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HHhH
4.03
I am addicted to reading about the history of WWII and I really wanted to like this book.
Binet's book however frustrated me. The constant insertion o
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Jul 03, 2012
Jul 03, 2012
 
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
3.92
It is noteable that this author chose the name "Strayed" for herself, because stray she certainly does in her life choices, emotions, and finally solo ...more
Mar 31, 2012
Mar 31, 2012
 
People Who Eat Darkness: The Fate of Lucie Blackman
3.73
This is a gripping, fascinating and thoroughly researched book. It covers the facts surrounding the disappearance of Lucie Blackman a twenty one-year- ...more
Jul 13, 2012
Jul 13, 2012
 
Brooklyn Zoo: The Education of a Psychotherapist
3.08
I wish someone had helped this author put off writing this book until she got some more experience and insight. I feel like someone should have protec ...more
Sep 06, 2012
Sep 06, 2012
 
The Heir Apparent: A Life of Edward VII, the Playboy Prince
3.91
This is such a good book! Who knew that Queen Victoria had palace "newspapers cut into squares for use a lavatory paper!" By now I think we all expect ...more
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Jan 05, 2014
 
I Hate Everyone... Starting with Me
3.25
“I Hate Everyone Starting With Me, is a “hoot-n-holler,” rollicking-good-read, from the irrepressible Joan Rivers. I had tired of Ms Rivers of late, t ...more
Jun 2012
Jul 05, 2012
 
The Orchardist
3.74
This is a beautifully written book, an incandesant lamentation and exultation of the loneliness and deep contentment of solitude. The author tells us, ...more
Aug 26, 2012
Aug 26, 2012
 
Killer (Alex Delaware, #29)
3.87
Kellerman's more recent books have been disappointing, but his current effort lives up to the very best of his impressive earlier novels. An engrossin ...more
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Feb 19, 2014
 
The Duke of Deception
3.92
The four best memoirs I have ever read, and I have read too many, are Frank McCort’s, Angela’s Ashes, “Tobias Wolff’s, “This Boy’s Life,” Geoffrey Wol ...more
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Oct 26, 2012
 
Saving Fish from Drowning
3.39
I read this book a long time ago and should have written this review a long time ago.
What a wonder this book is!
Having read all of Amy Tan’s books,
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Jul 26, 2012
 
To Heaven and Back: The True Story of a Doctor's Extraordinary Walk with God
3.82
I think that Mary Neal’s book is important for people to read. Her incredible experience gives us hope regarding the purpose of our lives and the mean ...more
Jun 12, 2012
Jun 14, 2012
 
Covered Wagon Women: Diaries and Letters from the Western Trails, 1840-1849 (Covered Wagon Women, #1)
4.01
“Covered Wagon Women” is a fascinating non-fiction account of fourteen pioneer women traveling west in the 1840’s. The book was edited and compiled by ...more
Jan 2012
Oct 07, 2012
 
The Secret Rooms: A True Gothic Mystery
3.44
How this author accomplished this tour de force tome is beyond me. The prodigous and brilliant research that went into this book is astounding. Tiny l ...more
Jan 2014
Jan 19, 2014
 
What Happens When We Die
3.44
Sam Parnia is interesting.
What this man has accomplished is unusual.
While he was still in the early years of his medical training he was asking the
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Jun 14, 2012
 
Michael Douglas: A Biography
3.20
This is not a consequential read of course. It’s the kind of book I like to read in the airport, when flying, or waiting in the dentist's office. It’s ...more
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Nov 10, 2012
 
The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness
4.16

Elyn Saks is a remarkable and impressive person. She is a law professor At USC who has schizophrenia and is an advocate for the rights of involuntaril
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Jul 28, 2011
 
Gone Girl
3.96
Gone Girl Review

Gillian Flynn is a very good, psychologically insightful writer, and “Gone Girl” is an entertaining summer read, good with lemonade, o
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Aug 11, 2012
Aug 11, 2012
 
Steve Jobs
4.11
This is a thoroughly researched and interesting book that provides an in-depth answer to the question, who is Steve Jobs really, separate from the hyp ...more
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Apr 01, 2012
 
Making Toast
3.60
This was a moving book about love, loss, and family. Most of all about love and a remarkable family. Rosenblatt's daughter died suddenly leaving behin ...more
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Apr 01, 2012
 
The Memory Chalet
4.11
Such a haunting and beautiful book by such a brilliant man.

While dying of ALS Judt envisions heaven as a train on which he rides continuously through
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Jan 2008
Sep 23, 2012
 
This Boy's Life
3.99
The four best memoirs I have ever read, and I have read too many, are Frank McCort’s, Angela’s Ashes, “Tobias Wolff’s, “This Boy’s Life,” Geoffrey Wol ...more
not set
Oct 26, 2012
 
Dropped Names: Famous Men and Women As I Knew Them
3.51
This is the kind of book you read when you want your brain to veg a bit with some really useless gossip.
Like when you are in the dentists office or in
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Jun 2012
Jul 03, 2012
 
Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope
4.09
I was suprised by this book. I expected the usual sugar-coated we went through hell, but all is rosy, sort of, book.

It was not such. It was a brave,
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Dec 2011
Dec 19, 2011
 
The Cure for Anything Is Salt Water: How I Threw My Life Overboard and Found Happiness at Sea
3.18


I confess to having a weakness for non-fiction books about women who check out of their “normal” hum- drum lives, do interesting things, preferably o
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Sep 04, 2012
Sep 04, 2012
 
The Lives They Left Behind: Suitcases from a State Hospital Attic
3.67
“The Lives They Left Behind: Suitcases From a State Hospital Attic.” Darby Penny, Peter Stastny, Lisa Rinzler, Robert Whitaker.

When Willard State Hosp
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Dec 12, 2012
 
In the Sanctuary of Outcasts
3.73
Neil White was a supremely successful southern business man, first a reporter, than a publisher, with a beautiful wife, lovely children, gorgeous home ...more
not set
Dec 12, 2012
 
Actors Anonymous
2.48
It is hard to imagine this book ever being published if the author wasn't a famous actor.
That also appears to be the focus and theme of this "tome-et
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Oct 30, 2013
Nov 05, 2013
 
Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman
3.92
This was an excellent, riveting, read.
Catherine was a fascinating woman who came to Russia from Prussia when she was fourteen to marry the perverse f
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Jun 10, 2012
Jun 14, 2012
 
In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin
3.76
“In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin,” by Eric Larsen

Eric Larsen is a meticulous researcher and writer. H
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Dec 28, 2012
 
The Snow Child
3.92
This prose in this book is as feathery, fragile, and ethereal as snow.

I read it during a recent heat wave, temps in the 100’s, yet I felt chilled. Re
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Aug 14, 2012
Aug 13, 2012
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