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More, Now, Again: A Memoir of Addiction
3.82
Oh, it was awful and I couldn't put it down. I have a certain, shall we say, *affinity* for memoirs about really fucked up people. Wurtzel comes acros...more
Jan 2005
Jun 10, 2007
 
The Art of Seduction
4.02
I have three copies of this. It's endlessly entertaining.
Jan 2005
May 09, 2007
 
The Adventures of Augie March
3.84
I was sick this week and stayed in bed for two days straight with all 586 lovely, lyrical, sad, brilliant pages of Augie March and his adventures. It...more
Oct 2007
Sep 16, 2007
 
Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers: A History of Lesbian Life in Twentieth-Century America
3.98
I read this when I was in my early 20's, way before Ellen and Rosie and Margaret Cho and The L Word and Will and Grace were out and about. I was glued...more
Jan 1991
Aug 10, 2007
 
Like Me: Confessions of a Heartland Country Singer
3.95
Normally, I am not a big fan of contemporary country music (surprise). But when I heard that Chely Wright had come out as a lesbian (on Oprah, no less...more
Aug 2010
Aug 28, 2010
 
Blinding Light
2.91
Being a fan of his other works, I was eager to read this but it kind of made me want to crawl into an AA meeting wearing dark glasses and a large hat....more
Jan 2007
May 02, 2007
 
The Kept Man
3.28
Scenester NYC girl meets NYC artistboy, they fall in love and get married and then he falls in his studio while painting and ends up comatose in a lon...more
Mar 2008
Feb 29, 2008
 
Cool, Hip & Sober: 88 Ways to Beat Booze and Drugs
3.67
I loved the style that this was written in---also loved the absolute lack of "program speak"/robotic AA talk/assumption of your Christianity. Just get...more
Oct 2007
Nov 17, 2007
 
La Bâtarde [The Bastard]
4.14
This book had an incredibly powerful tractor beam/lesbian Death Star effect on me in my mid-20's. Literary self destruction at its best. All of you se...more
Jan 1997
May 02, 2007
 
The Best Of Mc Sweeney's Vol. 1
3.90
Oh, you are all so very clever. So, so clever. This reminds me of many moments I had in college that drove me to drink Southern Comfort until I passed...more
not set
May 09, 2007
 
The Aspern Papers and Other Stories
3.65
Although I used to joke that this book and a few of the shorter novels constituted my "HJ training wheels" phase, this is not a collection to be taken...more
Jan 1996
Aug 14, 2007
 
The Portrait of a Lady
3.74
One summer in Austin, I went on a rampage and read about 6 or 7 Henry James novels back to back and was never the same since. "By way of answer Isabel...more
Jan 1995
Jul 19, 2007
 
Live from Death Row
4.08
This is one of those books that just makes me so angry that I can barely see straight...one of those I-want-to-riot-in-the-street books. I read this i...more
not set
Jul 05, 2008
 
The Revolt of the Cockroach People
3.90
I have never laughed so hard in my whole life. Hunter S. Thompson's "Samoan lawyer", made famous in "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas", has some serious...more
Jan 1990
Aug 11, 2007
 
A Canticle for Leibowitz (St. Leibowitz, #1)
3.96
It took me forever to get around to reading this, but it was so worth it. Cloistered monks are in charge of the written relics of Saint Isaac Leibowit...more
Feb 2007
May 02, 2007
 
Nightwood
3.74
One of my all-time favorites...abstract, lyrical, hateful, funny, beautiful, ugly and weird. I got very sucked into the entire literary-lesbians-in-Pa...more
Jan 1996
Aug 09, 2007
 
Like a Hole in the Head
3.59
What's not to love about the adventures of a drunken used book store employee who finds herself in the middle of a rare book thievery fiasco involving...more
Dec 2007
Dec 06, 2007
 
Blood Rose (Blood, #2)
3.95
Holy unexpected smut, batman. A filthy vampire threeway regency romance novel? Sign me on. I'm going to need to read some Borges and Proust immediatel...more
Feb 2008
Feb 10, 2008
 
100 Strokes of the Brush Before Bed
2.61
D-d-don't, don't, don't believe the hype!
This was probably written by some white molester van driving male shut-in somewhere in the midwest. Ugh. I n...more
Jan 2005
May 02, 2007
 
Grift Sense (Tony Valentine #1)
3.87
I usually don't read mysteries, but this involves gambling so I was powerless to resist. An addictive series, so watch out.
Sep 2006
May 02, 2007
 
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
3.65
Is there a star rating for "liked it despite wanting to bitch slap the author repeatedly"?
Jan 2005
May 09, 2007
 
Love is a Dog from Hell
4.20
This was the first Bukowski book I picked up way back when...and thus began the sick love affair.
Jan 1989
May 03, 2007
 
The Scent of Your Breath
2.58
I won't be holding my breath for this one. Whatever the scent, it's probably bad.
not set
May 02, 2007
 
The Happy Herbivore Cookbook: Over 175 Delicious Fat-Free and Low-Fat Vegan Recipes
4.10
I love the simplicity of Lindsay's recipes. After many years of vegetarian cooking (I just realized that I am approaching the 20 year mark!), I am rea...more
not set
Jan 07, 2013
 
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)
4.06
Although I wanted to hate this, I couldn't stop reading it. I think the only reason I picked it up is because I have some strange fascination with Swe...more
not set
Aug 08, 2010
 
Death's Excellent Vacation (Sookie Stackhouse #9.5, Night Huntress - Complete World #4.5, Aisling Grey: Guardian #4.5)
3.67
The Sookie Stackhouse story was definitely entertaining, if only for the idea of Sookie and Pam doing a girl-girl stripper try-out. I am so part of Te...more
not set
Jan 02, 2011
 
The Vegan Table: 200 Unforgettable Recipes for Entertaining Every Guest at Every Occasion
4.08
Even, if you aren't vegan, there are some bad a$$ recipes in this book. I am definitely thinking about doing the autumn recipes for my thanksgiving fe...more
not set
Sep 28, 2009
 
Healing With Whole Foods: Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition
4.40
I don't know HOW I managed to not read this after working at Whole Foods for 15 years...just read it this week and loved it. Marries a TCM approach to...more
not set
May 21, 2009
 
A New Zen for Women
4.00
I really enjoyed her story---informative and personal and pretty funny in parts. I learned a lot about the history of Zen without ever feeling like I...more
not set
Mar 01, 2009
 
Ariel (Change, #1)
3.62
I adore this book, in spite of the fact that I HATED the ending. There's just something about it...and no, it's not just that it's a post-apoc set in...more
not set
Jul 31, 2010
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