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The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks & Win Your Inner Creative Battles
I keep this book at hand and flip it open frequently. There are no real chapters, just bursts, and it's exactly what I need to get me away from the in ...more
Jan 2008
Oct 31, 2009
Me Talk Pretty One Day
I love Sedaris, and this is one of the best collections he's got. The regular absurdity of his US life becomes even more surreal when he travels to Fr ...more
Jan 2001
Oct 30, 2009
Generation Kill
No wonder there's a miniseries made from this -- it's fantastic. And the series didn't stray far from Evan Wright's account, though I'd still recommen ...more
Jan 2007
Oct 31, 2009
Truth and Beauty
I can't imagine how Patchett wrote this; it's brutal in places. And in spots I wanted to shake either her or Lucy and scream at them, because their re ...more
Jan 2007
Oct 31, 2009
Running with Scissors
I really didn't enjoy this book at ALL. For lots of reasons: all the characters were horrible, the situations were insane and unbelievable, and someth ...more
Jan 2004
Nov 04, 2009
Holidays on Ice
A Christmas ritual read for me. The star of the collection is definitely "Santaland Diaries", Sedaris's recollection of getting a job as an elf at Mac ...more
Jan 2003
Oct 31, 2009
Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime
You really have to read this in the same vein as "Primary Colors" the fictionalized account of Clinton's 1992 race (fictionalized in that the characte ...more
Aug 11, 2010
Aug 11, 2010
One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine Officer
I loved the account of Nathaniel Fick in "Generation Kill", so was thrilled to see this autobiography. He comes across as a thoughtful, moral person i ...more
Jan 2008
Oct 31, 2009
A Guide to Elegance: For Every Woman Who Wants to Be Well and Properly Dressed on All Occasions
I'll admit, I am not a candidate for elegance most days. I came across this book just as I was eyeing up my closet and realizing that I am going to ha ...more
Aug 20, 2010
Aug 20, 2010
The Cleanest Race: How North Koreans See Themselves and Why It Matters
I picked this up because I read some reviews praising it as a guide outlining why North Korea is NOT like Communist regimes. Which was news to me -- I ...more
Feb 06, 2010
Feb 05, 2010
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