This is the true story of the author's solo sailing trip around the world. Robin Lee Graham, featured several times in National Geographic, set out to ...more
Jan 1994
Jun 15, 2007
GenderQueer: Voices From Beyond the Sexual Binary
Holy crap, the intro essays are boring - and not particularly well-written. It's no wonder I never made it through this book the first time I tried. I ...more
May 2009
May 17, 2009
Songs of the Gorilla Nation: My Journey Through Autism
I couldn't put this book down. The author of the book and main character, Dawn Prince-Hughes, describes her experience of growing up autistic, which i ...more
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Jun 16, 2007
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace ... One School at a Time
At times this book seemed to glorify main character Greg Mortenson as a savior-type figure for the Pakistanis he helped, an image I'm not really comfo ...more
Apr 2009
Apr 26, 2009
Chasing Dreamtime: A Sea-Going Hitchhiker's Journey Through Memory and Myth
It took me a little while to get into this book, but once I did I really enjoyed it. This is a true story of a woman who travels around the world, mos ...more
May 2007
Jun 15, 2007
Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer
This is a really entertaining read and for me also a super interesting look at the life and farm of a local (Oakland) urban farmer. I especially liked ...more
Mar 19, 2014
Mar 23, 2014
Orange Is the New Black
This book is well-written and easy to read and provides some really good information about the effectiveness (or lack thereof) of the prison and justi ...more
May 19, 2015
Mar 29, 2015
A Primate's Memoir: A Neuroscientist's Unconventional Life Among the Baboons
sapolsky is irreverant and hilarious in this personal narrative of his time spent in africa studying savannah baboons. as sapolsky puts it, he "shoots ...more
Jan 2007
Jun 25, 2007
Maus, I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History (Maus, #1)
This is a son writing his father's account of the holocaust. Maus I talks about the lead up to the war and all the hiding they did before being sent t ...more
Nov 2007
Dec 02, 2007
Boys Like Us: Gay Writers Tell Their Coming Out Stories
This is an amazing collection of gay male authors telling their coming out stories or their first experiences of sexuality. There is the occaisonal du ...more
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Jun 16, 2007
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood (Persepolis, #1-2)
Wow, what an engaging story. Satrapi's child's perspective is wonderful, her brief history of Iran is very accessible, and her graphics are well-done ...more
Nov 2007
Dec 02, 2007
Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return (Persepolis, #3-4)
Not quite as engaging as the first book, but still worth the read. This story is poignant in a more subtle way than Persepolis 1. Rather that dealing ...more
Dec 2007
Dec 02, 2007
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
never thought i'd be able to read a graphic novel, much less rate one at five stars, but this was elegant, articulate, insightful, well-narrated, and ...more
Jul 2007
Sep 03, 2007
Maus, II: And Here My Troubles Began (Maus, #2)
In this book, the pace picks up much more, as does the horror, as our characters begin life in the prison campus. In this book I was quite happy with ...more
Nov 2007
Dec 02, 2007
Beautiful story. The illustrations were so full of motion and made some very poignant statements that words fall short to convey. His stories of night ...more
Oct 2007
Nov 03, 2007
The Glass Castle
Between the author's unusual life and her adventuresome and highly neglectful parents, this story had a lot of potential. The writing, however, was me ...more
May 2008
Dec 02, 2007
The Testosterone Files: My Hormonal and Social Transformation from Female to Male
This guy's very pro-gender binary in a vast-gulf-between-the-sexes kind of way. Not really my thing.
Apr 2008
Feb 22, 2008
Faces in the Forest: The Endangered Muriqui Monkeys of Brazil
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Jun 15, 2007
Annapurna: A Woman's Place
Jan 2003
Sep 10, 2007
Nobody Passes: Rejecting the Rules of Gender and Conformity
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Nov 23, 2008
In the Shadow of Man
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Jun 15, 2007
Almost Human: A Journey Into the World of Baboons
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Jun 25, 2007
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