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The God Who Weeps: How Mormonism Makes Sense of Life
Terryl Givens is one of my heros. I hope what he says is true. He certainly paints a picture of life and God that is more beautiful than any I have re...more
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Feb 16, 2013
The Squirrel Machine
i felt violated. except i was willing. i could have put it down. but i didnt, and now i have pictures of mutilated animal/instruments in my head. Imag...more
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Jul 30, 2011
Forever Cool: How To Achieve Ageless, Youthful, and Modern Personal Style
how do you wear adult diapers yet stay cool? You probably can't. And its probably best just to not try. That goes for the young as well. "cool" isn't...more
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Jun 22, 2008
Patriots (The Coming Collapse)
For those of you who dont know, I have a non-merman little brother as well. It seems just like yesterday when he was wearing diapers (to school). Anyw...more
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Oct 06, 2010
American Elf: The Collected Sketchbook Diaries, Vol. 3
James Kochalka lives a charmed life where nothing really bad ever seems to happen. His is sort of a Family Circus for the indie crowd. All the girls w...more
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Jun 25, 2011
The Statesman's Yearbook 2012: The Politics, Cultures and Economies of the World
1500 pages! Yay I did it! (But it took me about a year and a half.) This book has been published yearly since 1864 by the Brits. The most recent editi...more
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Feb 14, 2014
White Guilt: How Blacks and Whites Together Destroyed the Promise of the Civil Rights Era
I had my first "honest dialogue about race with a black man" not too long ago. I was working with his guy and we had plenty of time to talk. I told hi...more
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Apr 06, 2008
The Book of Genesis
Illustrations of basically every verse of Genesis including so and so laid with so and so. Not for kids.
Things i liked:
Eve has a gap tooth
Everyone wea...more
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Dec 24, 2009
The Road
read on plane. Scared me senseless. Thank goodness its only bleak the first 99% of the book. I was quite relieved at the positive ending. And whats wi...more
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Apr 06, 2008
you know how cecil b demilles bible epics were both sanctimonious and salacious (look how wicked they are! - she is taking a softly lit bath in asses...more
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Jan 21, 2012
A New Kind Of Beauty
words are useless here. creeptasic? distuberful? This book makes me want to stop speaking and reading altogether. I am now post-literate. I should foc...more
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Jan 25, 2012
The Acme Novelty Library #18
this is so grim. A one-legged womans depressing absurd life. Beautifully rendered. Her eyes are tiny dots and in the last panels she fades and shrinks...more
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May 27, 2008
The Book of Animal Ignorance: Everything You Think You Know Is Wrong
brunei ants have guards that will intentionally explode their heads when threatened causing a sticky mess that slows down the intruders.
bears can give...more
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Nov 25, 2008
The Big Sort: Why the Clustering of Like-Minded America is Tearing Us Apart
in 1976, 26% of americans lived in landslide counties (counties where the election was won or lost by a 20% margin). By the 2008 election, that had gr...more
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Nov 30, 2008
American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us
major sociological study full of a million charts and statistics. If it has a bias, i cant see it. endorsed by folks all over the spectrum as far as i...more
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Mar 12, 2011
The Nude: A Study in Ideal Form
This is what I took away: it was all about nude men for a while because of the greeks predilections, but eventually nude women were depicted.


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Feb 10, 2013
Drawing On The Powers Of Heaven
"When a person is groping in life, we say "he has not found himself." This statement is not accurate. Self is created, not found."

I read this quote ea...more
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Mar 19, 2013
The Male Brain
I can believe that men are hardwired to look at bazooms. But I dont buy her biological determinism. You can make a strong case for it in most of the a...more
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Aug 05, 2010
Other People's Love Letters: 150 Letters You Were Never Meant to See
The stuff in Found magazine is so much better and diverse. these are love notes and break up notes of pathetic unimaginative white suburbanites that h...more
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Nov 22, 2011
Mail Order Bride
I have always thought that the best way for me to show respect to her memory if Jen died would be to get a mail order bride. I could never love anothe...more
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Feb 08, 2013
Curse of Molemen Big Baby
chuck burns of black hole, skin deep, dog boy, etc. writes a gripping story that is as engaging to a 4 year old boy as it is to an adult male with a 4...more
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May 20, 2008
The Book of General Ignorance
the facts seem credible as far as i can tell. the book is culled from info off the bbc show QI.
did you know:
chameleons don't change color to match the...more
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Nov 07, 2008
The Frank Book
jim woodrings frank stories seem to come from a place in the mind that is accessed only by surrealists. There seems to be a sort of logic that holds i...more
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May 28, 2008
Astonish Yourself: 101 Experiments in the Philosophy of Everyday Life
some of his suggestions/quotes:
"telephone at random, tell them who you are"
"drink while urinating"
"imagine the stars below you"
"what makes a small cir...more
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Jan 03, 2010
Passive Aggressive Notes: Painfully Polite and Hilariously Hostile Writings
compilation of notes (some potty mouth)left by angry tenants, roommates, co-workers,etc.
ex: "please clear any unused time off the microwave when you a...more
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Feb 17, 2009
People of Paradox: A History of Mormon Culture
obviously i am not going to read 400+ pages of anything. I read it because I dont participant in mormon culture in the least bit. And I was hoping to...more
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Jul 20, 2010
Justin Green's Binky Brown Sampler
binkey brown meets the virgin mary is so hand wringinly uncomfortable and over the top confessional you want to burst out laughing and or crying. amaz...more
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Oct 07, 2008
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (Dsm-5(r))
The book starts off with a bang. 1% of the population is "retarded"!

Has there ever been a book that tries harder to come off as objective? I haven't...more
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Feb 14, 2014
crazy impressive

"When a group of friends decides to enter a garden through a break in an enclosing fence, they find themselves in a world never before...more
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Sep 07, 2013
Big Questions
600 pages and abt 50 contain the sweet dreamy magical realism that makes that long slog worthwhile. too much rambling birds, too much rambling crashla...more
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Aug 14, 2012
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