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An Apple a Day
I didn't read far, but the time I spent on this was a waste. I took it straight back to the library when Mr. Schwarcz claimed that the jury is still o ...more
Aug 2010
Aug 24, 2010
YOU: Being Beautiful: The Owner's Manual to Inner and Outer Beauty
I had hoped that this would be an unconventional approach, but it was just typical propaganda aimed mainly at women, teaching that there are only a ha ...more
May 2009
Jul 27, 2009
The Book Thief
One of my favorite things about this book is that the characters are so unedited. None of them is a clear hero or villain; they are all hopelessly fla ...more
Oct 2009
Dec 22, 2008
The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country's Foremost Relationship Expert
I first read about Gottman's marriage research in Maclom Gladwell's Blink. Since I am interested in all things social science, I picked up this book a ...more
Jun 2010
Jun 14, 2010
Breakfast at Tiffany's
This book is almost as strange as the film adaptation.Truman Capote's characters are crafted really well and so fun to read that the story almost play ...more
Nov 2009
Jul 22, 2009
The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
This book contains more than many people may want to know, but knowledge is power. In this case it is the power to be healthy and to make food choices ...more
May 2009
Apr 09, 2009
Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities, and Occasional Moments of Grace
This gritty, sometimes heart-wrenching memoir struck a chord. Waldman's vignettes illustrate an aspect of misogyny that is pervasive, specifically amo ...more
Aug 2009
Aug 02, 2009
The War Within: A Secret White House History, 2006-08
Bob Woodward is amazing at what he does, and this book is worth a read/listen. That being said, I quit the book 2/3 the way through. I could have fini ...more
Jun 2009
Jun 12, 2009
Wives and Daughters
Wives and daughters is a fun read. I most enjoyed Miss Molly Gibson, the imperfect heroine. She is morally angelic, though she is physically and socia ...more
Nov 2008
Nov 10, 2008
A Thousand Acres
A Thousand Acres is a modern adaptation of the story of King Lear. It is interesting in its parallels and very well-written. That being said, King Lea ...more
Oct 2009
Aug 10, 2009
Wide Sargasso Sea
Initially the disjointed narrative seems off, but by the end it effectively illustrates and communicates the frustration of both of the narrators. Rhy ...more
Jul 2009
Jul 01, 2009
The Last Lecture
This is a Mitch Albomesque story, with less intentional pulling of the heartstrings (it does so, just not quite so overtly). I appreciated the time-ma ...more
Feb 2009
Nov 14, 2008
Wild Fermentation: The Flavor, Nutrition, and Craft of Live-Culture Foods
This book contains an interesting cultural exploration of fermented foods and an inspiring take-back-our-food-culture manifesto. Fermented foods are d ...more
Aug 2010
Oct 06, 2009
The Good Earth
This book is beautifully written with well-developed characters and an interesting story that was particularly culturally important when it was publis ...more
Aug 2009
Dec 30, 2008
Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life: The New Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
ACT is a powerful therapy. I recommend this book to anyone who has experienced episodes of depression or anxiety.
The book held one distraction for me
Jan 2012
Jan 05, 2012
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
This is an incredibly thoughtful story told from the perspective of a teenager with autism. Christopher's innocence, confusion, thought processes, and ...more
Mar 2009
Mar 14, 2009
A Reliable Wife
I read the first 100 pages, and that was 50 too many (way too explicit for my taste). I skipped to the last two pages to see what happens, and I was g ...more
Aug 2009
Jun 11, 2009
The Kitchen House
A really good read; I'm impressed that it's a first novel.

I think Grissom did a great job illuminating the many types of complicated relationships in
Aug 2011
Aug 16, 2011
Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother
This was an interesting read. Chua is American-born Chinese and raises her children the "Chinese way" . . . er, mostly. I just kept waiting for her to ...more
Aug 2011
Jul 27, 2011
Have a Little Faith: A True Story
Tuesdays with Morrie repackaged, but less fresh. I quit about 3/4ths through.
Jun 2010
Jun 12, 2010
The Humbling
Two hours I'll never have back. At least I quit and didn't waste any more.
not set
Dec 04, 2009
The Good Body
Eve Ensler wrote: “This play is my prayer, my attempt to analyze the mechanisms of our imprisonment, to break free so that we may spend more time runn ...more
Feb 2012
Feb 27, 2012
The Politics Of Breastfeeding
This book is an important read for everyone, particularly women of childbearing years and all those concerned about the health of women and children. ...more
Oct 2010
Sep 27, 2010
The Accidental Tourist
This book is just what I needed; it was funny and mournful and compassionate all at once. I loved the writing and the quirky characters. Parts of the ...more
Oct 2010
Oct 11, 2010
84, Charing Cross Road
Similar in nature to The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, but, in my opinion, a bit better. I enjoyed both, but Charing Cross Road was d ...more
Aug 2010
Aug 06, 2010
Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom: Creating Physical and Emotional Health and Healing
Okay, I didn't finish this. With the exception of the first few chapters, it's really more of a reference. I like the author's perspective on holistic ...more
Feb 2011
Sep 20, 2010
The Time Traveler's Wife
I am really impressed with Niffenegger's ability to weave her story together through the various time-travels of her character(s). She seems to accomp ...more
Jan 2009
Nov 11, 2008
One L: The Turbulent True Story of a First Year at Harvard Law School
This was an interesting memoir. Turow seems to take on honest view of his own abilities and shortcomings and comes off as genuine.
However, I doubt th
Sep 2010
Sep 03, 2010
When She Woke
This story is a powerful feminist critique of the trajectory of culture and law. It was well paced, which kept me reading, and I couldn't wait to fini ...more
Feb 2012
Dec 12, 2011
Doctor Faustus
I read this in a class dedicated to literature that explores the foundations of business. Whenever I come across overreaching, controlling business ty ...more
Apr 2005
Jul 20, 2010
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