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Jesus Land
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
She's Come Undone
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
Asshole No More; The Original Self-Help Guide for Recovering Assholes and Their Victims
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
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
The Friday Night Knitting Club (Friday Night Knitting Club, #1)
"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
Debunking 9/11 Debunking: An Answer to Popular Mechanics & Other Defenders of the Official Conspiracy Theory
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
House of Bush, House of Saud: The Secret Relationship Between the World's Two Most Powerful Dynasties
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
Isle of Dogs (Andy Brazil, #3)
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
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
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
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: A No-Nonsense, Tough-Love Guide for Savvy Girls Who Want to Stop Eating Crap and Start Looking Fabulous!
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
Our Daily Meds: How the Pharmaceutical Companies Transformed Themselves Into Slick Marketing Machines and Hooked the Nation on Prescription Drugs
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
I had very mixed feelings about this book. Sometimes the author was funny and insightful, other times she was absurdly neurotic and self-absorbed.
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Apr 14, 2009
Mar 28, 2009
Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
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
I Have Chosen to Stay and Fight
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
Holidays on Ice
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
Love's Executioner and Other Tales of Psychotherapy
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
Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith
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
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
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
The Glass Castle
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
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
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
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures
I think this is a must-read for anyone who works in the medical field or in social services. What makes the book so excellent is that it provides such ...more
Jun 26, 2006
Jun 18, 2008
Midnight's Children
I read this book in a college English class called Global Issues in literature. It's not a book I ever would have read on my own, but I'm glad it was ...more
Mar 25, 1999
Jun 22, 2008
On Death and Dying
Not what you'd call a page-turner by any means - it took me a long time to get through this book, but it was worth reading. The author was very courag ...more
Jun 20, 2004
Jun 18, 2008
There's a Hair in My Dirt!: A Worm's Story
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
Hot Stuff to Help Kids Chill Out: The Anger Management Book
I had serious problems with this book. It basically tells children - "life is unfair - just get over it." Which is all well and good when we're talkin ...more
Sep 15, 2008
Nov 05, 2008
Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper - Case Closed
It looks like a lot of people on this site hated this book, and some of the criticism was justified. After all, a person has to have an incredibly str ...more
Dec 26, 2005
Jun 17, 2008
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