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The Humor Code by Peter  McGraw
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The Humor Code by Peter  McGraw
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The Humor Code by Peter  McGraw
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Hi so I've read a lot of other comedy books and they felt kind of biased one way or another to stand up. They talked about all the trials and tribulations of doing stand up. I absolutely LOVED this book because the two men (who are not professional c...more
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The Pearl that Broke Its Shell by Nadia Hashimi
The Pearl that Broke Its Shell
by Nadia Hashimi (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2014
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Reading this book, I felt like I need to read more fiction, and more fiction from the Middle East at that. I feel that there are a lot of Middle Eastern books out there, and this one was so good that I think I might look out for more.

So the book cons...more
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Edible by Daniella Martin
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I've never even thought about eating insects, but this author makes a good case for doing so. I never imagined that there was a whole world where people care so much about eating bugs!!

I liked her case. I never thought bugs could be so enjoyable to...more
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Wild by Cheryl Strayed
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
by Cheryl Strayed (Goodreads Author)
read in June, 2014
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I've read other books about people hiking the Appalachian trail, so I welcomed the chance to read about the Pacific Crest Trail, partly because I have a cousin who hiked it about 15 years ago. I liked the analogy that she was wild and she was hiking...more
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Rain Forest Wisdom by Andrew    Grant
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Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
Interpreter of Maladies
by Jhumpa Lahiri
read in May, 2014
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I hadn't read a collection of short stories since I took a class focusing on them in college. Some, I found, were better than others, and I especially liked how visceral food was in almost all of them I think. I felt like I should be cooking or eatin...more
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Nicholson by Marc Eliot
Nicholson: A Biography
by Marc Eliot
read in May, 2014
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I read the author's book about Clint Eastwood a couple years ago, and when I saw this I thought it would be better than the Eastwood book because Jack Nicholson is more popular (I think) than Eastwood and I was right about it being better.

Because Ni...more
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I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
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I don't know what I was expecting when I saw this young woman in the last year or so. It was really refreshing to hear a woman's point of view and it made me wonder how many women in the Middle East (or other struggling countries) write about their l...more
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