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438 Days by Jonathan Franklin
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I love survival at sea! Decently-written, incredible story. Recommend.
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Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes by Chris Crutcher
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Dear Mr. You by Mary-Louise Parker
Dear Mr. You
by Mary-Louise Parker
read in May, 2016
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Really enjoyed hearing the author narrate her own story. Slightly uneven but I really have a sense of the author and would go on vacation with her in a heartbeat.
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The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez
The Book of Unknown Americans
by Cristina Henriquez (Goodreads Author)
read in May, 2016
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Well, really more like 3.5. Good, but, you know, just good. Would be a great airplane read.
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This Boy's Life by Tobias Wolff
This Boy's Life
by Tobias Wolff
read in April, 2016
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Everything a memoir should be. I am having a terrific reading run this month - wish they could all be so good!
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Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
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I'm not sure what to say about this book except that I am grateful that I got to experience it, and I plan to do so again and again. I'm also very happy to have listened to the author read the work himself - my own rendering of his voice would have d ...more
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Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
Fates and Furies
by Lauren Groff (Goodreads Author)
read in April, 2016
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There's a fair amount to like in this book, but in the end I guess I just didn't find anyone in it all that interesting.
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The Art of Memoir by Mary Karr
The Art of Memoir
by Mary Karr
read in April, 2016
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I am now powering through many of the books mentioned in this terrific look at the wonder of memoir, and enjoying them more now that I've developed a more critical eye. Also had the pleasure of listening to the author read her own work, which I highl ...more
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Gold Fame Citrus by Claire Vaye Watkins
Gold Fame Citrus
by Claire Vaye Watkins
read in March, 2016
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I loved this book. I admit that I never quite grasped the protagonist's origin story, but the rest was perfectly twisted - I loved the way we only saw the whole picture by seeing events from different perspectives. And the writing! Genius. Gorgeous.
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