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Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
4.01
A must read for everyone, not just introverts.

Susan Cain, former Wall Street lawyer and self-described introvert, investigates how introversion has b
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Feb 07, 2012
Feb 11, 2012
 
Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything
3.82
Joshua Foer begins exploring memory at the US Memory Competition, where he watches people who claim to have normal memory capacity memorize lists of p ...more
Jun 30, 2011
Jul 20, 2011
 
Far from the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity
4.22
A book to bring you a little closer to humanity. Author Andrew Solomon looks at communities of people, including dwarfs, Deaf, transgender, prodigies, ...more
Dec 2014
Sep 25, 2014
 
The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less
3.81
Firmly grounded in academic research, this short-and-sweet read made me rethink how I make decisions. I've tried to apply some of his suggestions, to ...more
Oct 2010
Dec 10, 2010
 
Modern American Memoirs
3.87
An interesting collection of memoirs whose stories concentrate around the time frame between the Great Depression and the civil rights movement.

With m
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May 15, 2011
May 05, 2011
 
You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up: A Love Story
3.14
I decided to read this book just based on the title.

And as the title may suggest, it's an *extremely* frank account of a Los Angeles marriage, written
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Mar 22, 2011
Mar 31, 2011
 
The Dirty Life: On Farming, Food, and Love
4.03
I raced through this hearty memoir in one day. And it's been on my mind ever since.

I could relate to how Kimball found herself suddenly in love AND i
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Feb 05, 2011
Feb 08, 2011
 
Zingerman's Guide to Giving Great Service
4.01
The founders of Of A Kind (a limited-edition shopping site which supports small brands) said they read this book and built their notable customer serv ...more
Oct 2014
Dec 08, 2014
 
Integrative Nutrition: Feed Your Hunger for Health and Happiness
4.19
Rosenthal's concrete tips on diet boiled down to common sense. And the rest of his philosophy was not grounded in science.

But when he asserted that pe
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Aug 2012
Sep 04, 2012
 
The Martha Rules: 10 Essentials for Achieving Success as You Start, Build, or Manage a Business
3.55
I first heard about her book from the popular lifestyle blog, A Beautiful Mess. Those ladies impress me with their creativity and business savvy. If t ...more
Jul 2013
Aug 15, 2013
 
Steve Jobs
4.09
If this book had to rely on the writing alone, I would have put it down after the first chapter. As it stands, Jobs is such an interesting person that ...more
Oct 2011
Nov 13, 2011
 
Making Ideas Happen: Overcoming the Obstacles Between Vision and Reality
3.88
Written founder of Behance, a company aimed at helping creative individuals become more productive. This book aims to share best-of practices. Despite ...more
Oct 2011
Nov 13, 2011
 
The Tell-Tale Brain: A Neuroscientist's Quest for What Makes Us Human
4.11
After seeing him speak on a TED talk, I was curious to read his latest book. He's made his complicated field accessible and overall I found it enterta ...more
Apr 26, 2011
Mar 31, 2011
 
Lonesome Dove
4.45
I'm not a fan of Western movies, have never seen the Lonesome Dove miniseries, and had no plans to ever read this book. Then I read a rave review from ...more
Feb 16, 2012
Feb 11, 2012
 
The Baby Chase: An Adventure in Fertility
3.59
Holly Finn recounts her own experience with in vitro in this short-book, long-essay from http://byliner.com

Regardless of what you'd do in her situatio
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Dec 2011
Dec 09, 2011
 
Thinking, Fast and Slow
4.02
Surprisingly digestible look at intuition and how it can mislead us. Some amazing insights.
Oct 2013
Oct 26, 2012
 
Birds of Paradise
3.32
The start was a bit slow, but once things got rolling, this novel was entrancing.

It's the tale of a well-off family which unravels after the gorgeous
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Jan 25, 2012
Feb 11, 2012
 
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet
4.01
This book of historical fiction didn't grab me right away, and I would have stopped reading if I hadn't heard such good things about Mitchell. Around ...more
Oct 2011
Nov 13, 2011
 
Annie Leibovitz at Work
4.04
Fantastic. Annie Leibovitz walks you through her career and explains her process and philosophy. I never knew she began at Rolling Stone and enjoyed h ...more
Dec 2014
Dec 08, 2014
 
Just Kids
4.12
Patti Smith's writing is gorgeous--simple, distilled, direct.

Patti weaves the tale of her beginnings as an artist with style and a solid dose of self
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Aug 31, 2012
Sep 02, 2012
 
Little Women (Little Women, #1)
4.01
I re-read this recently, along with "Little Wives" and I didn't enjoy it as much as I remembered. I was upset wit how the dreams of Jo and Amy especia ...more
Jun 2011
Apr 21, 2010
 
Three Cups of Deceit: How Greg Mortenson, Humanitarian Hero, Lost His Way
3.76
The title really says it all.

For anyone who has read Three Cups of Tea or Stones into Schools, this is a must-read. Reporter Jon Krakauer (writer of I
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Dec 2011
Dec 09, 2011
 
Freedom
3.70
I didn't expect this novel to live up to the hype. I was wrong. I absolutely loved it.

Franzen serves up a riveting ride through suburban and urban Ame
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Jan 2012
Feb 11, 2012
 
Het weekend van 7 dagen
4.00
An engaging read that gave me much to consider. I agree with Semler's point of view--to let people have a life, to give them freedom to choose their d ...more
Jan 31, 2011
Jan 30, 2011
 
Breaking Out of Beginner's Spanish
4.27
An excellent, must-read book for all English speakers who are learning Spanish.

The writing is concise, informative, and fun. Every chapter--from mann
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Jan 2011
Mar 31, 2011
 
Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar
4.27
The author of Wild wrote an anonymous advice column called "Dear Sugar" on therumpus.net for many years before finally revealing her identity around t ...more
Jul 2014
Dec 08, 2014
 
The Big Moo: Stop Trying to Be Perfect and Start Being Remarkable
3.76
All-over-the-place. It reminded me what I don't like about business books.

Also, highly annoying that he doesn't tell you who wrote what. Without that,
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Dec 2010
Dec 27, 2010
 
Life & Laughing: My Story
4.03
Hilarious. I had several laugh-out-loud moments reading this memoir from British comedian Michael McIntyre.

He tells his story of eventual success with
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Nov 30, 2011
Dec 03, 2011
 
Rework
3.92
This book came at the right time for me. I found it inspiring, and it made starting a business feel accessible.

It's organized into bite-sized articles
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Nov 2010
Dec 10, 2010
 
Bossypants
3.93
Tina fey's punchy, self-deprecating memoir made me laugh, that's for sure. But around the humor, she fits in some serious stories and advice, and I fo ...more
Jun 15, 2011
May 05, 2011
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