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She's Come Undone
3.84
really liked it
I'm amazed by how many people hated this book. I had mixed feelings about it. Yes, the characters and situations were godawful, and at times it was mo ...more
Sep 24, 2003
Apr 25, 2008
 
Jesus Land
3.96
really liked it
Many people on this forum say it was hard or impossible to believe that all of these things could have happened to one person. But I have no trouble b ...more
Nov 24, 2007
Apr 24, 2008
 
Asshole No More; The Original Self-Help Guide for Recovering Assholes and Their Victims
3.16
did not like it
Truly dreadful book. There was a reason there were no reviews on the book - probably no critic had anything positive to say about it. It was a mildly ...more
Dec 2007
Jun 18, 2008
 
"What's Happening to Me?" A Guide to Puberty
4.14
really liked it
This was a great book - the illustrations were hilarious. I read this book as an awkward preteen who was embarrassed about everything, but the humor o ...more
May 25, 1990
Jun 09, 2008
 
Trouble
3.41
did not like it
I was very disappointed in this book. I love the books by his parents Jonathan and Faye Kellerman, and I enjoyed Jesse's other novel Sunstroke. That o ...more
not set
Apr 24, 2008
 
House of Bush, House of Saud: The Secret Relationship Between the World's Two Most Powerful Dynasties
3.85
really liked it
It's amazing how little of this information the average American knows. Before reading this book, I didn't know a lot of this information either. For ...more
Mar 22, 2007
Apr 26, 2008
 
Debunking 9/11 Debunking: An Answer to Popular Mechanics & Other Defenders of the Official Conspiracy Theory
4.06
it was amazing
I really appreciated this book - it was a meticulously researched, well-reasoned critique of the government's official story. This book put into words ...more
Jun 23, 2007
Apr 24, 2008
 
I Have Chosen to Stay and Fight
3.39
liked it
This book was pretty hit-or-miss. Even though I am also an ultraliberal, I was annoyed how intolerant Cho is of people with different views. She also ...more
Aug 22, 2008
Jan 11, 2009
 
The Friday Night Knitting Club (Friday Night Knitting Club, #1)
3.41
it was ok
"Now that I learned about this foreshadowing thing, I'm going to use it in all my stories!" That was the title of a story about John Grisham on the sa ...more
Nov 22, 2008
Nov 22, 2008
 
The Alchemy of Illness
4.33
really liked it
Beautifully written and very thought-provoking. This book offers a whole new way to look at illness and health, and reading it can result in a real pa ...more
Oct 21, 2009
Oct 26, 2009
 
The Dr. Drew and Adam Book: A Survival Guide To Life and Love
3.57
liked it
I read this book years ago, in college - it was ridiculous in parts, but informative and entertaining in general. I don't know if I'd enjoy it now tho ...more
Jan 29, 2000
Jun 10, 2008
 
What's the Matter with Kansas? How Conservatives Won the Heart of America
3.84
really liked it
This book offered a very eloquent and well-reasoned explanation the ironies of American politics. The Republicans have sold a big package of lies to t ...more
Aug 24, 2005
Apr 25, 2008
 
Isle of Dogs (Andy Brazil, #3)
3.08
it was ok
I agree with many of the reviewers that this was Cornwell's worst book I've read, though I would fall short of calling it horrible. But it was ridicul ...more
Aug 23, 2006
Jun 17, 2008
 
Savage Spawn: Reflections on Violent Children
3.53
liked it
Interesting and thought provoking, but somewhat unsatisfying. I do, unfortunately, agree that some people are truly evil from a very early age, and ca ...more
Feb 10, 2009
Feb 16, 2009
 
Food and Healing: How What You Eat Determines Your Health, Your Well-Being, and the Quality of Your Life
4.19
really liked it
This book was very helpful. The author is right, it is absurd that mainstream medicine pays so little attention to the link between diet and health. A ...more
Nov 21, 2009
Jan 03, 2010
 
The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted And the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss, And Long-term Health
4.21
really liked it
This book was quite an eye-opener. The author makes a very convincing case for making drastic dietary changes. It's a shame that his research has been ...more
Jul 29, 2009
Sep 05, 2009
 
Skinny Bitch
3.34
it was ok
This book was slightly less horrible than I expected from the obnoxious title. I only read it out of morbid curiosity - and it was certainly a quick r ...more
Dec 23, 2008
Jan 11, 2009
 
Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot and Other Observations
3.92
liked it
this was an entertaining book and Franken did really put hypocritical, sanctimonious jerks like Rush in their place. But he also took some cheap shots ...more
Aug 25, 1998
Apr 26, 2008
 
Our Daily Meds: How the Pharmaceutical Companies Transformed Themselves Into Slick Marketing Machines and Hooked the Nation on Prescription Drugs
4.08
really liked it
This book was really shocking and horrifying, but every American should read it. I was shocked by how unsafe and ineffective medications can be and st ...more
Sep 2008
Nov 29, 2008
 
Eat, Pray, Love
3.50
liked it
I had very mixed feelings about this book. Sometimes the author was funny and insightful, other times she was absurdly neurotic and self-absorbed.
I d
...more
Apr 14, 2009
Mar 28, 2009
 
Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
3.75
really liked it
I read this one years ago, but it was memorable because it was cleverly written. As some people have pointed out, it was not written with bitterness, ...more
Mar 24, 1998
Jan 31, 2009
 
Holidays on Ice
3.95
liked it
All of the stories started out promising, but the second and last stories both took really disturbing turns and stopped being funny really fast. If it ...more
Dec 23, 2008
Feb 16, 2009
 
There's a Hair in My Dirt!: A Worm's Story
4.09
really liked it
A little-known gem of a book by Far Side cartoonist Gary Larson. It begins with a family of worms eating dirt for dinner, as always, and the child wor ...more
Jun 06, 2000
Jun 18, 2008
 
Middlesex
3.98
liked it
This book got very mixed reviews on this site, and I had very mixed feelings about it. I wish I could give it two and a half stars, actually. As a sto ...more
Jun 2008
Jun 10, 2008
 
The Bluest Eye
3.99
really liked it
This book was depressing as hell, but it was unfortunately a realistic depiction of some of the ugliest aspects of human nature. For example, Pecola's ...more
Aug 26, 1997
Jun 18, 2008
 
Under the Banner of Heaven
3.98
really liked it
This book was a real page-turner. I loved how he weaved the history of the Mormon church with the true crime story. The common thread was that from th ...more
Aug 27, 2004
Apr 24, 2008
 
Love's Executioner and Other Tales of Psychotherapy
4.18
liked it
I had very mixed feelings about this book. The stories were certainly fascinating, and part of me admires Yalom's candor in sharing his countertransfe ...more
Jun 04, 2006
Jun 18, 2008
 
The Glass Castle: A Memoir
4.23
really liked it
This book was shocking and fascinating. The author certainly writes like a journalist - she tells the story in a very matter-of-fact manner and lets t ...more
Nov 05, 2008
Nov 16, 2008
 
Rational Recovery: The New Cure for Substance Addiction
3.93
it was ok
Some of the criticisms of AA and other 12-step programs were valid - those programs are certainly not for everyone and should not be revered as the go ...more
Mar 24, 2007
Apr 24, 2008
 
When Bad Things Happen to Good People
4.02
really liked it
I am very, very glad I read this book. It has really helped me to accept why so many awful things happen in this world to so many people who don't des ...more
Jan 23, 2007
Apr 24, 2008
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