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42
Restaurant Man
3.46
Joe Bastianich. He's an arrogant a**hole, a self-professed "cheap f*ck"... But, you can't ignore his success or that, yes, just maybe, he has a reason...more
Jan 21, 2014
Jan 12, 2014
 
33
I Got This: How I Changed My Ways and Lost What Weighed Me Down
3.07
I love Jennifer Hudson - her voice, her confidence, her personality - almost everything I know or think I know about her. And for the most part, I lik...more
Mar 29, 2012
Mar 28, 2012
 
41
Gunn's Golden Rules: Life's Little Lessons for Making It Work
3.70
I really enjoyed this quick read by Tim Gunn. As it turns out, even though he lives and breathes in a city and industry known for it, he doesn't seem...more
Sep 29, 2013
Sep 23, 2013
 
34
The Obamas
3.44
This book was painted largely in the media as an anti-Obama book, particularly towards the first lady. And towards the beginning, this seemed to be th...more
Apr 04, 2012
Mar 30, 2012
 
25
Waiter Rant: Thanks for the Tip-Confessions of a Cynical Waiter
3.48
I have to admit, this book was a lot better than I was expecting it to be. Despite some rather glaring grammatical mistakes, I found many similarities...more
Feb 02, 2011
Jan 29, 2011
 
40
City in Time: Washington, D.C.
3.25
Had a good selection of feature locales in Washington, D.C., although, as another reviewer noted, not all photos matched the captions! I also (thanks...more
Aug 05, 2013
Aug 06, 2013
 
48
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
3.97
With take-you-there writing and a voice that can only be Bourdain's, "Kitchen Confidential" is an exciting, thriller of an escape into a world that we...more
Jul 05, 2014
Jun 30, 2014
 
35
Priestblock 25487 : a memoir of Dachau
4.16
A must-read for better understanding the senselessness that occurred at Dachau. This book was written in the interesting and unusual perspective of a...more
Jun 02, 2012
May 17, 2012
 
45
The Reach of a Chef: Beyond the Kitchen
3.80
This book did not keep my attention. Unless you are very - and I mean, VERY - into knowing the names of (to me) obscure chefs and restaurants, you wil...more
Mar 25, 2014
Mar 16, 2014
 
19
Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose
4.01
Well written; at times liberal with the usage of the word "culture," but overall portrays a very good message and theme for business and life.
Jun 22, 2010
Jun 17, 2010
 
31
Business Essentials
3.10
Finally, it's done! I must admit that, despite a great level of detail that made getting through the book fairly difficult, it presented a good survey...more
Dec 04, 2011
Oct 16, 2011
 
14
America 24/7: 24 Hours. 7 Days. Extraordinary Images of One American Week.
4.11
Makes you glad to be an American.
May 24, 2009
May 25, 2009
 
43
The Man Who Loved Books Too Much: The True Story of a Thief, a Detective, and a World of Literary Obsession
3.35
Review somehow disappeared after I clicked Submit, so there you have it. Really enjoyed this book!
Feb 03, 2014
Jan 25, 2014
 
28
Use What You've Got: and Other Business Lessons I Learned from My Mom
3.79
Inspirational and touching, candid and no-nonsense, this woman tells about her journey from the $1000 "gift" she received and the partnership that was...more
Jul 20, 2011
Jul 17, 2011
 
15
King of the Mild Frontier: An Ill-Advised Autobiography
4.00
By far one of the better autobiographies, heck, books, that I have ever read. The best-as-possible (the author doesn't care much for the word "perfect...more
Apr 28, 2010
Mar 26, 2010
 
29
A Speaker's Guidebook
2.71
OK, so let's start out with the obvious. This is a textbook. However, unlike so many textbooks, this book was well-organized, had good information wit...more
Oct 09, 2011
Aug 21, 2011
 
16
Food Rules: An Eater's Manual
3.98
A book worth reading. Interesting and perhaps very helpful if you follow the "policies" set forth by the author. Not worth the five dollars, but worth...more
May 10, 2010
May 10, 2010
 
17
On the Couch
3.45
Well-written, candid, and telling. A powerful and compelling story from a powerful and compelling woman.
May 22, 2010
May 15, 2010
 
38
Rick Steves' Europe Through the Back Door 2013: The Travel Skills Handbook
4.23
"Europe Through the Back Door" contains excellent tips and advice presented in a logical fashion with funny, humorous anecdotes. An appendix with dest...more
Apr 23, 2013
Aug 30, 2012
 
47
The Smart Traveler's Passport
3.62
Provided some good tips, but many seemed obvious and weren't noteworthy or weren't vetted (such as "reciprocal privileges" to already-free zoos...). G...more
May 03, 2014
Sep 15, 2013
 
30
Step by Step to College and Career Success
3.43
I really think this book was more beneficial than I was expecting, and I think it's helped me some. However, it is a textbook and it sometimes tended...more
Nov 03, 2011
Sep 08, 2011
 
36
Comfort Me with Apples: More Adventures at the Table
3.98


Ruth Reichl was amazing, as always.
Aug 25, 2012
Mar 13, 2010
 
24
Fair Game: My Life as a Spy, My Betrayal by the White House
3.43
None
Nov 21, 2010
Oct 30, 2010
 
23
Roasting in Hell's Kitchen: Temper Tantrums, F Words, and the Pursuit of Perfection
3.64
None
Sep 2010
Aug 21, 2010
 
22
90 Minutes in Heaven: A True Story of Death & Life
3.85
None
not set
Jul 20, 2010
 
20
Resilience
3.52
None
not set
Jun 30, 2010
 
26
Travel as a Political Act
3.94
None
Mar 16, 2011
Feb 27, 2011
 
27
Sybil: The Classic True Story of a Woman Possessed by Sixteen Personalities
3.98
None
Apr 17, 2011
Mar 28, 2011
 
18
Plane Insanity
3.41
None
Jun 09, 2010
May 30, 2010
 
13
Give Me a Break: How I Exposed Hucksters, Cheats, and Scam Artists and Became the Scourge of the Liberal Media...
3.96
None
May 13, 2009
May 14, 2009
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