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Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat: How to Break Your Eat-Repent-Repeat Cycle
For someone who has struggled with weight issues all my life this book was an complete "aha" moment. It is NOT a diet book (although it has some reall ...more
Sep 12, 2012
Sep 19, 2012
Different Drummers
So part of the reason that I loved this book, was it brought back so many happy memories -- like Lyle Hatcher, I attended Linwood Elementary school, a ...more
Mar 12, 2014
Mar 12, 2014
A Child al Confino: The True Story of a Jewish Boy and His Mother in Mussolini's Italy
It was an interesting topic -- had never really thought about Jews in Italy during WWII and was somewhat surprised given the Mussolini/Hitler relation ...more
Feb 10, 2014
Feb 11, 2014
Confessions of a Prairie Bitch: How I Survived Nellie Oleson and Learned to Love Being Hated
Remarkably fun read despite the fact that Ms. Arngrim has had anything but a fun life. Her attitude and outlook are amazing.
Oct 11, 2013
Oct 07, 2013
No Shortcuts to the Top: Climbing the World's 14 Highest Peaks
Great read. After finishing, I'm more convinced than ever that mountain climbers are a few fries short of a Happy Meal. But, should I ever get a perso ...more
Jan 26, 2008
Jan 22, 2008
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
I really wanted to like this book more than I did. I admire the author's personal journey, and her courage and determination. However, as a beginning ...more
May 19, 2013
May 20, 2013
Practice to Deceive
I am a big Ann Rule fan (only true crime author I read), and I was somewhat disappointed with this one. I read Rule's books to find out what makes peo ...more
Nov 04, 2013
Nov 04, 2013
Mozart's Women: His Family, His Friends, His Music
Read this book while in Austria where you can't get away from Mozart. Really enjoyed the insights into his life, and the lives of the amazing women he ...more
Dec 2007
Jan 15, 2008
High Crimes: the Fate of Everest in an Age of Greed
I have never wanted to climb Everest (but for some strange reason I like to read about it) and this book has done nothing to change my mind. After rea ...more
Mar 27, 2008
Mar 24, 2008
Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes, and Autism
Really fascinating true story of a family whose youngest son, Owen, developed autism at the age of 3. Obsessed with Disney films, Owen and his family ...more
May 21, 2014
May 16, 2014
The Downhill Lie: A Hacker's Return to a Ruinous Sport
Ok, I'm not a golfer -- I don't play it, I don't watch it, have never felt compelled to tune in even in the middle of a Tiger comeback. But, the same ...more
Jun 14, 2009
Jun 16, 2009
Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea
This was a fascinating account of the recovery of the "Central America" -- which you've probably heard of on late night TV selling their gold coins. T ...more
Oct 2007
Jan 15, 2008
Watching Baseball Smarter: A Professional Fan's Guide for Beginners, Semi-experts, and Deeply Serious Geeks
As a fairly knowledgeable baseball fan, not too much new information -- did pick up a few nuggets here and there -- as in so THATs what it means when ...more
Apr 10, 2013
Mar 29, 2013
The Pixar Touch: The Making of a Company
Interesting read, had no clue how Pixar was really not taken seriously as a viable movie company at the beginning -- folks were only looking at it as ...more
Jun 25, 2008
Jun 13, 2008
Smoke, Mirrors, and Murder and Other True Cases (Crime Files, #12)
I read very little true crime apart from Ann Rule. She has a way of getting inside both the criminals and the victims and trying to understand what ma ...more
Mar 23, 2008
Mar 24, 2008
Home: A Memoir of My Early Years
Nice biography, although a bit abrupt at the end. I now really need to see My Fair Lady and Camelot. Find it amazing how someone as truly talented and ...more
Apr 27, 2008
Apr 28, 2008
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace ... One School at a Time
The book was a good read, made you feel really inspired about the work that was going on, and that there was hope for some progress in that area of th ...more
Aug 02, 2010
Apr 28, 2008
The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town
Should cause even the most adamant death penalty advocates to think twice. True story of how through judicial incompetence and bad luck landed one per ...more
Dec 2007
Jan 21, 2008
Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think
Interesting read -- while most of the stuff are things that have been discussed in my various tenures in Weight Watchers, it was good to get some of t ...more
Sep 2008
Sep 03, 2008
And Never Let Her Go: Thomas Capano: The Deadly Seducer
Thomas Capano deserves to rot for this one. Very compelling story, can't help but wonder "what if" for the victim and her family.
Jan 2000
Mar 24, 2008
Shakespeare: The World as Stage
Fun quick read, but bottom line is it's hard to write a book when there really is so little information about the subject.
Sep 04, 2013
Aug 01, 2013
Our Endangered Values: America's Moral Crisis
Very intelligent, rational discussion on how radical religion of ANY kind is harmful.
Nov 2006
Jan 17, 2008
Too Late to Say Goodbye: A True Story of Murder and Betrayal
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Mar 24, 2008
A Fever in the Heart and Other True Cases (Crime Files, #3)
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Mar 24, 2008
Everything She Ever Wanted
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Mar 24, 2008
In the Name of Love and Other True Cases (Crime Files, #4)
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Mar 24, 2008
Dead By Sunset: Perfect Husband, Perfect Killer?
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Mar 24, 2008
Empty Promises and Other True Cases (Crime Files, #7)
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Mar 24, 2008
No Regrets and Other True Cases (Crime Files, #11)
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Mar 24, 2008
The End of the Dream: The Golden Boy Who Never Grew Up (Crime Files, #5)
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Mar 24, 2008
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