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Karin rated a book 5 of 5 stars
The Prophet of Zongo Street by Mohammed Naseehu Ali
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Absolutely wonderful collection of short stories that take place either in Ghana or Brooklyn. There are some heartwarming stories and others that deal with life/death and the afterlife. It's a quick read and some of the stories will stay with you for ...more
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Bringing Up Bébé by Pamela Druckerman
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This book was much better than all the silly reviews that came out earlier this year. As Chua wrote on the back, you can't really put it down. There were great anecdotes and excellent advice. Will probably read it a second time quite soon. Hope my Fr ...more
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To Hell with All That by Caitlin Flanagan
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Not too many take aways. She actually takes both sides of every "housewife" or "mothering" issue. She includes some good background reading/analysis on the essential feminist movement/literature. Quick read.
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Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely
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Memorable experiments that give you insight into our irrational decision-making in the economy. It's one of those books that enlightens you about stupid human behavior, and when you least realize it you will actually reference this book and make a ra ...more
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Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua
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Would you like to read about a hundred pages about a random woman's child's violin practices? There were a few good lines scattered throughout the book, but seriously, I thought there would be far less detail about the violin practicing and more abou ...more
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Nomad by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
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Well, I managed to get through 9/10 of the book before throwing it aside. I was expecting only cliches, but it turned out to actually be pretty insightful at times and reflective on the immigrant mentality to the Netherlands. She doesn't shy away fro ...more
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