Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace ... One School at a Time
I had the honor of presenting the author, David Oliver Relin, at our library book group.

Greg Mortenson failed to climb K2, and while he headed back d
Oct 2007
Oct 29, 2007
The Next 100 Years: A Forecast for the 21st Century
I chose to read this book because someone asked people's opinion on an email list. I couldn't buy into it enough to finish it.

First, we are asked to a
Jun 27, 2009
Aug 27, 2009
Mindful Eating: A Guide to Rediscovering a Healthy and Joyful Relationship with Food--includes CD
I feel like I should like this book more because the author is a local and loved Zen teacher. I think the method of mindful eating is well-presented a ...more
Dec 27, 2009
Dec 26, 2009
Not Buying It: My Year Without Shopping
Early on, the author recognizes the need to seek out Freud: "[The fetish] becomes pathological when the longing for the fetish passes beyond the point ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 07, 2008
Health at Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight
I read this after reading "Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat." It made me like that other book less, because this one covered all found in the othe ...more
Dec 30, 2009
Dec 31, 2009
Taking Up Space
Pattie Thomas shares her personal journey recovering from treating fat as the enemy, and applies her understanding as a sociologist to her experience, ...more
Jul 29, 2008
Jul 30, 2008
Nobodies: Modern American Slave Labor and the Dark Side of the New Global Economy
Just the fact that this book exists means it needs some attention. I didn't finish just because I don't have the time for this...I don't need the deta ...more
Feb 18, 2009
Feb 18, 2009
Democracy in America
I read selections this time around, as I did years ago.

de Tocqueville toured and studied America not long after the French Revolution. He was hoping t
Sep 2008
Sep 18, 2008
No Time to Lose: A Timely Guide to the Way of the Bodhisattva
This is not an introductory book for someone new to Buddhism. It is an excellent book for someone who knows some basics about Buddhism, has picked up ...more
May 2008
Mar 05, 2008
Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat: How to Break Your Eat-Repent-Repeat Cycle
I didn't fully read, but skimmed this book. I saw enough to know I like what the author has to say. I found it problematic that the author did not app ...more
Dec 28, 2009
Dec 26, 2009
Homage to Catalonia
I did not want to read this book because it is about war. But hey, this is one of the reasons book groups are great...they persuade you to read books ...more
Oct 20, 2012
Oct 20, 2012
The Last True Story I'll Ever Tell: An Accidental Soldier's Account of the War in Iraq
This is as clear a case as has ever been made of how the business of war creates sociopaths, and how those human beings cope with the continuous survi ...more
Jan 2005
Feb 04, 2009
Blood on the Tracks: The Life and Times of S. Brian Willson
not set
Oct 29, 2011
Allergy and Asthma Relief
I often wonder if people who complain of constant colds are actually experiencing allergies and undiagnosed asthma. This book gives a thorough method ...more
Feb 2008
Feb 09, 2008
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
How lucky I am, to live where I do and not be touched personally by bloody inhuman war. How horrible that my country's selected President lied us into ...more
Feb 18, 2008
Feb 09, 2008
Girlbomb: A Halfway Homeless Memoir
A co-worker saw me with this book and warned me it could be triggering around drug issues...not an issue for me. What is it about super-smart girls an ...more
Mar 2008
Mar 05, 2008
I Sold My Soul on eBay: Viewing Faith through an Atheist's Eyes
At first he resisted the moniker, but as the media that picked up his story wouldn't let it go, Hemant finally embraced being known as the guy who sol ...more
Sep 2007
Oct 19, 2007
Find Me
Rosie talks about believing things happen for a reason, and how sometimes she just knows things. Other times, not as deep, but profound, she has sping ...more
Nov 2006
Jan 22, 2008
The Sutras of Abu Ghraib: Notes from a Conscientious Objector in Iraq
I met Aidan in 2005 when he was giving a lot of talks on why he was a Conscientious Objector. He must have been working on this book at the time. He w ...more
Nov 2007
Oct 29, 2007
Leaving Mother Lake: A Girlhood at the Edge of the World
Yang Erche Namu (Treasure Princess) cried a lot when she was a child. In a land where shamanism mixes with Buddhism, her mother was instructed to name ...more
Jan 2008
Dec 29, 2007
The Little Book of Atheist Spirituality
I read some, skimmed some of this book. In some ways it reads like an overview of philosophy through the history of the Western Canon, as one of the p ...more
Jul 21, 2008
Jul 22, 2008
Thought to Exist in the Wild: Awakening from the Nightmare of Zoos
After I expressed my fragmented feelings over visiting a small zoo on my vacation this fall, a co-worker recommended this book. Apparently I am not al ...more
Feb 09, 2008
Dec 29, 2007
Enso: Zen Circles of Enlightenment
The Buddhist name my Zen teacher gave me is Enji, which contains the same character as Enso, the word for this circle that symbolizes Zen for many, so ...more
Jun 26, 2008
Jul 10, 2008
Down the Rat Hole: Adventures Underground on the Burma Frontier
Edith Mirante has spent her life working in temporary jobs so she could spend much of her time traveling. Only she isn't just a world traveler, she he ...more
Jul 2008
Jul 09, 2008
Celebrity Detox
While her website often reads like stream of consciousness poetry, the book was written with the help of her friend Lauren Slater. The thoughts and o ...more
Dec 2007
Nov 26, 2007
The Bastard on the Couch: 27 Men Try Really Hard to Explain Their Feelings About Love, Loss, Fatherhood, and Freedom
The book was OK, but I ran out of time, and returned it to the library unfinished. It wasn't compelling enough for me to get it again. Many of the wri ...more
Feb 09, 2008
Jan 22, 2008
The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream
Obama reads this himself for the audio book. He sounds very much like a minister: kind, sincere, and with that declamatory cadence I recall from my ch ...more
Jul 08, 2008
May 04, 2008
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration
Who knows about the Great Migration? I didn't. This author follows three people who escaped the South and migrated North and West. One left in the 30s ...more
Mar 14, 2013
Dec 28, 2010
Three Cups of Tea: Young Reader's Edition
Don't have time to read the original version of "Three Cups of Tea"? I suggest you make the time. I believe it is the answer to the world's problems. ...more
Jun 27, 2009
Jun 29, 2009
My Montana: A History and Memoir, 1930-1950
I read this for a book is a good book for that kind of group in which people can bring their own experiences of the local history. There's ...more
Dec 15, 2008
Dec 16, 2008
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