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Vaccine: The Controversial Story of Medicine's Greatest Lifesaver
3.80
I deliberately started my vaccine research with this book - this is a history of vaccines from the times of Jenner and variolation to George Bush bein ...more
Feb 25, 2010
Feb 14, 2010
 
Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son's First Year
4.18
This is not an empowering book. This is a let-me-feel-sorry-for-myself kind of book. At some point, it has become hip and "good writing" to use profan ...more
Apr 27, 2010
Apr 25, 2010
 
Coloring Outside the Lines: Raising A Smarter Kid by Breaking All the Rules
3.74
This is one of the worst parenting books I have ever read. I am not exaggerating to make a point. Truly. I have no idea how this got published.
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Mar 18, 2014
 
A Russian Diary: A Journalist's Final Account of Life, Corruption & Death in Putin's Russia
4.11
Ah the great Anna Politkovskaya, a paragon of journalist's integrity... Puts to shame her so-called colleagues on both sides of the ocean - both in Am ...more
Jan 05, 2010
Oct 11, 2009
 
7 Steps to Raising a Bilingual Child
3.62
All commonsense information, nothing new. More pertinent information would have been on the balance of the two languages in the child's life, and mult ...more
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Jan 04, 2011
 
Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them
3.76
Not much new in terms of literary theory, although it is all neatly summarized. The real beauty of this book is in the literature selection. I command ...more
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Aug 15, 2011
 
60,001+ Best Baby Names: Plus 222 Great Lists to Help You Find the Right Name
3.20
As far as baby name books go, this one is utterly and profoundly useless. It claims to have 222 "great lists to help you find the right name" but some ...more
Jun 27, 2010
May 25, 2010
 
Autism's False Prophets: Bad Science, Risky Medicine, and the Search for a Cure
4.18
So very refreshing to read somebody with common sense on the issue of vaccination, without any conspiracy theories or unscientific nonsense. To be cle ...more
Mar 06, 2010
Feb 23, 2010
 
Everyday Opportunities For Extraordinary Parenting: Simple Ways To Make A Difference In Your Child's Life
3.10
A collection of platitudes, no more, no less.
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Jul 23, 2012
 
Great Expectations: Baby Sleep Guide: Sleep Solutions for You & Your Baby
3.89
bahh.. not helping my baby :)
Dec 06, 2010
Dec 06, 2010
 
Cuba: Art and History from 1868 to Today
4.00
Maybe it is the compulsive beauty of its avant-garde paintings, or the exotic Afro-Cuban motifs, or the translucent light that floods every object on ...more
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Apr 27, 2009
 
SuperFreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes And Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance
3.90
I enjoyed both books, but this one again leaves me wishing for just a bit more science, and a little less populism. "Super Crunchers", for example, ac ...more
Jan 05, 2010
Nov 10, 2009
 
The Angel of Grozny: Orphans of a Forgotten War
3.99
While I have to give Asne Seierstad credit for going into the Chechen war looking like a swimsuit model and coming out alive to write a book about it, ...more
Jan 05, 2010
Oct 11, 2009
 
Vera: (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov)
3.90
A wonderfully touching biography of an extraordinary "literary wife". Always elegant, regal, unbelievably erudite, Vera Nabokov (nee Sirin) is an easy ...more
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Apr 15, 2009
 
Dog Sense: How the New Science of Dog Behavior Can Make You a Better Friend to Your Pet
3.73
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Feb 03, 2013
 
Kissinger: 1973, the Crucial Year
3.53
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Sep 02, 2009
 
Myths, Illusions, and Peace: Finding a New Direction for America in the Middle East
3.87
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Aug 27, 2009
 
The Sanctity of Human Blood:  Vaccination is Not Immunization
3.83
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Feb 20, 2010
Feb 14, 2010
 
Get Me Out: A History of Childbirth from the Garden of Eden to the Sperm Bank
3.55
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May 07, 2010
Feb 17, 2010
 
Mathematics: From the Birth of Numbers
4.25
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May 17, 2009
 
Painless Childbirth: The Lamaze Method
3.17
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Mar 28, 2010
Mar 06, 2010
 
What to Expect When You're Expecting
3.73
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Apr 05, 2010
Mar 28, 2010
 
What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About(TM) Children's Vaccinations
3.91
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Mar 31, 2010
Mar 28, 2010
 
The Working Woman's Lamaze Handbook: The Essential Guide to Pregnancy, Lamaze, and Childbirth
2.67
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Apr 17, 2010
Mar 30, 2010
 
Ina May's Guide to Childbirth
4.42
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Apr 07, 2010
Mar 30, 2010
 
Modern art: 1900-1945: the age of avant-gardes
4.50
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Apr 17, 2010
Apr 01, 2010
 
Hitler's Vienna: A Dictator's Apprenticeship
4.14
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May 10, 2010
Apr 08, 2010
 
Thunder At Twilight: Vienna 1913/1914
4.08
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Apr 13, 2010
Apr 08, 2010
 
For Her Own Good: Two Centuries of the Experts' Advice to Women
3.94
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Apr 23, 2010
Apr 13, 2010
 
A Nervous Splendor: Vienna 1888-1889
4.00
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May 03, 2010
Apr 24, 2010
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