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I honestly cannot remember the last time I laughed this hard reading anything (only a Jonathan Tropper novel or a Dave Sedaris collection comes close)...more
Apr 12, 2011
Feb 01, 2011
A Year Without Made in China: One Family's True Life Adventure in the Global Economy
It doesn't happen often, but there are rare occassions when I can't force myself to finish a book.

This one is one of 'em.

After reading a few other rev...more
Feb 18, 2008
Feb 16, 2008
The Lost Continent: Travels in Small Town America
As much as I am enjoying Bryson's books, this one was not as humorous (to me) as Walk in the Woods (I've got more of his travelogues to plow through,...more
Aug 2007
Jun 27, 2007
I Was Told There'd Be Cake
There's a fine line to be walked when you're trying to be the author of a witty memoir. It's a line that Sloane Crosley walks like a drunk who's had o...more
Aug 13, 2010
May 25, 2010
A Woman in Charge: The Life of Hillary Rodham Clinton
OMG - I feel like I deserve to be president after finishing this book!

Sarcasm aside, I picked a bad time of year (with the holidays upon us) to read...more
Dec 2007
Oct 11, 2007
The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible
This is one of those books you might either love or hate. On my end, I loved it.

Jacobs is a journalist who does the whole "Year of" approach to a sub...more
Mar 04, 2008
Feb 16, 2008
Eat, Pray, Love
Overall, this book was .. refreshing. From the moment you start reading, you feel a personal connection to Gilbert (the author) as she takes you on he...more
Jul 06, 2008
Jul 02, 2008
An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination
I had no business picking this one up when I have plenty else to read, but as soon as I checked it out of the library, curiosity got the best of me.

Jan 12, 2009
Jan 07, 2009
Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance
What struck me most about this book was just how readable it is.

And with that statement, I mean I have to give credit to a man who knows how to tell h...more
Oct 27, 2008
Jul 07, 2008
This was a good mix of stories from Sedaris. The last, which shares the book's title, was possibly my favorite (in which he describes his experiences...more
Sep 18, 2008
Sep 05, 2008
It Sucked and Then I Cried: How I Had a Baby, a Breakdown, and a Much Needed Margarita
I have been following Dooce for a few years now and I love her so on to the list her book goes (and if you have no clue who I'm talking about, check o...more
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Mar 28, 2009
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
This particular gem from Sedaris is probably my favorite of all his books (save the latest, which I've yet to get around to read).

From stories about c...more
Mar 29, 2009
Mar 22, 2009
Blue Nights
The Year of Magical Thinking about did me in. But even still, I wish I could write like Joan.
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Nov 15, 2011
The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid
I enjoyed this Bryson novel far better than " Lost Continent." I found his rants about life in the '50s (a simpler time, of course) incredibly amusing...more
Jan 2008
Oct 16, 2007
Autobiography of a Fat Bride: True Tales of a Pretend Adulthood
This was a quick read and overall an enjoyable one but I have a feeling I might like Notaro's other titles better. This one ... some of the stories ju...more
Jul 25, 2008
Oct 16, 2007
My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey
Saw a special about this woman on the evening news and with her IU Bloomington ties, I was even more intrigued.
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Nov 10, 2008
The Idiot Girl and the Flaming Tantrum of Death: Reflections on Revenge, Germophobia, and Laser Hair Removal
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Jul 07, 2008
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