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Barbara Lewis Barbara Lewis said: " This book is a delight, combining lyrics, personal history, critique, and recommendations on lyric writing technique in one place. I find myself singing as I read it, as well as testing out rhymes in my head. "

 
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Barbara Lewis Barbara Lewis said: " Well written nonfiction that ties together the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina, military bureaucracy gone bad, and the unfortunate racial attitudes towards American Muslims since the Twin Towers fell. "

 
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Barbara Lewis Barbara Lewis said: " Atul Gawande illustrates the challenges of making great doctors out of fresh medical school graduates. The book simultaneously creates sympathy for the young doctors, while also serving as a warning that your physician is, after all, human and subjec ...more "

 

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Dim Sum for Everyone! by Grace Lin
Dim Sum for Everyone!
by Grace Lin (Goodreads Author)
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This is my one year old son's favorite book and is already almost in tatters. The narrative is simple, the colors are bright, and it gives you lots of opportunity to talk about all of the things going on with the illustrations so that you can expand ...more
Tariki by Hiroyuki Itsuki
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Behind the Cloud by Marc Benioff
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Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
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Finishing the Hat by Stephen Sondheim
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This book is a delight, combining lyrics, personal history, critique, and recommendations on lyric writing technique in one place. I find myself singing as I read it, as well as testing out rhymes in my head.
Zeitoun by Dave Eggers
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Well written nonfiction that ties together the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina, military bureaucracy gone bad, and the unfortunate racial attitudes towards American Muslims since the Twin Towers fell.
Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
Vanity Fair
by William Makepeace Thackeray
read in February, 2011
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I was buying this book when someone else in line eyed its girth and said "You must have more free time than me." Considering that she had two more children than I had, this was probably true. This is one of those classics that had completely escaped ...more
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One Drop by Bliss Broyard
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Got this from my fiancee, who is African-American. It's the story of a woman, raised as a WASP, who ultimately is informed that she is, by the strange calculus of American race, actually black. Since I'm Asian and White, any of my future children wil ...more
Complications by Atul Gawande
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Atul Gawande illustrates the challenges of making great doctors out of fresh medical school graduates. The book simultaneously creates sympathy for the young doctors, while also serving as a warning that your physician is, after all, human and subjec ...more
The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
The Year of Magical Thinking
by Joan Didion
read in December, 2008
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I asked for this last year for Christmas and finally got it this year. The story of Joan Didion's journey through the loss of her husband and serious illness and loss of her only child is an eloquent and tragic tale of grief. It highlights the storie ...more
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