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Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ
3.96
When I first read this book in 1995--the year it was published--it was required reading for my job in human resources consulting, and I found it amazi ...more
Sep 18, 2010
Sep 12, 2010
 
The Narcissism Epidemic: Living in the Age of Entitlement
3.70
Until the very last chapter, which provided some rather useful guidelines for keeping narcissism away from your life, what I liked best about this boo ...more
Feb 11, 2011
Feb 04, 2011
 
The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine
4.20
This fascinating book takes on the daunting task of explaining what went wrong in the subprime mortgage market that led to the biggest economic crisis ...more
Jan 23, 2011
Dec 29, 2010
 
Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea
4.41
The "Nothing to Envy" in the title refers to a North Korean propaganda sign about North Koreans having nothing to envy in the outside world, but the o ...more
Dec 15, 2010
Dec 07, 2010
 
How to Be President
3.64
Fun, quick read simply crammed with details about everyday life in the White House, everything from who does the President's laundry (White House laun ...more
Aug 12, 2011
Aug 11, 2011
 
Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void
3.92
This book was so much fun to read, and had me madly giggling under the covers at 2AM on more than one occasion, as Mary Roach explores all the things ...more
Dec 2010
Nov 15, 2010
 
The Hidden Life of Deer
3.35
The author, who lives a short distance from me in New Hampshire, started out with a bird feeder by her back door. Then she noticed wild turkeys on her ...more
Jul 31, 2012
Jun 10, 2011
 
Food Rules: An Eater's Manual
3.98
Some truly great advice here, if you didn't already know it. But there were two things I wasn't completely in love with:

1. Is this supposed to be “In
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Jan 12, 2011
Nov 09, 2010
 
Don't Bite Your Tongue: How to Foster Rewarding Relationships with your Adult Children
3.57
One big problem I had with this book was that nowhere does the author address how to go on when parents have really dropped the ball; in Dr. Nemoff’s ...more
Apr 24, 2011
Mar 24, 2011
 
Panic in Level 4: Cannibals, Killer Viruses, and Other Journeys to the Edge of Science
3.72
Panic in Level 4 is a collection of expanded and updated articles author Richard Preston wrote for The New Yorker on a seriously diverse group of topi ...more
Jul 13, 2011
Sep 02, 2010
 
The Wilder Life: My Adventures in the Lost World of Little House on the Prairie
3.46
Oh my goodness this was fun to read. And I think that’s partly because I liked the author so much. We’re ‘of an age’, as they used to say: we both wer ...more
Feb 02, 2012
Jan 22, 2012
 
A Life's Work: On Becoming a Mother
3.57
This was all right, but it pales somewhat next to the astonishing depth of Susan Maushart's "The Mask of Motherhood". I had read a quote from Ms. Cusk ...more
Jan 10, 2011
Jan 05, 2011
 
Sickened: The Memoir of a Munchausen by Proxy Childhood
3.70
Whoah. Excellent book, but probably one of the most depressing things I've ever read. What the mother did to her own kids, and dozens of foster kids i ...more
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Jan 19, 2011
 
Dark Age Ahead
3.54
Dry as a bone and very academic, the author proposes parallels between our current society and what happened after the fall of Rome. Boy, are we in tr ...more
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Jan 19, 2011
 
The Time Bind: When Work Becomes Home and Home Becomes Work
3.72
Read in 2002.
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May 26, 2012
 
The Demon in the Freezer
4.09
Covers smallpox and anthrax in the same stomach-churning style as he did in "The Hot Zone". Fascinating, but very gross. Don't make my mistake and rea ...more
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Jan 29, 2011
 
A Nation of Wimps: The High Cost of Invasive Parenting
3.56
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May 12, 2013
May 03, 2013
 
The Middle Mind: Why Consumer Culture is Turning Us Into the Living Dead
3.36
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Dec 28, 2010
 
Cheap: The High Cost of Discount Culture
3.66
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Dec 28, 2010
 
An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It
3.74
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Jan 16, 2011
 
Women in England, 1760-1914: A Social History
3.96
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Jan 16, 2011
 
One Perfect Day: The Selling of the American Wedding
3.51
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Jan 16, 2011
 
The Heartless Stone: A Journey Through the World of Diamonds, Deceit, and Desire
3.92
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Jan 16, 2011
 
On Blondes
3.38
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Jan 16, 2011
 
Twentieth-Century Sprawl: Highways and the Reshaping of the American Landscape
3.25
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Dec 28, 2010
 
Fortissimo: Backstage at the Opera with Sacred Monsters and Young Singers
3.78
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Dec 28, 2010
 
Survival of the Sickest: A Medical Maverick Discovers Why We Need Disease
4.13
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Dec 28, 2010
 
Sweets: A History of Candy
3.29
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Dec 28, 2010
 
Righteous: Dispatches from the Evangelical Youth Movement
3.60
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Mar 02, 2011
 
Choosing Civility: The Twenty-five Rules of Considerate Conduct
3.74
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Mar 02, 2011
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