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Bitch: In Praise of Difficult Women
I finished reading Bitch last night, and it was a total letdown. Which is such a shame because it had such great potential and started out so strong. ...more
Sep 11, 2008
Jul 13, 2008
Oh my God, that was seriously the worst thing I've read in a while. This got good reviews? Did I read the wrong "Friendship," by Emily Gould? Because ...more
Jul 25, 2014
Jul 20, 2014
Legally Blonde
Believe it or not, I liked the movie a million times more!!!!
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Dec 23, 2008
The Saturday Wife
Well, I'm not sure why so many people didn't seem to like this book. I didn't feel it offended or stereotyped Judiasm- in fact, I learned a lot of int ...more
May 31, 2010
Oct 17, 2009
You Should Have Known
I wanted to like this book so much more than I did. For starters, the main character was downright unlikable. She was an uptight, arrogant snob. And w ...more
Jun 09, 2014
Jun 09, 2014
Misadventures of a Garden State Yogi: My Humble Quest to Heal My Colitis, Calm My ADD, and Find the Key to Happiness
Enjoyed this book very much. As someone who has been to Kripalu and tries "too hard" to be zen and yogini-like at times, this was a lovely refresher t ...more
Jun 04, 2014
Jun 01, 2014
A Child's Christmas in Wales
My grandfather used to read this story every Christmas at a community event in his town. We'd go see him read it every year, and there was one line in ...more
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Dec 23, 2008
No new information here. Oh, and Mika? If you're going to claim Nora Ephron was one of your best friends, you might want to spell her name right consi ...more
Aug 17, 2014
Aug 17, 2014
Mother, Mother
I couldn't put this book down. You get totally drawn in from the get-go. Unfortunately, there were parts of the book I could definitely relate to, and ...more
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Oct 20, 2013
Happily Ever After
**spoiler alert** One of the best books I've read in a while. As an editor who loves books who lost a parent in a very similiar fashion(among other th ...more
Apr 03, 2013
Apr 01, 2013
Believe It, Be It: How Being the Biggest Loser Won Me Back My Life
This was an incredibly fast read- I read it in less than two days, and had I not spent some of that time at work and sleeping, it probably wouldn't ev ...more
Dec 19, 2009
Nov 12, 2009
This Charming Man
Well, this is definitely NOT a feel-good book; in fact, it's downright dark and disturbing at times. Some parts I had to skim because I just couldn't ...more
Jul 10, 2014
Jul 17, 2008
Mommy Wars: Stay-at-Home and Career Moms Face Off on Their Choices, Their Lives, Their Families
I know it's getting a lot of mixed reviews from other readers, but I have to say, I liked it. Yes, the representation of mothers here is extremely ske ...more
Nov 08, 2008
Oct 05, 2008
Beautiful Bodies: A Novel
Just finished this today... it was a pretty good book! A very fast read (I read it in five days). It reads like a play, almost- it takes place over on ...more
Aug 24, 2008
Jul 15, 2008
Holy Hunger: A Woman's Journey from Food Addiction to Spiritual Fulfillment
I thought this was a wonderful book. While I have never struggled with binge-eating disorder personally, I could relate to all of the family drama, pa ...more
Jul 28, 2009
Oct 18, 2008
Goodnight Nobody
I love Jennifer Weiner, and with the exception of her latest book that just came out over the summer (Certain Girls), I own and have read them all (ah ...more
Sep 20, 2008
Jul 15, 2008
Mistaken Identity: Two Families, One Survivor, Unwavering Hope
What struck me the most about this book was the unwavering, profound faith that existed between the two families. I am not a religious person at all, ...more
Dec 02, 2011
Jun 15, 2009
Mini Shopaholic (Shopaholic, #6)
**spoiler alert** I adore the Shopaholic series, but this was by far my least favorite. I don't know if the premise of the series has just gotten old ...more
Nov 23, 2012
Jul 16, 2010
Happens Every Day: An All-Too-True Story
I wanted to like this book so much more than I did. The author is an ok writer, but my goodness, she got stuck with a terrible editor. I'm sorry, but ...more
Jun 20, 2014
Mar 17, 2009
Don't You Forget About Me
Wow... this book certainly seemed to get slammed a lot by other readers. Personally, I enjoyed it. Was the main character selfish, insecure, and flawe ...more
Sep 06, 2012
Dec 10, 2008
enLIGHTened: How I Lost 40 Pounds with a Yoga Mat, Fresh Pineapples, and a Beagle Pointer
I really enjoyed this for the most part. I read it in just over the course of one day. As someone who is just starting out in the yoga world and is lo ...more
Feb 15, 2010
Feb 05, 2010
Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Luster
It's not that I didn't like this, but I think that the more you are into fashion, the more you will enjoy this book. I have almost zero interest in fa ...more
Dec 14, 2009
Jul 17, 2009
French Women Don't Get Fat: The Secret of Eating for Pleasure
I didn't like this book at all. I checked it out of the library last year because I'm interested in international cuisine and how other countries view ...more
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Jul 13, 2008
The New Yorkers
I wanted to like this book more than I actually did. Sigh. I seem to be on a crappy book streak. The synopsis sounded so promising, but the actual sto ...more
Feb 14, 2013
Feb 12, 2013
I loved this book for all the wrong reasons- the unbelievale plot and unlikeable characters, the constant interweaving of real celebrities into the st ...more
Sep 18, 2012
Aug 13, 2012
Spent: Exposing Our Complicated Relationship with Shopping
I thought this would be a sociological study of why women shop, not short stories from mostly superficial women who can't use an apostrophe to save th ...more
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Nov 01, 2014
The World Without You
So... I kind of have mixed feelings about this book. I love Joshua Henkin's writing style, but I just couldn't connect with any of the characters in t ...more
Aug 15, 2012
Aug 07, 2012
A Widow For One Year
No stars. I hated this book. I read maybe one-third of it, and then I decided I loved myself too much to keep putting myself through such misery. It w ...more
Feb 12, 2013
Feb 04, 2013
Extremely funny, though the author did tend to ramble on and break his thoughts and sentences with prose, which was definitely distracting. Another re ...more
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Jul 07, 2015
Pretty Ugly: A Novel
This was a weird book. I get we were going for satire here, and mission accomplished on that front, but toward the middle/end of the book, it just bec ...more
May 13, 2015
May 10, 2015
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