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History of a Suicide: My Sister's Unfinished Life
3.36
My job involves death and often those deaths are the result of suicide. I also have loved ones who struggle with the grip of suicide. Many of the Good ...more
Apr 26, 2011
Apr 26, 2011
 
Sick Girl
3.53
I waited a while to read this book. It was too close, too personal and I had heard negative reviews. But I finally dove in and am very glad I did. Amy ...more
Aug 19, 2008
Aug 11, 2008
 
Moose: A Memoir of Fat Camp
3.35
Stephanie Klein's memoir of fat camp and beyond starts with her pregnancy with twins. She is told she needs to gain weight but all she can think about ...more
Sep 26, 2008
May 10, 2008
 
Rescuing Sprite: A Dog Lover's Story of Joy and Anguish
3.83
I wish I could give this just 1/2 a star because it was that bad. The book was just a promotional piece for the author. I can't tell you how many time ...more
Jan 2008
Feb 03, 2008
 
Stealing Buddha's Dinner
3.40
I really enjoyed this book. The author's need to fit in through gorging herself with American junk food was fascinating. I would definitely recommend ...more
Jul 2007
Sep 06, 2007
 
Breakfast at Sally's: One Homeless Man's Inspirational Journey
3.87
Richard LeMieux was a successful college educated business man. He lived in a lovely home, took vacations to Europe and had a weekly golf date with hi ...more
Oct 27, 2008
Oct 26, 2008
 
A Rare Breed of Love: The True Story of Baby and the Mission She Inspired to Help Dogs Everywhere
4.10
This book took me a while to read. It wasn't because it was a bad book but I had to keep putting it down because I would start to cry. Baby, the adora ...more
Aug 2008
Aug 11, 2008
 
Into the Wild
3.89
This true story of a 24 year old named Chris McCandless who travels into the Alaskan wilderness and succumbs to starvation is now popular again due to ...more
Oct 2007
Oct 05, 2007
 
Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith
3.96
Jon Krakauer's book about the slaying of a woman and her baby girl by her two brother-in-laws is a story I am very familiar with having grown up in th ...more
Jun 08, 2008
Oct 05, 2007
 
Madness: A Bipolar Life
3.97
This is the rare book that I am always looking for to read. The author has bipolar disorder and it is obvious some of the book has been written while ...more
Mar 19, 2011
Mar 20, 2011
 
What I Talk About When I Talk About Running
3.73
This short book is really a group of essays linked together by Murakami's activity of running. I found it to be an interesting read and a way to learn ...more
Jan 31, 2009
Jan 18, 2009
 
Mozart and the Whale: An Asperger's Love Story
3.73
This is the true account of two people diagnosed with Asperger's, a type of Autism, who eventually find each other and fall in love. Both Jerry and Ma ...more
Mar 2008
Mar 28, 2008
 
Siddhartha
3.94
Having read Siddhartha now in my forties rather than when I was in my teens or twenties has given me a greater appreciation than it would had I read i ...more
Dec 19, 2008
Dec 16, 2008
 
Life and Times of Michael K
3.83
The more I think of this book, the more I love it. It is a mere 185 pages but is packed with enduring images of a man who only asks to be allowed to b ...more
Dec 03, 2008
Dec 02, 2008
 
What the Dead Know
3.52
A good mystery with lots of twists and turns. The plot centers on two missing sisters who disappear thirty years prior from a Baltimore mall. The girl ...more
Oct 05, 2008
Sep 26, 2008
 
Planet of the Blind
3.89
I loved this book about a man and the guide dog who helped him find his way. The book isn't a sentimental love story about a man and his dog but rathe ...more
Jan 2003
Sep 17, 2007
 
The Dogs Who Found Me: What I've Learned from Pets Who Were Left Behind
4.06
Ken Foster writes about dogs he has found and those who have found him. Each chapter is a story about an individual dog as well as lists related to do ...more
Jun 13, 2010
Jun 12, 2010
 
What Goes Up...: Surviving the Manic Episode of a Loved One
3.52
Judy Eron is a social worker and her husband, Jim, was a psychologist and diagnosed as bi-polar. This book details the last year of Jim's life and his ...more
Nov 19, 2008
Nov 14, 2008
 
Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love
4.02
If I am in a bookstore and come across a book with a dog on the cover, I will buy it. And with a face like Oogy's it was not a hard sale. Oogy was use ...more
Feb 05, 2011
Feb 08, 2011
 
Gristle: from Factory Farms to Food Safety (Thinking Twice About the Meat We Eat)
3.71
This is a collection of essays presented by the musician Moby. While none of this information was new to me, it still reinforces my conviction to rema ...more
Jan 20, 2011
Jan 25, 2011
 
To the Edge and Back: My Story from Organ Transplant Survivor to Olympic Snowboarder
3.56
Since I am a transplant recipient I was interested in reading Chris Klug's account of his own transplant and subsequent Olympic victory.

Klug was alwa
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May 08, 2011
Apr 28, 2011
 
The World's Strongest Librarian: A Memoir of Tourette's, Faith, Strength, and the Power of Family
3.75
This book was very enjoyable for me for a few reasons. Josh resides in Utah and works at the main branch of the Salt Lake City Library. I also live in ...more
Apr 24, 2014
Apr 16, 2014
 
Kafka on the Shore
4.11
My appreciation for Murakami has just grown even deeper. Kafka is filled with many memorable characters that engage you long after you've finished rea ...more
Jan 21, 2009
Oct 23, 2008
 
Bossypants
3.92
I should preface this by saying I LOVE Tina Fey. I love everything she's ever done, well except Baby Mama. That kind of sucked. But I get her humor an ...more
May 2011
Apr 28, 2011
 
The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus
4.07
This true story about Ebola, Marburg and other deadly viruses is a gripping read. But in the end all I could think about was how the human race had br ...more
Apr 06, 2010
Apr 06, 2010
 
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
4.05
Okay, I just wrote a review for a book of Murakami's short stories and said how I disliked short stories. Okay, that's not entirely true. I really enj ...more
Apr 05, 2010
Apr 06, 2010
 
The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted And the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss, And Long-term Health
4.19
I already feel I have a good grasp on nutrition. However, reading this book has certainly given me a boost in knowing that the path of choosing a vega ...more
Mar 16, 2010
Jan 27, 2010
 
The Road
3.94
I read this book in less than 2 days. It was so engrossing I couldn't put it down. I didn't finish it in one sitting because I had a previous committm ...more
May 2008
May 06, 2008
 
Walking My Dog Jane: From Valdez to Prudhoe Bay Along the Trans-Alaska Pipeline
3.85
It took me a while to read this, not because it was uninteresting or boring, but because life caught up during the holidays and I just couldn't find t ...more
Jan 2008
Dec 04, 2007
 
Between a Rock and a Hard Place
3.81
Aron Ralston is the man who got caught by a chockstone in a remote Utah slot canyon and to save his life cut off his hand. This story intertwines that ...more
Feb 12, 2008
Feb 03, 2008
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