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Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
4.44
Wow. What a powerful story. I usually avoid WWII books/movies like the plague, but found myself wanting to read this after hearing so many good things ...more
May 31, 2011
May 25, 2011
 
Dancing Barefoot
4.08
Who knew Wil Wheaton could write? I mean, really WRITE? I've admired his acting ability, and been wowed by his capability as an audiobook narrator, an ...more
Feb 20, 2015
Feb 18, 2015
 
The Glass Castle: A Memoir
4.21
I'm not sure that 4 stars means I really liked it - but it is a 4 star book for the quality of the story-telling. This book was anguishing for me to l ...more
Sep 29, 2011
Sep 20, 2011
 
Making Toast
3.60
This was both an easy and a difficult book to read. Difficult, because I sobbed through probably half of it. Easy, because the author's style of writi ...more
Feb 21, 2010
Feb 18, 2010
 
American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot
3.96
This was interesting! I've been staying up too late, and have gotten hooked on Ferguson's late night talk show. (I must admit that I didn't like his p ...more
Nov 28, 2010
Nov 22, 2010
 
Bossypants
3.93
This was a great audio - Tina Fey reading her own work. Very funny, and I'm sure other drivers thought I was nuts as I cruised down the road laughing ...more
Oct 21, 2011
Oct 18, 2011
 
Forget Sorrow: An Ancestral Tale
3.41
From simple line drawings to those inspiring awe, sadness, and love, this family memoir from a children's book illustrator was fascinating. I was move ...more
Oct 25, 2010
Oct 21, 2010
 
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
3.93
Wow. What an incredible journey, and what a powerful book. Painful to listen to at times, but ultimately satisfying.

I find myself longing for the cour
...more
Mar 30, 2015
Mar 16, 2015
 
Records Truly Is My Middle Name
4.26
This work had much potential for being interesting, and bringing back fond memories of listening to AM radio as a kid. Unfortunately, it had so many t ...more
Dec 13, 2013
Dec 11, 2013
 
Blankets
4.06
Wow.

Thompson's skill at drawing emotion amazes me. I'm much more oriented to words than pictures, so I found myself reading the story and then going
...more
Aug 10, 2009
Aug 08, 2009
 
Santa's Village Gone Wild! Tales Of Summer Fun, Hijinx & Debauchery As Told By The People Who Worked There
3.84
Enh. Not quite what I expected. Well, pretty much EXACTLY what I'd expected, but Dearman worked at the park after I did, so very few of the stories we ...more
Jun 28, 2011
Jun 19, 2011
 
Panther Baby: A Life of Rebellion and Reinvention
4.08
Very powerful, moving autobiography of a bright young man who joined the Black Panther Party at the age of 15. I read a review of this book shortly af ...more
Mar 30, 2012
Mar 08, 2012
 
Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger's
3.88
Very powerful, very moving. This book really resonated with me. I'm inspired by what Robison has overcome and how he has learned to cope, to take adva ...more
Apr 10, 2015
Mar 30, 2015
 
The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon
3.85
This book is as much about obsession as it is about exploration and discovery - I guess it takes a single-minded individual to pursue such matters. Gr ...more
Aug 30, 2009
Jul 28, 2009
 
The World's Strongest Librarian: A Memoir of Tourette's, Faith, Strength, and the Power of Family
3.76
I've only read a chapter or two so far, and already I am hooked and wishing I had 3 hours to just sit and devour this book!

(later)

What a powerful, mov
...more
Sep 23, 2013
May 02, 2013
 
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
4.13
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Jan 2002
Jul 28, 2014
 
The Longest Way Home: One Man's Quest for the Courage to Settle Down
3.53
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Apr 13, 2013
Mar 12, 2013
 
Maus, I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History (Maus, #1)
4.34
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Aug 09, 2009
 
Maus, II: And Here My Troubles Began (Maus, #2)
4.45
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Aug 09, 2009
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