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Diary of a Mad Diva by Joan Rivers
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So, Anyway... by John Cleese
So, Anyway...
by John Cleese
read in December, 2014
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I was excited when I saw this had just been published since I've been a Monty Python/John Cleese fan since the 1970s. I had expected a funny book from a funny man but it's a true memoir, the story of the young man who became a writing genius of Briti ...more
Dear Committee Members by Julie Schumacher
" I do think it's a book I will read again. And yes, I agree - scary. "
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Under Magnolia by Frances Mayes
Under Magnolia: A Southern Memoir
by Frances Mayes (Goodreads Author)
read in December, 2014
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I wanted to like this more than I did. Perhaps if I had some experience with the South it might have resonated more, but as it was I found it tedious, repetitive and frankly not that interesting. That said, Mayes writes wonderfully and I needed somet ...more
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The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
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I'm not sure why this has gotten so much hype as an adult book because I think it's very much like The Graveyard Book which won the Newbery, an award for children's literature. And while I enjoyed this, I liked the Graveyard Book better.
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Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
Big Little Lies
by Liane Moriarty (Goodreads Author)
read in December, 2014
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I really struggled in the beginning. I was so not interested in the petty conficts of kindergarten moms, but I've read Moriarty twice before and know she can deliver a wallop so stuck with it. I didn't actually begin to enjoy the book until I had rea ...more
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Nora Webster by Colm Tóibín
Nora Webster
by Colm Tóibín
read in November, 2014
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Nora is desperately alone in her widowhood, having lost her husband after a long difficult illness. Her husband was well-liked by everyone and his absence casts a long shadow across places she goes in their small Irish world, former friends and her f ...more
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Under Magnolia by Frances Mayes
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