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The 4-Hour Workweek
3.76
A few weeks ago in NYC, I sat with two of the smartest people I know at a cool brunch.

"But explain it to me," I said. "Just what is it about the 4-Hou
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Jan 2008
Jan 05, 2008
 
AMA
4.25
This is the kind of book I wish they had six stars for. I picked this up in a book store on the way to visit Mandela's prison on Robben Island. My ver ...more
Jul 2006
Jan 01, 2008
 
Imperial Hubris: Why the West Is Losing the War on Terror
3.79
Why do I do this to myself? I am a few chapters in, and I am completely frustrated all over again by the things we as a nation are doing around the wo ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 16, 2008
 
Whisper
3.65
I love a book in which you feel that you're in masterful hands... WHISPER is just such a book. The author grabs you and reels you in to the world she' ...more
Mar 09, 2014
Mar 09, 2014
 
What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington's Culture of Deception
3.16
Forget how smug he was at press briefings. Forget how he was a puppet and mouthpiece for all the bad decisions of the Bush administration. For me, the ...more
not set
Aug 05, 2008
 
Pastors' Wives
3.75
Pastors' Wives was an unexpected delight which had me hooked immediately. By page 5, the main character (or the only one I had met by then) had taken ...more
Jul 24, 2013
Jul 28, 2013
 
To Kill a Mockingbird
4.23
I somehow managed to get through advanced placement h.s. English classes and an English major in college without reading TKAM. Finally, a book group a ...more
Jun 10, 2013
Jun 16, 2013
 
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
4.00
Let me preface this by saying I am not a zombie, a zombie killer or in any way affiliated with zombies. In fact, until this book, I kind of looked dow ...more
Jun 20, 2013
Jun 21, 2013
 
The Book of Comfort: The Perfect Daily Companion
4.40
This is one of those wonderful books to keep on your desk and browse through absently as the spirit hits. Filled with quotes, anecdotes and beautiful, ...more
not set
Jan 02, 2008
 
Speak
3.97
Subtle, savvy, restrained, deep and powerful, this book about coping with sexual assault is a must-read. Like all good literature, it says more by say ...more
not set
Feb 11, 2013
 
Sacred Ceremony: How to Create Ceremonies for Healing, Transitions and Celebrations
4.12
A beautiful book which you not only want to read but hold. Filled with practical but spiritual suggestions for creating ceremony and celebration at al ...more
Sep 2007
Jan 01, 2008
 
Before I Die
3.88
The honesty in this book at times made me flinch, but in the brilliant way that life sometimes makes you flinch when you face the truth. It tells the ...more
Jan 2012
Feb 11, 2013
 
Banker to the Poor: Micro-Lending and the Battle Against World Poverty
4.06
I'd been looking forward to reading this book by an inspiring Nobel Peace Prize winner and how he created a microlending organization that pulled thou ...more
Jan 2008
Dec 26, 2007
 
Infidel
4.18
An important book in today's climate. Ayaan Hirsi Ali, former Dutch member of parliament and current political activist, grew up in an ultra-conservat ...more
Nov 2007
Jan 01, 2008
 
Night (The Night Trilogy, #1)
4.27
It feels disloyal to say so, but I was somewhat disappointed by this book. Don't get me wrong - there were gripping scenes with stark commentary on th ...more
Aug 2008
Aug 21, 2008
 
Earl Mindell's New Herb Bible
3.91
I put this on my "personal development" shelf because it was really one of the first books I bought that got me on the more natural path which, ultima ...more
Jan 1993
Jan 02, 2008
 
Moloka'i
4.13
I did not have high hopes for this novel, and boy was I happy to be proven wrong. Set mostly in a (real) leper's colony in Hawaii a century ago, it te ...more
Jan 2007
Jan 01, 2008
 
Long Walk to Freedom
4.28
I bought this book in South Africa and was immersed in it during the time I spent walking the streets where much of the action of the book happened. I ...more
Jul 2006
Jan 01, 2008
 
Eat, Pray, Love
3.45
I hate to jump on a literary bandwagon. I pride myself on finding eclectic and obscure books which speak to me in a unique way. That's why I resisted ...more
Oct 2007
Dec 30, 2007
 
Sleeping with the Devil: How Washington Sold Our Soul for Saudi Crude
3.90
If you feel like getting righteously irritated at the shenanigans of politicians and the state of our sick symbiosis with Saudi Arabia, this is the bo ...more
Oct 2007
Jan 02, 2008
 
Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster
4.06
This is the book that hooked me on Everest books.

A chronicle of the doomed 1996 Everest expedition where many climbers, including two experiences guid
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Jan 1997
Jan 01, 2008
 
The Instant Millionaire: A Tale of Wisdom and Wealth
3.57
Easily read in an afternoon, Mark Fisher's Instant Millionaire is a wonderful introduction into the concept that we create our reality. Although Fishe ...more
Jan 1999
Jan 01, 2008
 
The Handmaid's Tale
3.99
A book that makes you want to grow up to be a writer.

Chilling, brilliant and as relevant today as when it was first published, The Handmaid's Tale str
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Jan 1990
Jan 02, 2008
 
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
3.66
Dave Eggers tells you from the beginning -some of this book is brilliant, some disjointed. It is all wonderful.

Part memoir, part drunk frat-boy rambl
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Jan 2006
Jan 02, 2008
 
The Sedona Method: Your Key to Lasting Happiness, Success, Peace and Emotional Well-being
3.90
I love this whole genre of personal development - really much more effective than the "feel better about your problems" methods. This is not about glo ...more
not set
Jan 02, 2008
 
The Art of Happiness
4.12
I wanted to love this book, being a fan of the Dalai Lama and interested in Buddhist philosophy. But I had a hard time getting through it. Maybe I sho ...more
Jan 1996
Jan 02, 2008
 
The Undercover Economist
3.75
Yes, economics, but he promises to tell me why it's impossible to get a good used car and why we shouldn't think Starbucks is an imperialist devil, so ...more
Aug 2008
Jan 16, 2008
 
Natural Mothering: A Guide to Holistic Therapies for Pregnancy, Birth, and Early Childhood
4.00
An all-inclusive, holistic guide to everything from herbs to help conception to common infant complaints and how to treat them without harsh chemicals ...more
not set
Jan 02, 2008
 
Sold
4.15
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not set
Jan 07, 2014
 
The Secret Side of Empty
3.99
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Dec 11, 2013
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