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The Greatest Salesman in the World
I read this book 25 years ago on a business trip to Chicago. Not beverage service, turbulence, nor a thunderstorm could get me to look up from it. I t ...more
Jul 10, 1986
Apr 01, 2011
Little Girl Blue: The Life of Karen Carpenter
Karen Carpenter was a star at age 22, a has-been at age 30, and gone at age 32. No book or movie, until Little Girl Blue, has come close to telling th ...more
Jun 11, 2012
May 30, 2012
A Season in Purgatory
This book, as we all know, is a fictionalized version of the Martha Moxley murder. The fictional location of Scarborough Hill, Conn., is really meant ...more
Jul 28, 2013
Jun 22, 2013
Like People in History
I was pulled in at the opening and I cried at the ending. My issue is with everything in between. The author has some wondeful passages, but then hits ...more
Aug 13, 2011
Jun 28, 2011
The Sermon on the Mount: The Key to Success in Life
While it is by no means official "recovery" literature, this books is a staple for many in Alcoholics Anonymous, especially the "old timers." Fox's wr ...more
Dec 16, 1988
May 21, 2012
The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse
Read it years ago and wanted to add to my list. A wonderful guide for those in need of healing and those who love and support a survivor. Full of firs ...more
Nov 15, 1989
Jun 18, 2011
Wild Mind: Living the Writer's Life
I had a group of writer friends years ago who met regularly to do these exercises. Was like spiritual food. Highly recommended for anyone living the c ...more
Jun 30, 1993
Apr 16, 2011
The Fault in Our Stars
The reviews on this book are all over the map. I see that those who hated the topic, the characters, the dialog, and plot, really hated all with a pas ...more
Jul 19, 2013
May 14, 2013
We Are Your Sons: The Legacy of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg
I met Robert Meeropol when he came to Ossining, N.Y., to speak at an anti-death penalty rally. Given that he lost both parents when he was only three, ...more
Jun 1994
Jun 22, 2011
Welcome to Sunday: An Introduction to Worship in the Episcopal Church
My spiritual director loaned me this book. It is a thin volume that takes a thorough approach to worship.

Even after 20 years, I am still puzzled about
May 14, 2015
Apr 30, 2015
The Battle for New York: The City at the Heart of the American Revolution
I was raised in Connecticut, but was thrilled when I could officially say that I was a New Yorker. Part of it is the history. Boston may have been the ...more
Feb 23, 2015
Jan 30, 2015
Thing of Beauty
Found this paperback in a store last month and bought it only because I had seen some bits and pieces of the HBO movie Gia and wanted to know more. I ...more
Mar 28, 2011
Mar 11, 2011
I, Tina
Tina Turner. She's simply the best. Better than all the rest.

That voice, those dance moves —will we ever see anyone like her again?

This book came to m
Dec 24, 2013
Aug 29, 2013
Practicing Peace in Times of War
Pema Chödrön wasn't always Pema Chödrön. She embraced Buddhism and her Buddhist name after living as a married woman and school teacher. When her husb ...more
Sep 02, 2014
Aug 31, 2014
The Brothers Bishop
Bart Yates gives us superb writing in The Brothers Bishop. Two gay brothers survive abusive childhoods in a small Connecticut town and then deal with ...more
May 25, 2014
May 13, 2014
Faith: Trusting Your Own Deepest Experience
Sharon Salzberg speaks simply and honestly about her faith journey in this book. Her early life was hard, which led her to seek meaning and wisdom, wh ...more
Aug 13, 2013
Jul 29, 2013
Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?
Not an easy read. Be warned. Very honest. Very raw. Well worth the time, though. Jeanette Winterson has written a number of well-regarded novels, but ...more
Apr 16, 2013
May 10, 2012
iMovie '11 Project Book
There is a newer version of iMovie, but I am helping a group that has this text. Still some useful pointers and processes here that apply to any versi ...more
Dec 16, 2014
Dec 16, 2014
Higher Ground: Ethics and Leadership in the Modern University
I wrote this as a staff editor for University Business, a magazine about higher education.

Nannerl O. Keohane is the rare leader who has had the opport
Jun 2006
Oct 29, 2012
The Bush Was Blazing But Not Consumed
Rev. Eric Law's ministry is multiculturalism. I learned about his work years ago through my spouse who was lucky enough to attend his Kaleidoscope pro ...more
Jan 29, 2015
Jan 27, 2015
More Tales of the City (Tales of the City, #2)
More from Maupin's wonderful series. Having come of age in the 1970s, I love all the references to pop and popular culture. Anita Bryant, here's to a ...more
Nov 21, 2012
Nov 22, 2012
Revolutionary Summer: The Birth of American Independence
I love the summer and the history of the American Revolution. So this is a perfect book for me. Well written. No need to protect you from spoilers —yo ...more
Aug 07, 2013
Aug 04, 2013
Life at Death
I attended the University of Connecticut when Kenneth Ring was a young professor doing research on near death experiences. A later interview with him ...more
Mar 1987
Jan 04, 2012
Giovanni's Room
Lovely, beautiful writing about dark secrets and deep shame. For most gay people of the previous generation, being openly gay and having a partner was ...more
Jan 24, 2015
Jan 17, 2015
A Room of One's Own
As a woman writer and a feminist I know I should have read this book long ago. I have read one other novel by Virginia Woolf —Orlando. Her writing sty ...more
Sep 14, 2014
Sep 06, 2014
This is the second novel I have read by Marilynne Robinson. I plan to read more because I am in awe of her command of language and literary craft. Thi ...more
Aug 08, 2015
Jul 30, 2015
Stories I Only Tell My Friends
There are three elements that made this book a must-read for me: a spiritual story of recovery; the juicy details about Hollywood in the late '70s and ...more
Apr 23, 2012
Apr 22, 2012
Are You My Mother?
Loved it. Liked Fun Home better, but I thought this was well worth the read. The most complex family relationship can be the one between mother and da ...more
Aug 18, 2014
May 10, 2012
Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation
This is a book I have been meaning to read for the past decade. My brother John, a successful book dealer, had it in his inventory. He graciously gave ...more
Mar 21, 2014
Mar 07, 2014
The Sun at Midnight: A Memoir of the Dark Night
This is the true story of a spiritual seeker who is rejected by his guru for being gay. In this case the seeker was renown author Andrew Harvey and th ...more
Mar 04, 2014
Feb 20, 2014
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