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My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands
3.78
As if I needed more help feeling like a nun.

Wow! Chelsea takes a no-holds barred look back at her sex-capades. There is something in this book to make...more
Jun 10, 2008
Jun 10, 2008
 
Sunk Without a Sound : The Tragic Colorado River Honeymoon of Glen and Bessie Hyde
3.70
The first half of this book was so suspenseful! And I knew the end! There's something about being alone out in the wild that I kind of find terrifying...more
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Feb 23, 2010
 
The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry: Love, Laughter, and Tears at the World's Most Famous Cooking School
3.62
This was a surprising book for me. It was given to me as a gift by a friend; I'm not sure I would have picked it for myself, but I enjoyed it very muc...more
Sep 27, 2008
Sep 27, 2008
 
Gene Kelly: A Life of Dance and Dreams
3.46
Having always been more of an Astaire fan who appreciated Gene Kelly but never really revered him, this book only cemented my opinions. Before reading...more
Aug 28, 2008
Jul 28, 2008
 
Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life
3.85
In the late seventies, when I was in middle school, someone gave me Steve Martin's comedy albums on 8-track tape. While wildly inappropriate for a pre...more
Sep 07, 2008
Sep 06, 2008
 
Cherry
3.68
Mary Karr writes like a poet, probably because she is one. This book is beautifully written, with images and metaphors and feelings that take you inst...more
Sep 21, 2008
Sep 04, 2008
 
The Monster of Florence
3.68
The first half of this book is chilling true-crime. It's a fine primer to the crimes of the Monster of Florence. Much like Zodiac, the whole frustrati...more
Jun 15, 2008
Jun 15, 2008
 
Savage Grace: The True Story Of A Doomed Family
3.46
I'm having a non-fiction moment and I picked this up at Barnes & Noble.

The story of the family that gave the world Bakelite is disturbing on lots...more
Jul 04, 2008
Jul 08, 2008
 
The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl
4.04
This is a well-written and engaging look at the high plains during the Dust Bowl. One of the most interesting things I learned from this book was that...more
Jul 14, 2008
Jul 15, 2008
 
The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town
3.76
This book is scary. Really scary. To think that the loosest circumstantial evidence can put someone on death row makes my blood run cold.

Of course, Gr...more
Aug 23, 2008
Aug 25, 2008
 
The Wives of Henry VIII
4.14
I loved this non-fiction look at the wives of Henry VIII. This is the kind of non-fiction writing that really makes the historical figures come alive...more
Jan 1994
Feb 03, 2008
 
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America
3.96
This is such a compelling read. It's a great glimpse into a fast-paced time in American history when people were driven to keep moving boundaries.
Jan 2006
Sep 20, 2007
 
In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex
4.18
I love this type of non-fiction when you might encounter someone sucking on the knuckle bones of a former shipmate.
Jan 2003
Sep 20, 2007
 
English as a Second Fucking Language: How to Swear Effectively, Explained in Detail With Numerous Examples Taken from Everyday Life
3.74
Funny in places, but not nearly as funny as I wanted it to be. At least it was over pretty quickly.
Feb 27, 2010
Sep 30, 2007
 
Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
4.32
I love stories of survival. I really love them when they are well-written.
Jun 2006
Sep 21, 2007
 
Let Us Now Praise Famous Men
4.16
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Sep 29, 2007
 
Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster
4.04
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Sep 25, 2007
 
The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea
4.02
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Sep 25, 2007
 
The Burning of Bridget Cleary
3.39
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Sep 23, 2007
 
They Call Me Naughty Lola: Personal Ads from the London Review of Books
3.78
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Sep 23, 2007
 
Into the Wild
3.89
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Sep 25, 2007
 
In Cold Blood
4.01
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Sep 21, 2007
 
The Black Dahlia (L.A. Quartet, #1)
3.69
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Sep 21, 2007
 
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
3.85
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Sep 20, 2007
 
Paddy's Lament, Ireland 1846-1847: Prelude to Hatred
4.08
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Sep 20, 2007
 
Man's Search for Meaning
4.32
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Jul 25, 2013
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