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A Stolen Life
Jaycee Dugard's memoir, A Stolen Life, needs to be read by the entire world, because it is that powerful. I have never been more sad, disgusted, furio...more
Aug 11, 2011
Jun 25, 2011
The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry
To write something like “I loved this book” or “I found it incredibly insightful, entertaining and downright frightful” wouldn’t give you the exact de...more
May 08, 2011
May 02, 2011
Last Night in Twisted River
Since I saw the film "The World According to Garp" at age eleven I have wondered to myself what exactly did John Irving survive in his past? I have wa...more
Nov 16, 2009
Oct 24, 2009
The Way I See It: A Look Back at My Life on Little House
The Way I See It A Look Back At My Life On Little House by Melissa Anderson was the most disappointing memoir I've EVER read. I can't even begin to te...more
Jun 25, 2010
Jun 12, 2010
The Way I Am
"The Way I Am" by Eminem was a very interesting book. Normally I would have given it four stars but I grade hard to give the master writers their well...more
Nov 21, 2009
Nov 16, 2009
Confessions of a Prairie Bitch: How I Survived Nellie Oleson and Learned to Love Being Hated
Confessions Of A Prairie Bitch How I Survived Nellie Oleson And Learned To Love Being Hated By Alison Arngrim is as delicious, pleasurable, and juicy...more
Jun 24, 2010
Jun 10, 2010
I adore historical fiction, and feel so lucky to have been offered the chance to review Wench by Dolen Perkins-Valez. Not only am I thrilled to have f...more
Mar 25, 2010
Feb 28, 2010
Then Came You
I read this book in one sitting--which is something I don't always manage to do with all the books I read. Sometimes I read as many as five books at a...more
Jun 29, 2011
Apr 08, 2011
How to Talk to an Autistic Kid
As a stepmother to a son with Asperger's Syndrome, I was crying like a baby by page 2 of this book. Daniel Stefanski wrote this book while in the 8th...more
Jun 26, 2011
Jun 03, 2011
Everything Is Going to Be Great: An Underfunded and Overexposed European Grand Tour
For the love of god, please keep reading this book review because you NEED to know WHY you must try to win (or BUY, or, at least READ) a copy of Every...more
Aug 15, 2010
Aug 15, 2010
I am not lying when I say I read this book when it came out. My mom had the dirtiest books an eight year old could get her hands on at the time. Perha...more
Jan 1979
Jul 08, 2009
Far to Go /hc
What happens in Prague is the heart of the story, which I won’t tell you about in fear of spoiling it for you, and this book suddenly turns into a con...more
Mar 09, 2011
Mar 02, 2011
Everything Beautiful Began After
I'd say it is the perfect novel or at least, the perfect novel for me.

Of course, I loved it–in fact, it is the best book I’ve read in 2011. Set agains...more
May 28, 2011
Apr 09, 2011
Side by Side: The Revolutionary Mother-Daughter Program for Conflict-Free Communication
Side By Side: The Revolutionary Mother-Daughter Program for Conflict-Free Communications was an amazing book, and I hope all you mothers (and stepmoth...more
Feb 27, 2010
Jan 28, 2010
Imagine the world of severe OCD--spending hours scrubbing your hands and showering with bleach. Then imagine if that girl's world went spiraling out o...more
Feb 26, 2011
Feb 17, 2011
Stretch: The Unlikely Making of a Yoga Dude
Stretch: The Unlikely Making of a Yoga Dude is a sautéed mixture of booze, bitterness, balding hairlines, and the fat and aging body of a failed punk...more
Jan 11, 2011
Oct 18, 2010
The Cougar Club
I enjoyed this book very much, especially since it was a trip down memory lane for me. (I dated a boy from Clayton, MO - a borough of St. Louis where...more
Nov 15, 2009
Oct 24, 2009
Hidden Wives
I really enjoyed this book, especially since I had to remind myself that it was written by two sisters who weren't Mormons. If you love Big Love on HB...more
Sep 04, 2010
May 22, 2010
A Certain "Je Ne Sais Quoi": The Origin of Foreign Words Used in English
This book is filled with some odd, funny, and all-around great stories on the evolution of many words, such as Schadenfreude, Wanderlust, and my favor...more
Mar 14, 2010
Mar 14, 2010
You'll Never Blue Ball in This Town Again: One Woman's Painfully Funny Quest to Give It Up
You’ll Never Blue Ball In This Town Again: One Woman’s Painfully Funny Quest To Give It Up by Heather McDonald in a word, was, disappointing. I am so...more
Jun 10, 2010
Jun 09, 2010
Wanderlust: A Love Affair with Five Continents
After reading the novel, I can tell you that Elisabeth Eaves lived up to my high expectations, capturing perfectly what it was like to experience the...more
Jun 26, 2011
Jun 23, 2011
American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot
First, I must say that I am THRILLED that this is the first book I've been able to read (in two sittings during a 36-hour period) since last summer, d...more
Feb 16, 2012
Feb 16, 2012
I’m happy to tell you that I really enjoy reading this book, and even managed to read it in one sitting. Dedication is a fun read, and I believe that...more
Mar 26, 2010
Mar 25, 2010
Who I Am
I would have been the fan who wanted to read the original 1,000 page version of his book. Darn it for being cut in half, because I could tell some of...more
Jan 2013
Dec 24, 2012
Dirty Secret: A Daughter Comes Clean About Her Mother's Compulsive Hoarding
I can’t tell you how happy I am she has written this very honest book about compulsive hoarding, and what it has done to her. Jessie Sholl isn’t playi...more
Jan 05, 2011
Jan 03, 2011
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls
Dawn of the Dreadfuls starts out lovely enough, and begins this way – Walking out in the middle of a funeral would be, of course, bad form. So attempt...more
Mar 09, 2010
Feb 28, 2010
Everything Is Wrong with Me: A Memoir of an American Childhood Gone, Well, Wrong
I don’t know what was funniest story was in this book, it may have been the fact that he was taught to refer to his penis as his “bird,” or when he wr...more
Mar 02, 2010
Feb 18, 2010
Latin Grill: Sultry and Simple Food for Red-Hot Dinners and Parties
Latin Grill: Sultry and Simple Food for Red-Hot Dinners and Parties by Rafael Palomino (with Arlen Gargagliano and photographs by Dan Goldberg) was a...more
Mar 22, 2010
Mar 14, 2010
Remarkable Creatures
Anytime I hear that fabulous Tracy Chevalier is coming out with a new novel, I jump for joy like a high school cheerleader. Ka-boom, ki-boom, sis-boom...more
Jan 27, 2010
Jan 13, 2010
The Mayo Clinic Diet: Eat well. Enjoy Life. Lose weight.
The book is very cool, it is extremely visual and easy to read, and it includes everything from recipes to visual clues on serving sizes (page 88, you...more
Feb 18, 2010
Feb 07, 2010
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