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Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea
3.83
Delightfully crass. An extremely quick read that had me actually laughing out loud. Chelsea may be the comedian that most closely matches my wife and ...more
May 06, 2008
May 06, 2008
 
The Do-It-Yourself Guide to Fighting the Big Motherfuckin' Sad
4.32
I found myself at the Portland Zine Symposium yesterday, talking with other very fervent, very impassioned, creators and wandering from table to table ...more
Jul 13, 2014
Jul 13, 2014
 
The Night of the Gun
3.56
Memory, as Proust has so eloquently recounted, is a tricky thing. What we remember of an event is tinted by our own life experiences, opportunities, f ...more
Dec 09, 2012
Dec 03, 2008
 
My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands
3.78
Hilarious, as always. Magnificently endowed midgets, an Adonis of a stripper known only as THUNDER, a cruise ship performer- her conquests stack up ra ...more
Aug 12, 2008
Jun 26, 2008
 
Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table
4.04
I’m not normally a big fan of books about food. They always leave me cursing my limited culinary abilities and hungry for foods that are far outside o ...more
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Mar 27, 2010
 
Cross-X: The Amazing True Story of How the Most Unlikely Team from the Most Unlikely of Places Overcame Staggering Obstacles at Home and at School to ... Community on Race, Power, and Education
3.76
Sometimes I start to tell people about my experiences in high school and they look at me as though I'm from another planet. Every day for four years I ...more
Jul 21, 2009
Jul 11, 2009
 
Zeitoun
4.09
I am not predisposed to care for Dave Eggers. Admittedly, a lot of this has to do with my just pure visceral repulsion to his youthful memoir, A Heart ...more
Jun 13, 2012
Jun 10, 2012
 
Ballad of the Whiskey Robber: A True Story of Bank Heists, Ice Hockey, Transylvanian Pelt Smuggling, Moonlighting Detectives, and Broken Hearts
4.05
The Ballad of the Whiskey Robber is a strong contender thus far for my year-end "Best Of" list. The story of Attila Ambrus, a Transylvanian emigre who ...more
May 2007
May 19, 2007
 
Tesla: Man Out of Time
3.79
One of the most interesting biographies that I've read in years. These days Edison is always personified as the great American inventor yet he comes o ...more
Feb 10, 2007
Nov 28, 2007
 
A Fortune-Teller Told Me: Earthbound Travels in the Far East
4.10
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Jun 04, 2005
May 22, 2008
 
The Agony and the Ecstasy: A Biographical Novel of Michelangelo
4.10
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May 18, 2007
 
Secrets of the Talking Jaguar
4.28
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Jun 2005
Apr 26, 2007
 
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
3.97
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Aug 16, 2007
 
Soledad Brother: The Prison Letters of George Jackson
4.20
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May 14, 2007
 
Maus, II: And Here My Troubles Began (Maus, #2)
4.45
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Jan 1994
Feb 08, 2008
 
Maus, I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History (Maus, #1)
4.34
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Jan 1995
Feb 08, 2008
 
Anne Frank: The Diary Of A Young Girl
4.06
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Feb 21, 2008
 
Hell's Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga
3.99
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Mar 03, 2008
 
Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72
4.07
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Mar 03, 2008
 
Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders
3.95
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Mar 04, 2008
 
She's Not There: A Life in Two Genders
3.87
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Jan 2005
Mar 05, 2008
 
Playground: A Childhood Lost Inside the Playboy Mansion
3.31
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Jan 2005
Mar 05, 2008
 
The Orientalist: Solving the Mystery of a Strange and Dangerous Life
3.87
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Dec 2004
Mar 23, 2008
 
Into Thin Air
4.05
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Nov 1999
Apr 17, 2008
 
The Motorcycle Diaries: Notes on a Latin American Journey
3.78
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Jan 2001
Apr 30, 2008
 
Traveling With Che Guevara: The Making of a Revolutionary
3.82
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Jan 2001
Apr 30, 2008
 
The Autobiography of Malcolm X
4.26
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May 14, 2007
 
Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life
4.10
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May 16, 2008
 
The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary
3.84
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Jan 2004
May 21, 2008
 
Hobo
3.59
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Jan 2005
May 22, 2008
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