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Unaccountable: What Hospitals Won't Tell You and How Transparency Can Revolutionize Health Care
4.19
On hearing that 20% or more of patients encounter complications caused by their medical treatment or hospital stay, one might wonder how individual ho ...more
Oct 05, 2013
Oct 02, 2013
 
The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom
4.11
Balancing the best of both worlds--philosophical yet practical, and entertaining to boot!--in The Happiness Hypothesis, Jonathan Haidt blends discussi ...more
Dec 18, 2011
Dec 22, 2011
 
The Influencing Machine: Brooke Gladstone on the Media
3.85
Gladstone and Neufeld do an admirable job of communicating the history and trajectory of the news machine as we know it, in a very accessible format. ...more
Nov 14, 2012
Nov 19, 2012
 
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
4.02
I enjoy pop psychology and nonfiction as much as the next person, but I also recognize its flaws--often a bit repetitive, sometimes sweeping nuances u ...more
Jul 05, 2013
Nov 01, 2011
 
How to Be a Woman
3.72
Funny, irreverent, occasionally compelling, with every once in a while a descriptive passage that really has something to it (I guess mostly when it c ...more
Jan 09, 2013
Jan 14, 2013
 
The Captive Mind
4.22
While I wish there had been more context given for the material (maybe when the book was written dialectical materialism and the time frame of Poland' ...more
Nov 05, 2012
Nov 05, 2012
 
Voluntary Madness: My Year Lost and Found in the Loony Bin
3.36
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It's saying something that this book, in which Vincent has herself admitted to several different psychiatric centers for both tre
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Jan 27, 2009
Jan 05, 2012
 
Freaks and Fire: The Underground Reinvention of Circus
3.92
Often books on intriguing and little-known subcultures are disappointingly poorly written; not so with this fascinating portrait of several circuses ( ...more
Dec 2009
Aug 03, 2011
 
Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us
3.95
I'll admit, grocery stores nauseated me a bit for a few weeks after reading this. Solid research and an important read--does a good job of narrating t ...more
May 22, 2013
May 15, 2013
 
Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters: The Frightening New Normalcy of Hating Your Body
3.77
Courtney Martin's dissection of the ways in which girls are taught to hate their bodies (and themselves) is chilling and informative. Some of the late ...more
Dec 22, 2010
Jul 10, 2011
 
Self-Made Man: One Woman's Journey Into Manhood and Back Again
3.27
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Feb 05, 2009
Jan 05, 2012
 
Some of My Best Friends Are Black: The Strange Story of Integration in America
3.85
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Oct 07, 2012
Oct 10, 2012
 
Watching the English: The Hidden Rules of English Behaviour
3.87
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Feb 29, 2008
Jan 04, 2012
 
Falling for Science: Objects in Mind
3.36
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Aug 25, 2011
Aug 25, 2011
 
Leisure: The Basis Of Culture
4.22
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Mar 23, 2010
Jun 11, 2010
 
Dreaming of a Mail-Order Husband: Russian-American Internet Romance
3.58
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Feb 2013
Feb 03, 2013
 
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America
3.58
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Feb 16, 2013
Feb 27, 2013
 
The Problem with Work: Feminism, Marxism, Antiwork Politics, and Postwork Imaginaries
4.08
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Apr 15, 2013
 
Metaphors We Live By
4.07
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Mar 26, 2010
Jun 11, 2010
 
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life
4.02
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Jun 11, 2010
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