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Hard Sell: The Evolution of a Viagra Salesman
Eh. This book was very underwhelming. Jamie Reidy seems like he's probably a nice enough guy, but you can tell he thinks (earnestly) that he's a much...more
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Jan 31, 2011
Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood
I love nothing more than memoirs about miserable childhoods, but this girl is just a whiny, entitled, self-centered biyotch. Her problems and drama we...more
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May 15, 2007
Death by Hollywood
Cheesy, tabloidy, and an annoying perspective on Hollywood. I put it down. Although, I did learn the word 'shitbird', so there's that.
Dec 03, 2008
Nov 17, 2008
Slow Man
I SURRENDER. A friend recommended this book and I took it out of the library about 2300 times, meaning to read it, never getting around to it because...more
Aug 24, 2011
Aug 14, 2011
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
A little derivative (Hello? Running Man?), a little simplistic (Really? In the future the US is now Panem and people named Peter are Peeta and Hamish...more
Aug 30, 2011
Aug 25, 2011
My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind
Well, I heard this guy on Fresh Air and saw him on The Daily Show and thought, 'A memoir about struggles with anxiety? This is the book for me.' Excep...more
Feb 18, 2014
Feb 10, 2014
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
Strayed's memoir about how in the '90s she decided with very little applicable experience to hike the Pacific Crest Trail (aka the west coast's versio...more
Mar 20, 2014
Mar 03, 2014
Telegraph Days
Well, this is kind of weird. I guess it's supposed to be a comic-ish tale of life in the Old West via the narrator Nellie Courtright, but it seems wei...more
Mar 12, 2014
Feb 06, 2014
The Possibilities
I feel like I would have loved this book more earlier in my life, as it kind of has a sad tone that I used to love and can handle far less now that I...more
Jun 21, 2014
May 26, 2014
The Sign of Four (Sherlock Holmes, #2)
Okay, number two in the Sherlock Holmes cannon. Perhaps slightly less compelling than the first?

Some time has passed. We are immediately introduced to...more
Jun 18, 2012
Jun 14, 2012
One Last Thing Before I Go
Silver is a 44 yr old drummer coming to grips with the fact that his life hasn't shaken out the way he wanted it to/thought it would back when his ban...more
Mar 04, 2014
Feb 26, 2014
Cleaving: A Story of Marriage, Meat, and Obsession
this book made me furious. i read julie & julia and liked it well enough, although i felt like there was no strong resolution of the narrative lik...more
Jan 03, 2010
Dec 17, 2009
The Book of Joe
Oh can it be true? Can I finally have read all of Jonathan Tropper's books? YOU HAD BETTER BE WORKING ON A NEW ONE JONATHAN TROPPER, OR ELSE I AM GOIN...more
Jun 04, 2014
May 29, 2014
An Object of Beauty
It's true, I like Steve Martin's books. I like that this made me interested in lots of art world details that normally I couldn't give a hoot about. A...more
Jul 05, 2011
May 18, 2011
The Giver (The Giver, #1)
Interesting. Good. Short. Great audiobook.

The Giver is a children's/YA novel about Jonas, a kid in a dystopian future society in which choice and feel...more
Apr 04, 2014
Apr 03, 2014
World of Trouble (The Last Policeman, #3)
Last in the series, jammed through it. Det Palace and his unlikely buddy, criminal Cortez, head off to Ohio in search of Palace's sister Nico., who ha...more
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Aug 05, 2014
Little Elvises (Junior Bender, #2)
Well these Junior Bender novels are fun. In this sequel to Crashed, Bender is roped into solving a murder of a tabloid journo by the former music indu...more
Aug 28, 2014
Aug 28, 2014
Cut Me Loose: Sin and Salvation After My Ultra-Orthodox Girlhood
Another in the post-fundamentalist memoir genre, this one is about a Leah Vincent, who was cut out of her Yeshivish (crazy orthodox) for speaking (wri...more
May 26, 2014
May 26, 2014
The Last Policeman (The Last Policeman, #1)
A dystopian sci-fi noir-y police novel about a pre-apocalyptic not-too-distant future in which we all know there's an asteroid set to hit the planet i...more
Jul 24, 2014
Jul 24, 2014
God, If You're Not Up There, I'm Fucked
This book was all right. I heard him on Fresh Air and was intrigued in a way I hadn't been before I knew his story was so dark. Darrell Hammond, the g...more
Dec 28, 2011
Dec 26, 2011
The Leftovers
One of my preferred Tom Perrotta books, I liked his one more than I expected. It's about life in a small town after a rapture like experience, in whic...more
Dec 28, 2011
Dec 26, 2011
The Griff: A Graphic Novel
I LOVE Christopher Moore. I DO NOT LOVE this graphic novel, because it takes away nearly everything that is fun about Christopher Moore.

Synopsis: It's...more
Sep 20, 2011
Sep 18, 2011
Labor Day
So, I decided to read this because it is being turned into a movie that basically looks from the subject matter and poster to be The Bridges of Madiso...more
Feb 07, 2014
Feb 03, 2014
The Dog Stars
Found The Dog Stars from a list of good future fiction dystopias to read, had no idea about it beyond that. Reads super fast, despite not being fluffy...more
Jan 2013
Dec 29, 2012
Calling Dr. Laura: A Graphic Memoir
Heard her on the Julie Klausner podcast (that I no longer listen to) and seemed quite interesting. VG graphic novel in memoir style a la Alison Bechde...more
Sep 09, 2013
Sep 05, 2013
Gone Girl
So I once started this book and put it down almost immediately because the writing (in Amy's first diary entry in particular) seemed so cheesy. Luckil...more
Apr 29, 2014
Apr 24, 2014
Blood Will Out: The True Story of a Murder, a Mystery, and a Masquerade
True crime/memoir by Walter Kirn, telling the story of murderer/sociopathic liar/weirdo Clark Rockefeller AKA a lot of things but really Christian Ger...more
Mar 24, 2014
Mar 18, 2014
Long Way Round: Chasing Shadows Across the World
Full disclosure:
1. I love Ewan McGregor and would enjoy doing naughty things to him. Preferably while he talked in his Scottish accent.
2. I watched th...more
Sep 18, 2011
Sep 13, 2011
I'll Go Home Then, It's Warm and Has Chairs. The Unpublished Emails.
Oh how I love David Thorne and oh how I ate this book. It's his little follow up to his first book, still more fucking with people a la his 27b/6 webs...more
Aug 30, 2012
Aug 26, 2012
Girl Walks into a Bar . . .: Comedy Calamities, Dating Disasters, and a Midlife Miracle
Realized that predictable light easy reading for me these days is the glut of female comedian bios, so I thought I'd go for this one even though I've...more
Jul 31, 2012
Jul 25, 2012
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