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Primal Body, Primal Mind: Beyond the Paleo Diet for Total Health and a Longer Life
I have a lot of criticism for this book already and I am on page 22. She is making a lot of generalizations about Hunter and gather lifestyles that sh...more
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Aug 15, 2012
The Last Colonial Massacre: Latin America in the Cold War
The first major criticism I have with this book is the title. While it touches on events in Latin America in the introduction and the conclusion..the...more
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Feb 16, 2008
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (Freakonomics, #1)
I loved this book. It was an extremely quick read and I think the author had geninunely unique perspective and insight.
Aug 15, 2012
Aug 07, 2012
The Art of the Long View
I really did not expect to like this book as much as I did, but I feel ilke it gets me. It really discusses who I try to be...a person who is constant...more
Oct 06, 2009
Oct 03, 2009
The World Is Flat 3.0: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century
I think one of the signs of a good book, can be disagreeing with the general pretext of the authour, but still appreciating the comprehensive study as...more
Apr 2009
Aug 30, 2008
The Death of Artemio Cruz
I really enjoyed this book..both as a story of one man's life- and small brief moments that shaped it, and as a reflection of the formation of modern...more
Jul 18, 2010
Apr 27, 2008
Colombia: A Brutal History
I have a special place in my heart for historians that write about the history of countries and societies in Latin America. It is daunting task detail...more
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Oct 16, 2008
Kafka on the Shore
**spoiler alert** Okay so this is one of the very first times that I have read the reviews of a book before writing my own, because after finishing th...more
Jan 02, 2011
Feb 25, 2008
Global Problems and the Culture of Capitalism (4th Edition)
I think the first half of this books was way better than the second half. The author trys to tackle quite a bit of material in this 400 page book, and...more
Dec 11, 2008
Sep 03, 2008
I didn't know what to expect when I picked this out of the bargain bin at my college book store, although it is not one of Vonnegut's more famous work...more
Jun 22, 2009
Aug 03, 2008
Globalization and Its Discontents
This books was alright. I agree with most of his criticisms of the IMF, but I think he lets the WB out of the majority of the blame, and I dont' agree...more
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Aug 30, 2008
The Happiest Toddler on the Block: The New Way to Stop the Daily Battle of Wills and Raise a Secure and Well-Behaved One- To Four-Year-Old
did not read all of this book, just browsed through most of it- I tried his method, and have been trying it- and have found it successful maybe 30 % o...more
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Mar 26, 2012
The Divine Right of Capital: Dethroning the Corporate Aristocracy
I didn't actually finish this book, but I got through enough of it. LEft the last 30 pages un read because they didn't seem necessary. I like the gene...more
Dec 07, 2010
Nov 08, 2010
The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community
I appreciate what Korten has to offer to the future world. I also want to believe that we are in the midst of shifting our view points and perspective...more
Oct 03, 2009
Sep 13, 2009
Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
This was a great read..we already know all the underhanded things governments and businesses do for profit and resources, but here is one man's actual...more
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Mar 10, 2008
Che Guevara and the FBI: U.S. Political Police Dossier on the Latin American Revolutionary
This book was an excellent resource when I wrote a paper about the threat of Che Guevara, and how the US created it. It was a good resource, because I...more
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Apr 19, 2008
Beyond the Sling: A Real-Life Guide to Raising Confident, Loving Children the Attachment Parenting Way
Despite the fact that I don't generally agree with the basics of attachment parenting, I actually really liked this book. I was suprised to find that...more
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Mar 26, 2012
East of Eden
This was my first Steinbeck read, and I was a little nervous, but it was a wonderful read. There was the tracing of biblical themes (cain and abel, ad...more
Mar 26, 2008
Feb 16, 2008
The Children's War: A Novel
This book was interesting because it combined a very fast moving/eventful plot with a well developed character analysis of the main protaganist..Peter...more
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Mar 30, 2008
Daws: Shoal of Time
Excellent, comprehensive look of European-Hawaiian history. Starting with Cooks discovery and leading up to statehood, it follows the key players in p...more
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Mar 07, 2008
Serving Up the Harvest: Celebrating the Goodness of Fresh Vegetables: 175 Simple Recipes
Receipes are delcious and there are tidbits and explanations for how each vegetable grows. Good pick for anyone who wants to try to eat with the seaso...more
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Jan 27, 2010
Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child
So far I'm really enjoying this book, I'm not diong everything he says, however I am using the information he has to approach my parenting style. My b...more
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Apr 08, 2011
The Audacity Of Hope - Thoughts On Reclaiming The American Dream
I listened to this one on tape. I really do like Barack Obama, and I think he has a lot of important messages and ideas conveyed in this book. The mos...more
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Feb 25, 2008
The End of Poverty
While I truly appreciate the author's passion in the subject of this book, I found his plan to help each country up the "economic ladder to success" v...more
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Feb 25, 2008
The Brothers Karamazov
Extremely thought provoking, clever, well-written book. I loved the discussions about the existence of God, and the subtle references to the misuse of...more
Aug 22, 2008
Feb 16, 2008
The Power of Unreasonable People: How Social Entrepreneurs Create Markets That Change the World
Of the things I liked about this book, its optimism ranks#1. This book will make you feel like solving the world's problems is just one social organiz...more
Nov 16, 2008
Aug 30, 2008
The No-Cry Sleep Solution: Gentle Ways to Help Your Baby Sleep Through the Night
I appreciate where she was coming from with this book, but aside from making me feel extremely guilty about every attempting the "cry it out" method.....more
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May 04, 2011
The Seven Orchids
The character development in this book was definitely lacking. However the authors description and obvious passion for the sport of OC paddling and th...more
Jan 26, 2011
Jan 11, 2011
Twilight (Twilight, #1)
this is going to go with other guilty pleasures..I hated the movie, but the book was really enjoyable.
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Jul 09, 2009
Big Sur
This is an excellent book...detailing the madness of Kerouac's life following the success of "On the Road" and his brilliance to see beyond what is in...more
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Feb 25, 2008
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