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Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
Do you think you have been wronged? Do you think your life has been hard? Are you hanging on to anger, hurt, resentment, pain? Believe me, what you ha ...more
Jun 2011
Feb 27, 2011
Yes Please
Four stars for part one. I loved the banter between Amy and Seth Meyers (who reads a chapter in the audiobook). The story about Hurricane Mary and Chr ...more
Dec 06, 2014
Dec 01, 2014
As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride
The Princess Bride is one of my favorite movies. But that's nothing remarkable; it's one of everyone's favorite movies. It's perfect. The script, cast ...more
Dec 31, 2014
Dec 29, 2014
Into The Wild
A deeply sad, and also frustrating account of the life and death of Chris McCandless, whose body was found in an abandoned bus in the Alaskan wilderne ...more
Feb 13, 2009
Dec 23, 2008
The Bookseller of Kabul
The problem with a biography written in novel form is that I, as the reader, keep expecting something to happen. You know, for the book to have a main ...more
Oct 2007
Aug 30, 2007
1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die
I started adding books to my to-read list that were listed on this book's group page. But then I began to wonder why I "must" read some of these. So I ...more
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Feb 19, 2008
You Had Me at Woof: How Dogs Taught Me the Secrets of Happiness
Everyone thinks they know the best way. The best way to raise children, the best way to raise pets, the best way to do everything. I've heard a lot of ...more
Nov 17, 2012
Oct 29, 2012
The Monster of Florence
On June 7, 1981, the morning of my third birthday, Mario Spezi recieved the phone call that would alter his life, make his career as a journalist, and ...more
Jul 26, 2008
Jun 18, 2008
The Invisible Wall: A Love Story That Broke Barriers
**spoiler alert** As a Christian, I have always felt a little uneasy with the idea of Christians marrying Jews (or Muslims, or Atheists, or Pagans, et ...more
Apr 10, 2010
Apr 06, 2010
Self-Inflicted Wounds: Heartwarming Tales of Epic Humiliation
2.5 stars.

I love Aisha Tyler. I want to be her friend. I want to hang out and drink beer and play video games and talk about books with her. But I don
Dec 14, 2014
Dec 11, 2014
I listened to most of this on audiobook on the drive from Orange County to Sacramento. Then, I read a little of the ebook. The print version gets 3 st ...more
Jan 12, 2014
Jan 11, 2014
The Nerdist Way: How to Reach the Next Level (In Real Life)
3.5 stars

Sometimes Chris Hardwick is adorable, sometimes he's irritating. Sometimes I laughed or nodded my head in agreement, and sometimes I rolled m
Nov 28, 2014
Sep 10, 2014
The Way Things Ought to Be
People take Rush way too seriously. 90% of what he says is done so with tongue firmly in cheek. He's like the kid in fifth grade who teases you more t ...more
Jan 1996
Feb 06, 2008
Mao's Last Dancer
I think this would be a good starter book for someone who doesn't know anything about the Chinese cultural revolution. It doesn't go into a ton of det ...more
Sep 03, 2013
Mar 27, 2013
Night (The Night Trilogy, #1)
I read this on Yom HaShoah (Holocaust remembrance day). And I realized I am a coward. Had I been in Weisel's place, I could not have survived. I don't ...more
Apr 11, 2010
Sep 30, 2007
The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates
This book is disappointing. For a Rhodes scholar, this Wes Moore is not a very good writer. He tries too hard to make it sound "good." It is also very ...more
Feb 26, 2011
Dec 08, 2010
The Book of 101 Opera Librettos: Deluxe Edition
An excellent guide to some of the most popular operas. Original language is in left column, English translation on the right. Translations are very go ...more
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Apr 05, 2008
The Complete Dictionary of Opera & Operetta
This is a pretty good opera reference book with a lot of information about the history of opera. It's a little outdated as of this writing.
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Apr 05, 2008
Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex
Seems like the title to her other book, Stiff, would have worked for this one too.
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Jul 11, 2008
Breaking the Perfect 10
Read it with a box of Kleenex!
Mar 2007
Jul 17, 2007
Letters to a Young Poet
I wish we all spoke like Rilke writes.
Dec 27, 2012
Sep 30, 2007
Napoleon's Privates: 2,500 Years of History Unzipped
Interesting and humorous.
Aug 26, 2012
Jun 28, 2008
SuperFreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes And Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance
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Dec 29, 2010
American Gospel: God, the Founding Fathers, and the Making of a Nation
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Oct 16, 2007
Salt: A World History
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Oct 17, 2007
Boy: Tales of Childhood
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Oct 17, 2007
Dutch: A Memoir of Ronald Reagan
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Oct 17, 2007
The War: An Intimate History, 1941-1945
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Oct 17, 2007
The Autobiography of Ben Franklin
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Oct 17, 2007
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: A Savannah Story
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Oct 17, 2007
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