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The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil
3.91
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
3.92
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
4.05
Smug, affluent, food-preachery.
Aug 06, 2014
Sep 20, 2011
 
No Impact Man
3.71
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
3.38
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
4.04
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
4.42
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
4.26
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
3.85


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
...more
Nov 13, 2012
Nov 03, 2012
 
Drinking: A Love Story
4.01
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
3.81
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
3.47
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
3.81
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
3.41
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
3.74
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
4.18
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
3.58
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
3.78
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
4.14
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
3.82
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
4.00
An amazing and well written story of resilience.
Jun 06, 2013
May 27, 2013
 
Tori Amos: Piece by Piece
3.87


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
...more
Aug 19, 2012
Jun 28, 2012
 
Integrative Nutrition: Feed Your Hunger for Health and Happiness
4.19
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
 
Walden
3.78
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
3.81
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Sep 20, 2011
 
Foraging New England: Finding, Identifying, and Preparing Edible Wild Foods and Medicinal Plants from Maine to Connecticut
3.79
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Aug 02, 2012
 
The Year of Living Dangerously
3.80
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Mar 23, 2012
 
The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous & Broke
3.91
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Aug 03, 2012
 
Fire and Rain: The Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, James Taylor, CSNY, and the Lost Story of 1970
3.77
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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
3.53
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Mar 13, 2012
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