
Jan 2007
Apr 11, 2009
From Fatigued to Fantastic!
I didn't read this book cover to cover, just the beginning and selective chapters. I gave it three stars because I did "like it", though there were so ...more
Apr 15, 2011
Mar 05, 2011
My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands
Even if Chelsea Handler's sense of humor isn't up your alley, this book helps fill a GINORMOUS VOID in our culture. An entertaining, quick read I rela ...more
Mar 29, 2013
Mar 29, 2013
Autobiography of a Face
I found a little log of books I read a few years back & was reminded of this. I don't remember a whole lot about it now, so I'm guessing on my rat ...more
Dec 2005
May 17, 2010
She Bets Her Life: A True Story of Gambling Addiction
Could've sworn I already marked as read and "reviewed" this or at least had a status update, but apparently not.

I love this book's subject matter: wom
Mar 12, 2012
Jul 28, 2010
Skin: Talking about Sex, Class and Literature
It's a challenge to find books that are relevant to me as a self-publishing internet sex worker and feminist with white trash roots so this book was a ...more
Jul 2005
Apr 10, 2008
The Still and I
I kind of love this book but wasn't in the mood to read it most of the time/enough to finish it, and since it doesn't belong to me I have to finally d ...more
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Feb 01, 2013
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