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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
4.03
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Feb 02, 2013
 
An Invisible Thread: The True Story of an 11-Year-Old Panhandler, a Busy Sales Executive, and an Unlikely Meeting with Destiny
3.99
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Jan 30, 2013
 
The Woman Warrior
3.70
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Apr 22, 2013
 
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
3.84
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Jan 29, 2013
 
Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
3.98
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Sep 17, 2012
 
A Child Called "It"
4.06
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Feb 03, 2013
 
Maus, I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History (Maus, #1)
4.34
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Feb 03, 2013
 
Give Me Everything You Have: On Being Stalked
2.80
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Apr 22, 2013
 
Reading Lolita in Tehran
3.55
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Mar 26, 2007
 
Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls
3.84
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Apr 22, 2013
 
The Zombie Survival Guide
3.87
ZOMBIES. IT COULD HAPPEN. And if it does, it behooves you to read this manual that includes, among other things, of how to properly dispose of a zombi ...more
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Feb 27, 2007
 
My Brother, My Sister, and I
4.12
Sequel to So Far From the Bamboo Grove. No such thing as happily ever after, eh? Wonderful, though. Postwar Japan for those without much room to maneu ...more
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Mar 01, 2007
 
The Working Poor: Invisible in America
3.99
Excellent supplemental reading; this is definitely a good read after Nickel and Dimed. They touch on a lot of the same subjects, though this book is a ...more
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Feb 27, 2007
 
So Far from the Bamboo Grove
3.97
The story of Yoko and her long journey from Korea back to Japan. Everything that might happen does happen and everything she sees puts a OMG in my mou ...more
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Mar 01, 2007
 
Debt: The First 5,000 Years
4.19
I'll have to say, I did not finish this. The first was was pretty interesting, but as the work continued, it did get drier and drier and I stopped rea ...more
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Jul 24, 2013
 
Me Talk Pretty One Day
3.95
A collection of... essays? This was given to me by my brother for my birthday, and it's one of those books that you're not quite sure what it's about ...more
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Jul 04, 2007
 
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America
3.58
Probably a must-read, if only for the fact that this delves into the lives of the minimum-wage worker. The author doesn't attempt to distract the read ...more
Jan 2001
Feb 27, 2007
 
Year of Impossible Goodbyes
3.82
Autobiography of a very poignant period. If read parallel to So Far from the Bamboo Grove, it's particularly interesting. Told from a Korean girl's po ...more
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Mar 01, 2007
 
Life and Death in Shanghai
4.31
So... I read this book around the time it came out because I was in eighth grade. I reread it recently, and it still remains one of my favorite impris ...more
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Feb 27, 2007
 
Rabbit-Proof Fence: The True Story of One of the Greatest Escapes of  All Time
3.67
Before I read this book, I knew very little about the aboriginals of Australia... well, to be honest, I knew very little about Australia in general. T ...more
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Feb 27, 2007
 
Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal
3.71
I guess it would be rather what I didn't learn. It's the sort of book that comes along and snatches your attention in the way that makes you wonder ho ...more
Jan 2001
Feb 21, 2007
 
Harry Potter: Film Wizardry
4.47
I can't really give it less than four stars, because just the nature of this book (can I call it a book? It's more like a very dense, very informative ...more
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Apr 24, 2013
 
The World Without Us
3.79
This is a book of an apocalyptic future where humans no longer exist and only the world remains.

But it's non-fiction and, best, it doesn't show or sp
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Jul 17, 2009
 
Freakonomics - A Rogue Economist Explores The Hidden Side Of Everything
3.88
It presented several theories about economics and how the causes we believe aren't actually the causes. One of the more unsettling theories is the ide ...more
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Mar 13, 2007
 
Global Woman: Nannies, Maids, and Sex Workers in the New Economy
3.79
Not quite as personal as Nickel and Dimed, this is definitely for the readers who prefer a bit more academia in their reading. Nevertheless, it's fill ...more
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Feb 27, 2007
 
Dave Barry Does Japan
3.86
For what it is, it's pretty brilliantly written. The humor is sharp and concise and actually, this is basically how a gaijin often feels that first tw ...more
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Mar 28, 2007
 
Mao: The Unknown Story
3.77
How do I review a book like this? I don't know, because I have decidedly mixed feelings about Mao myself. Jung Chang wrote the amazing "Wild Swans" bi ...more
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Jul 03, 2007
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