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God Never Blinks: 50 Lessons for Life's Little Detours
This was another one of those books where it didn't feel like I picked it, but that it picked me. I've been in a little bit of a spiritual slump for t ...more
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May 11, 2010
Leaving a Trace: On Keeping a Journal
I love Journals, writing, and journal writing. This book is excellent, and it really lent depth and breadth to my writing. I strongly recommend it to ...more
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Jan 24, 2009
Manhood for Amateurs
I really like his prose, and the way it got me thinking, even if I disagree with some of his philosophies about life. He seems like an interesting guy ...more
Jan 02, 2010
Dec 29, 2009
Chicken Soup for the Writer's Soul: Stories to Open the Heart and Rekindle the Spirit of Writers
Someone gave this to me as a gift since I go on and on about how I dream of being a writer. This book was like an infusion of enthusiasm. Lots of litt ...more
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Jun 08, 2008
Confessions of a Knife
Wow this guy can write. His style is thick with metaphors for the human body and for illnesses, but he comes across as real and as someone searching f ...more
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Jan 31, 2009
The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right
Excellent insights, and persuasively argued. It changed many things about how I am trying to practice medicine and even keep track of things in my own ...more
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Sep 18, 2011
Interpreter of Maladies
Wow, can Lahiri write! I loved this book of short stories for her poetic descriptions of everyday things. Absolutely gorgeous. I would love to be able ...more
Oct 16, 2009
Oct 14, 2009
The Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson
One of my favorite writers of all time. Beautiful for its depth and authentic call for people to live life deeply. What a fantastic human and amazing ...more
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Jun 08, 2008
The World According to Dave Barry
I read this one back in college, and laughed my head off. I love his metaphors and creative, self-deprecating humor. I also learned a useful writing t ...more
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Jun 04, 2008
Zen in the Art of Writing
After reading Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, I have a renewed appreciation for trusting the mystery of our own minds to guide us as we try ...more
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Jun 08, 2008
Good book. It deserves to win the Pulitzer or something.
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