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Hector and the Search for Happiness
I picked up this book because I was intrigued by the title, the artwork, and the idea that a psychiatrist might travel to other lands in pursuit of a...more
May 30, 2011
May 30, 2011
I Love Yous Are for White People
A fascinating book I never would have noticed had it not been referred by someone who'd commented online about 'Push.' This is the first description o...more
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Jan 10, 2010
Angels in the Er: Inspiring True Stories from an Emergency Room Doctor
I found this book by accident, while searching for something else. Because I was intrigued by the title and the fact that it's written by a doctor, I...more
Feb 23, 2011
Feb 24, 2011
Steve Jobs
How does anyone compile the complexity of steve jobs--his personality, business acumen, spirituality-- into a single book? I do not believe it entirel...more
Oct 29, 2011
Oct 30, 2011
My interest in this play stems from ongoing reading about women in the Congo as well as this author's (Lynn Nottage) trip to Uganda. Her interviews wi...more
Mar 13, 2011
Mar 13, 2011
Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother
This book is approx 3-hour read which, for me, involved a lot of teeth gnashing and exasperation. I found the parenting methods in this book to be ver...more
Jan 20, 2011
Jan 21, 2011
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
I've never read a vampire book, so what a fun and creepy read this was. Skillfully superimposed onto the history of Lincoln (from the time of his moth...more
Mar 07, 2010
Mar 08, 2010
Burned Alive
A staggering number of women and girls are killed each year, by members of their own families, in a practice collectively referred to as honor killing...more
Feb 02, 2011
Feb 04, 2011
Much is said about the vulgarity and repulsiveness of the language and abuses portrayed in this book. My first thought, after reading end-to-end nonst...more
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Jan 10, 2010
Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science
Compelling, hard-to-put-down. Heart-felt writing that pulls the reader right into the situations (including graphic but not ghastly tales of non-stop...more
Jan 15, 2011
Jan 26, 2011
Against Medical Advice
1st-peron account as told by youngster (Corey) w/Tourette's Syndrome, beginning with Corey's first occurrence at age 5, thru to age 17 when he got it...more
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Jan 10, 2010
The End of Your Life Book Club
This is an AMAZING book. It combines a son's tribute to his remarkable mom, gives you a glimpse of life with (pancreatic) cancer/chemo/upsets and succ...more
Sep 10, 2013
Sep 11, 2013
The Kennedy Assassination--24 Hours After: Lyndon B. Johnson's Pivotal First Day as President
This is a fascinating look into the hours immediately following the shooting of JFK, but it focuses on LBJ. This book answered many of the questions I...more
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Jan 10, 2010
This book was a compelling read and well crafted. Four years of research and dedication went into the writing; much is revealed about how her family f...more
Apr 18, 2010
Apr 19, 2010
I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced
Nice account of life in Yemen, but maddening about her forced marriage at 10 yrs old to a 30+ man. Nujood became the 1st ever child bride to bravely,...more
Mar 06, 2010
Mar 08, 2010
Fearless: The Undaunted Courage and Ultimate Sacrifice of Navy SEAL Team SIX Operator Adam Brown
Started saturday afternoon, finished same day...about 6 hours later...and loved every minute. This book is energizing and transformational. IMHO, this...more
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Mar 24, 2013
The Piano Teacher
I wasn't sure about staying w/this book, as the first 50 pages or so didn't 'connect' w/me, and I still don't know why the piano teacher stole objects...more
Jan 24, 2010
Jan 24, 2010
Between a Rock and a Hard Place
For me, this was the read of the century. I've never been so captivated by a book or story. I loved that he wove other adventures into the larger stor...more
Feb 09, 2011
Feb 09, 2011
Mop Men: Inside the World of Crime Scene Cleaners
Fascinating look at what it takes to clean up a death site. The book isn't just about cleaning up crime scenes...there are also enounters following ro...more
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Jan 10, 2010
By Their Father's Hand: The True Story of the Wesson Family Massacre
The Trued Story of the Wesson Family Massacre
This is a tough read...possibly one of the strangest families ever conjured up...including physical abuse...more
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Jan 10, 2010
Slave Hunter: One Man's Global Quest to Free Victims of Human Trafficking
Fascinating true chronicles of one ordinary man driven by the power of his own heart to attempt extraordinary acts of humanity and bravery. Now a huma...more
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Jan 10, 2010
The Street Lawyer
Riveting, as always with Mr. Grisham. This one is about a rich attorney who abandons the even-richer career path and becomes an advocate for the homel...more
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Jan 10, 2010
Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure the World
I've never been able to name someone who I would call a hero. After reading this book, I can. His name is Dr. Paul Farmer...a man who devotes his life...more
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Jan 10, 2010
Not for Sale: The Return of the Global Slave Trade—and How We Can Fight It
True chronicles of one ordinary man driven by the power of his own heart to attempt extraordinary acts of humanity and bravery. Now a human rights act...more
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Jan 10, 2010
The Help
An amazing read: found myself caring about the characters, laughing, crying, on the edge of my seat. Couldn't put it down. This is an amazing accompli...more
Dec 13, 2009
Dec 14, 2009
Not Lost Forever: My Story of Survival
Beautifully composed account of an absolutely hideous event. Carmina Salcido, the living member of her father's vicious attack on the family, balances...more
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Jan 10, 2010
Same Kind of Different as Me
Wonderful book...left me feeling nourished at a deep level. I loved the reminders that great wisdom comes from the most unlikely sources, and how prec...more
Jan 17, 2010
Jan 17, 2010
The Man in the Picture
I was hoping for a scare, but this book didn't deliver for me. It's an easy, short read, with a plot line that reminded me of a Twilight Zone episode....more
Jan 02, 2010
Jan 10, 2010
I love James Patterson books in the summer. Always entertaining, easy to read [really short chapters:], and clever. Sail didn't it i...more
May 23, 2009
May 24, 2009
Unknown Book 9801716
I cannot complete a reading of this book. I have tried 4 times, and each time makes me feel I just don't have adequate intelligence to absorb the cont...more
Nov 15, 2011
Mar 11, 2011
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