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Living Narrative: Creating Lives in Everyday Storytelling
3.71
A truly excellent book. Blending psychology, sociology, discourse analysis, and philosophy, Dr. Ochs provides a broad, rich look at narrative as the t ...more
Dec 24, 2013
Oct 15, 2012
 
Thinking In Chinese
3.00
Linguistically this short book is quite naive, apparently blissfully unaware of the Sapir-Whorf philosophy it is espousing, and the incredulous view t ...more
Jul 10, 2011
May 14, 2013
 
Thinking in Pictures: My Life with Autism
4.10
High rating not because it was a masterpiece overall -- I sped-read the bulk of the book -- but it provides valuable insight into human nature. My gre ...more
Feb 17, 2012
Feb 14, 2012
 
Introduction to Rhetorical Theory
3.00
Although it contained a great deal of useful information, it somehow managed to present it in a rote and lifeless way. There is nothing really wrong w ...more
Jul 20, 2012
Jul 20, 2012
 
Mnemonology: Mnemonics For The 21st Century (Essays In Cognitive Psychology)
4.40
Finally a book on memory improvement that is more than just a pop-psych dollar-read! This book is approachable by the lay reader, but offers the rigor ...more
Aug 22, 2012
Aug 14, 2012
 
No Contest: The Case Against Competition
4.17
I'm giving it four stars not for the quality of writing -- I found the one-sided rhetoric tiresome by half way through -- but for the importance of th ...more
Nov 22, 2012
Oct 15, 2012
 
The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris
3.88
A book with great potential and many, many good messages but whose overall structure I found difficult to cope with. There is little narrative thread ...more
Nov 13, 2012
Nov 13, 2012
 
Zen in the Art of Rhetoric
3.29


Having read an earlier reader's brief criticism based on the egocentricity of the author, I began warily and indeed found that egocentric author in wh

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May 25, 2012
Feb 14, 2012
 
Discourse Analysis
3.51
An excellent overview of discourse analysis and the ways in which Discourse Analysis surveys all the most interesting components of language, includin ...more
Feb 20, 2013
Feb 20, 2013
 
Memory Made Easy (5173)
2.33
Some useful information and fairly pleasant. I finished it in about 45 minutes without feeling I missed much; but it was a useful refresher on basic m ...more
Aug 22, 2012
Aug 14, 2012
 
Practical Text Mining with Perl
4.17
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Feb 09, 2013
 
The Cambridge Introduction to Narrative
3.84
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Aug 22, 2012
Aug 14, 2012
 
The Art of Changing the Brain: Enriching the Practice of Teaching by Exploring the Biology of Learning
4.14
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Jun 18, 2012
 
The Art of War
3.93
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Mar 01, 2012
 
Dead Certainties: Unwarranted Speculations
3.55
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Nov 02, 2012
Nov 02, 2012
 
Tao of Jeet Kune Do
4.33
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Feb 17, 2012
 
Inventing Reality: Physics as Language
4.17
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Jul 10, 2012
Jun 28, 2012
 
Perl 6 Essentials
2.70
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Feb 09, 2013
 
What Is Mathematics?: An Elementary Approach to Ideas and Methods
4.27
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Feb 17, 2012
 
GNU EMACS Manual
3.93
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Mar 10, 2013
Feb 20, 2013
 
Narratology: Introduction to the Theory of Narrative
3.60
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May 22, 2012
Feb 14, 2012
 
Memory in Oral Traditions
3.86
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Feb 28, 2014
 
The Rhetoric of Fiction
4.01
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Apr 04, 2014
 
Bad English: A History of Linguistic Aggravation
3.60
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Oct 21, 2014
 
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
3.79
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Jan 13, 2015
 
Introduction to the Theory of Computation
4.16
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Jan 13, 2015
 
Life and Death in Shanghai
4.30
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Jan 13, 2015
 
Mao Zedong: A Life
3.43
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Jan 13, 2015
 
Communicating Effectively with the Chinese
4.00
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Jan 13, 2015
 
The Kingdom of Matthias: A Story of Sex and Salvation in 19th-Century America
3.72
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Jan 13, 2015
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