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Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
4.21
I have a stack of select books that are always on my nightstand. This is one of them. It is my favorite book about writing.

When I was mired in my hono
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Sep 09, 2008
 
The Last Lecture
4.23
I might have avoided this book. Somewhere along the line, I stopped being as interested in reading reflections on how to live life. I used to be a CHI ...more
Nov 28, 2009
Nov 28, 2009
 
Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith
3.96
Still thinking about this one...and probably for awhile. One thing I know that I appreciate about Jon Krakauer is, while he writes non-fiction, he has ...more
Sep 03, 2010
Mar 15, 2010
 
Don't Know Much About Geography: Everything You Need to Know About the World but Never Learned
3.55
Studying up for Jeopardy - exactly what I needed!
Sep 09, 2012
Sep 16, 2012
 
Flapper: A Madcap Story of Sex, Style, Celebrity, and the Women Who Made America Modern
3.82
What a great piece of well-researched, engaging non-fiction!

Zeitz skillfully bolsters his graceful story arcs of famous 1920s figures (the Fitzgeralds
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Nov 11, 2008
Nov 14, 2008
 
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America
3.97
I wish could see the 1893 World's Fair -- though Erik Larson has made me feel as though I've been there. Then again -- would I have been one of those ...more
Feb 16, 2010
Nov 22, 2009
 
American Lightning: Terror, Mystery, the Birth of Hollywood & the Crime of the Century
3.48
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Jun 30, 2012
Jun 23, 2012
 
Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith
4.15
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Apr 07, 2011
Aug 16, 2011
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