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Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry Into the Value of Work
3.71
With each word of this book, I want to jump up and yell, "Huzzah!"
I found myself frequently laying the book down and staring out the window, contempl...more
Aug 18, 2009
Aug 17, 2009
 
Please Understand Me: Character and Temperament Types
4.09
The follow-up, Please Understand Me II, is the big seller, but this one is almost the same thing. I first read it in high school and still think in te...more
Jan 1997
Aug 17, 2009
 
Sex, Lies, and Handwriting: A Top Expert Reveals the Secrets Hidden in Your Handwriting
3.93
Sex, Lies, and Handwriting is like when you uncharacteristically grab a copy of Us Weekly and revel in the gossip and intrigue. ... But in a good way....more
Feb 07, 2011
Feb 08, 2011
 
Marry Him: The Case for Settling for Mr. Good Enough
3.62
Either I already knew everything Ms Gottlieb tried to tell me, or I'm pretty effing dense.
This book is for any woman who hasn't found Mr Right and be...more
May 03, 2010
May 03, 2010
 
The Temperament God Gave You: The Classic Key to Knowing Yourself, Getting Along with Others, and Growing Closer to the Lord
4.15
The cover design doesn't make you want to read it, but if you are Christian and interested in why you are the way you are, definitely give it a read....more
Jun 2008
Aug 17, 2009
 
The Geography of Nowhere: The Rise and Decline of America's Man-Made Landscape
4.06
The Geography of Nowhere is an amazing book. I haven't devoured a book with this much gusto since I read "Crunchy Cons" by Rod Dreher, who pointed me...more
May 14, 2010
May 07, 2010
 
Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream
4.06
Much like Kunstler's The Geography of Nowhere, except more hopeful.
Suburban Nation is very readable, while remaining technical enough that the reader...more
Jun 04, 2010
May 25, 2010
 
Green Metropolis: What the City Can Teach the Country About True Sustainability
3.63
Green Metropolis is written by a guy who admittedly does not live that greenly. He has a big house with a big garage and lots of storage space out in...more
Nov 12, 2009
Oct 28, 2009
 
The Old Way of Seeing: How Architecture Lost Its Magic - And How to Get It Back
4.02
I love Hale's approach to design, and to everyday living. He and I (and you too, I hope!) rebel against what I call "specialist-ism." I dislike the id...more
Jun 26, 2009
Jun 07, 2009
 
Generation T: 108 Ways to Transform a T-Shirt
3.62
Two new shirts in an hour last night ... truly entertaining!
As a seamstress, I am supposed to be above this. However, to the contrary, it's a great w...more
May 03, 2009
May 03, 2009
 
A Better Place To Live: Reshaping The American Suburb
4.09
I'm rocking the suburbs, just like Quiet Riot did ...
No really, it's a great book so far. Langdon is the most positive writer I've encountered so far...more
Nov 02, 2010
Oct 10, 2010
 
The Egg and I
3.97
Such an amazing writer, she just goes on and on, describing the details of life in the hinterlands of the Washington islands in the twenties, her ranc...more
Aug 18, 2009
Aug 17, 2009
 
Things You Need To Be Told
3.67
Most reviews either say this book is REALLY FUNNY or that it's not funny at all. The truth is, if read as an informative piece of nonfiction (which it...more
Dec 02, 2009
Nov 15, 2009
 
The Golden Ratio: The Story of PHI, the World's Most Astonishing Number
3.73
This book was amazing. And for all the numbers and diagrams (seriously, I never liked math) it read remarkably fast. Good for anyone who wants to lear...more
Feb 2007
Oct 25, 2010
 
At Home: A Short History of Private Life
3.93
This man is one of the most comfortable writers I have ever read. And here he is, writing about one of the most comfortable things (THE most comfortab...more
Nov 04, 2011
Oct 24, 2011
 
The Happiness Project: Or Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun
3.52
Satisfying and enriching!
Many won't have the patience to absorb what she has to say, or even to read the book, but those who do will appreciate it de...more
Dec 24, 2010
Dec 30, 2010
 
Basic Economics: A Citizen's Guide to the Economy
4.23
He lays it all out, clear and simple. I liked the bet with his classes about Adam Smith's book.
Apr 2005
Feb 12, 2009
 
The Book of Awesome
3.87
We all need more of this in our lives.
May 03, 2010
Jun 01, 2010
 
Small Is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered
4.13
The first time I picked it up I had to put it back down because I felt so strongly about everything he said in the first paragraph. A year or two late...more
Aug 2008
Feb 12, 2009
 
Crunchy Cons: How Birkenstocked Burkeans, gun-loving organic gardeners, evangelical free-range farmers, hip homeschooling mamas, right-wing nature ... America (or at least the Republican Party)
3.84
If I could give six stars, I would.
I learned so much from this book and was reminded of so much more. I wasn't crazy about it at first, but I read th...more
Mar 2007
Feb 13, 2009
 
Better than Beauty: A Guide to Charm
3.46
Awesome, fabulous, entertaining, refreshing!
Mostly just common sense, bolstering you to keep it simple, and keep it real. Originally published in 193...more
Mar 2007
Feb 13, 2009
 
The Unheavenly City Revisited
3.67
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Nov 19, 2009
 
Not So Big House
4.03
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May 06, 2010
May 06, 2010
 
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
3.83
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Apr 09, 2010
Mar 09, 2010
 
Etiquette
4.17
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Jan 2008
Nov 15, 2009
 
The Death and Life of Great American Cities
4.30
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Nov 10, 2009
 
In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto
4.05
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Aug 17, 2009
 
The Will to Meaning: Foundations and Applications of Logotherapy
4.29
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Nov 2007
May 03, 2009
 
Smart Women Finish Rich
3.98
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Oct 25, 2010
 
Robinson Crusoe
3.62
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Oct 25, 2010
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