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The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil
This book started off really strong, but slowly became repetitious and depressing. Then it ended strong again. Definitely worth a skim. I eagerly read ...more
Apr 08, 2012
Mar 19, 2012
Mother Knows Best: The Natural Way to Train Your Dog
This a truly excellent dog training book. I am reading and re-reading it as I attempt to train my own little ball of fur and teeth. Carol Benjamin's t ...more
Feb 18, 2013
Feb 18, 2013
In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto
Smug, affluent, food-preachery.
Aug 06, 2014
Sep 20, 2011
No Impact Man
I loved this book. The "year in the life" books really tend to make me feel all happy inside for some reason. Even though this one made me cry over th ...more
Apr 03, 2012
Mar 20, 2012
I Have Chosen to Stay and Fight
Ugh! This book was disappointingly terrible. Cho whinges on and on about her frustration and anger at the unjust world. I am a liberal lesbian feminis ...more
Oct 2012
Oct 09, 2012
Letter to My Daughter
Really really beautiful and inspiring. I want to own this book so that I can reference it for some of my therapy groups. Also, many of my favorite qou ...more
Apr 03, 2012
Mar 31, 2012
The Dangerous Old Woman
Well I liked it and I didn't like it. Dr. Estes shares some beautiful and life affirming insights. I think I would have enjoyed this book more had I r ...more
Oct 03, 2012
Oct 09, 2012
A Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants: Eastern and Central North America
I decided to put this excellent field guide on my "read" list because I have been reading a lot of this book for years and I am sure I will continue t ...more
Aug 07, 2012
Aug 02, 2012
The Seven-Day Scholar: The Civil War: Exploring History One Week at a Time

Really enjoyed this great overview of the civil war. I have a much greater understanding of the fascinating history of our country. I particularly lo
Nov 13, 2012
Nov 03, 2012
Drinking: A Love Story
This was a really excellent book. It was painful to read at times, but also inspiring and very hopeful. I feel that I learned a lot about alcoholism, ...more
Nov 23, 2011
Nov 16, 2011
Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat: Why It's So Hard to Think Straight About Animals
A fun, fluffy nonfiction romp. Some Nice factoids but a lot of poorly supported statements. I was especially annoyed by The section in which the autho ...more
Jan 03, 2013
Dec 11, 2012
One Year to an Organized Life: From Your Closets to Your Finances, the Week-by-Week Guide to Getting Completely Organized for Good
I really liked this book. It is a book that needs to be owned, not borrowed from the library like mine was. I kept renewing it and the librarians woul ...more
Dec 2013
Dec 07, 2013
Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex
Funny moments and interesting facts were not enough to outweigh the boredom that inevitably sets in upon reading about the array of treatments for pen ...more
Aug 06, 2013
Jul 25, 2013
American Rose: A Nation Laid Bare: The Life and Times of Gypsy Rose Lee
Thoroughly enjoyed this one. It satisfied my need for history, bit it was primarily a really engaging story about people; crazy, famous, twisted and d ...more
Mar 08, 2014
Mar 08, 2014
Drop Dead Healthy: One Man's Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection
I love A.J. Jacobs. This book was laugh aloud funny throughout and Jacobs was a good reader. I learned a few things but not as much as I would have li ...more
Jan 28, 2013
Feb 05, 2013
Tom Brown's Field Guide to Wilderness Survival
Fun and informative. I am glad I own this so that I can read and reread it over and over. I should like to memorize many sections.
Apr 13, 2013
May 22, 2013
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America
I was required to read this book for a college honors course at which time I did not read it. Reading it now, I was fascinated. It was engrossing and ...more
Sep 26, 2013
Dec 21, 2011
The Power Of Less: The Fine Art of Limiting Yourself to the Essential
Inspiring. At times, boooooring, oversimplified, and repetitious. enjoy the author's blog more than I enjoyed this book.
Feb 11, 2013
Feb 05, 2013
My Life in France
I just loved this delightful memoir. A nice dose of anti-depressant in book form.
Aug 17, 2013
Aug 15, 2013
It's All Too Much: An Easy Plan for Living a Richer Life with Less Stuff
The content of this book could be contained in a pamphlet. Sure, there are some helpful hints here, but this must have been just a ploy to make some m ...more
Oct 2013
Sep 20, 2013
Strength in What Remains: A Journey of Remembrance and Forgiveness
An amazing and well written story of resilience.
Jun 06, 2013
May 27, 2013
Tori Amos: Piece by Piece

I love tori and I was pleased with this book. It was a meandering ramble through the grand and mythical mind of one of the great musicians of our tim
Aug 19, 2012
Jun 28, 2012
Integrative Nutrition: Feed Your Hunger for Health and Happiness
I downloaded this free e book. Filled with dubious information which is presented as fact and supported by nothing but opinion and anecdote. The more ...more
Aug 22, 2013
Nov 27, 2012
After visiting Walden this weekend, I really want to attempt to read this now.
Mar 31, 2013
May 21, 2012
Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain
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Sep 20, 2011
Foraging New England: Finding, Identifying, and Preparing Edible Wild Foods and Medicinal Plants from Maine to Connecticut
not set
Aug 02, 2012
The Year of Living Dangerously
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Mar 23, 2012
The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous & Broke
not set
Aug 03, 2012
Fire and Rain: The Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, James Taylor, CSNY, and the Lost Story of 1970
Sep 17, 2012
Sep 18, 2012
The Girl's Guide to Starting Your Own Business: Candid Advice, Frank Talk, and True Stories for the Successful Entrepreneur
not set
Mar 13, 2012
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