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Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots
Would you like being brought up to never go into a public library? If you did manage to sneak in and get a library card which you have to hide, you wo ...more
Dec 23, 2011
Dec 06, 2011
My Dyslexia
This is a little gem of a book. I read the whole book in less than two hours but learned so much about the experience of having dyslexia. Even though ...more
Sep 15, 2011
Aug 31, 2011
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
My brother is severe autistic so I read everything connected to autism. I feel that I have learned more about my brother even though there are big dif ...more
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Apr 05, 2010
Ghost Waltz: A Family Memoir
Ghost Waltz: A Family Memoir by Ingeborg Day is a difficult book to review for more than one reason. This book is a search to find out the truth about ...more
May 21, 2014
Apr 30, 2014
Siberian Education: Growing Up in a Criminal Underworld
This is such a strange book from a very strange country. This country seems to be in a 50 year time warp, with Lenin statues still standing. The Trans ...more
Apr 17, 2011
Mar 29, 2011
The Savvy Insomniac: A Personal Journey through Science to Better Sleep
What a relief it is to read a book about Insomnia by a sufferer. I have been made to feel like I must be doing something wrong, drinking too much coff ...more
Dec 21, 2013
Nov 21, 2013
Just for the Moment: The Remarkable Gift of the Therapy Dog
This slim volume is written with love. The author relates the story of having Lyme Disease and how she came to have two wonderful therapy dogs. It is ...more
Jan 31, 2010
Jan 29, 2011
My Russian Grandmother and Her American Vacuum Cleaner: A Family Memoir
I enjoyed 'My Russian Grandmother and Her American Vacuum Clear' a great deal. It does tend to meander a little. Sometimes the meandering just enriche ...more
Sep 27, 2011
Sep 27, 2011
Cutted Chicken in Shanghai
Love, love, love this book! For anyone who is planning a trip to China or has already been, you will enjoy this book. Sharon Winters writes about her ...more
Feb 22, 2014
Jan 14, 2014
Tei, A Memoir of the End of War and Beginning of Peace
Tei, A Memoir of The End of War and the Beginning of Peace by Tei Fujiwara is the true story of a woman’s harrowing journey with her three children ov ...more
Oct 02, 2014
Apr 30, 2014
Visiting Tom:  A Man, a Highway, and the Road to Roughneck Grace
I really enjoyed reading "Visiting Tom" by Michael Perry. It brought back many memories of my childhood and visiting my aunts and uncles. This book is ...more
Aug 31, 2012
Aug 25, 2012
Blind: A Memoir
"Blind" by Belo Miguel Cipriani is an amazing memoir of a young gay man. He was a victim of incredible cruelty by people who he thought were lifelong ...more
Jul 21, 2012
Oct 06, 2011
Twelve Months
I was so impressed by the main character that I wished he was real and also a friend! Needless to say, I am now a Steven Manchester fan.

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Oct 18, 2012
Sep 14, 2012
The Cost of Hope: A Memoir
The Cost of Hope by Amanda Bennett is definitely a love story. Amanda raises the question of whether or not it is worth it to pay so much to keep her ...more
Jun 07, 2012
May 30, 2012
Immortal Bird: A Family Memoir
Immortal Bird: A Family Memoir by Doron Weber is a passionate memoir of Doron Weber's son, Damon. Damon was born with a huge health challenge. His hea ...more
Jul 04, 2013
Mar 12, 2013
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Before I finished this book, I had no doubt that it earned a five star rating. I admire Rebecca Skloot for bringing this amazing story to light. She d ...more
Jul 21, 2011
Jan 12, 2011
Seasons: A Real Story of an Amish Girl
Seasons is a book of memories of an Amish grandmother by her granddaughter. It is a fast read, only 173 pages long. The grandmother grew up an Amish f ...more
Sep 25, 2012
Sep 23, 2012
My Family and Other Hazards: A Memoir
My Family and Other Hazards by June Mebley is tedious. I was a little reluctant to pick it out for fear that it would be but I love memoirs. The autho ...more
Apr 12, 2014
Apr 10, 2014
The Making of a Stand-Up Guy
Before reading this book, I didn’t know who Charlie Murphy was. I thought from the cover, he sure looks like Eddie Murphy. He is in fact, his older br ...more
Jul 20, 2010
Jul 17, 2010
Healing with Words: A Writer's Cancer Journey
I looked forward to reading Healing with Words A Writer’s Cancer Journey. The author, Diana M. Raab has experienced both Breast Cancer and Smoldering ...more
Aug 08, 2010
Aug 06, 2010
In Search of Cleo: How I Found My Pussy and Lost My Mind
"How I Found My Pussy and Lost My Mind" by Gina Gershon is a short, picture filled book that is entertaining, funny and sad at the same time.

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Sep 02, 2012
Aug 31, 2012
Escape from Camp 14: One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West
‘Escape from Camp 14: One Man’s Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West’ by Blaine Harden is a harrowing biography of a person born ...more
Nov 21, 2012
Nov 19, 2012
The Hobo
I did not like The Hobo by Dick Murphy-Scott.

I think it perpetuates stereotypes about the homeless. Mr. Murphy-Scott is both an alcoholic and a drug a
Jan 05, 2013
Jan 03, 2013
Looking Back: The American Dream Through Immigrant Eyes, 1907-1918
This book is full of wonderful sepia colored pictures of the immigrants coming to Ellis Island, living in New York and later of soldiers returning fro ...more
May 29, 2010
May 27, 2010
Cake Boss: Stories and Recipes from Mia Famiglia
The cover of the book shows a beaming Buddy Valastro holding a beautiful three tied filigree style cake in front of his store. My husband and I never ...more
Jun 23, 2011
Jun 20, 2011
I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced
This is the story of a brave little ten year old girl. She was living in the deepest of poverty, one of the 12 out of 16 who survived childbirth. Her ...more
Jul 09, 2010
Jul 05, 2010
Words cannot express how powerful this book is. I am amazed at Jennifer's Haigh's skill at building complex characters and evoking emotions in her wri ...more
May 14, 2011
May 12, 2011
My Next Step: An Extraordinary Journey of Healing and Hope

My Next Step: An Extraordinary Journey of Healing and Hope by Dave Liniger was a disappointment to me. There was just too much of REMAX in this book.
Apr 15, 2013
Apr 11, 2013
Doctor Confidential: Secrets Behind the Veil
I was a little bit leery of this book because of the title. I tend to shy away from any book with "confidential" in its title. But instead of the sens ...more
Apr 18, 2014
Apr 13, 2014
Big in China: My Unlikely Adventures Raising a Family, Playing the Blues, and Becoming a Star in Beijing
As soon I saw the title of this book, I wanted to read it!

In 1993, I had gone on a three week tour of China and now my son works there. China has cha
Apr 05, 2011
Apr 02, 2011
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