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The God Delusion
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by Richard Dawkins (Goodreads Author)
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Jenny Jenny said: " I started this a few years ago, put it down, and only recently found it again and decided to dust it off. I'm not sure you're supposed to laugh as much as I am while reading it, but I find Dawkins' dry wit quite comical. Will report back when done! "

 

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The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf
The Beauty Myth
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A lot of this book felt like ranting. While some of the info was interesting, it felt like I was being berated as a woman who was silly enough to get suckered in by Loreal and the evil fashion conglomerate. Perhaps it was just me though!
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Don't Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs, She Thinks I'm a Piano Pla... by Paul Carter
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If you don't want to have a glimpse of what boys on the rigs get up to, don't read this! It is a scream and gives a little insight into the real oil industry.
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Altared by Colleen  Curran
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A good academic survey of why American women feel compelled to have the perfect big, white wedding. A bit psycho-babble and a bit historical premise, but very interesting.
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Lust in Translation by Pamela Druckerman
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A very interesting read about the cultural attitudes towards marriage and fidelity around thr world. Can be challenging to read, particularly for the more conservative of mind, but if you can be open-minded it is very revealing about a subject that i ...more
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Glitter & Greed by Janine Roberts
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The Heartless Stone by Tom Zoellner
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I must admit I skipped most of the traipsing through the diabolical diamond mines described in the book. What was fascinating, however, was the detailed discussion of the DeBeers cartel and their influence on price fixing and market infiltration - on ...more
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Theories in Intercultural Communication by Young Yun Kim
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This is a collection from different hot shots in the field of interncultural communication (did you even know there were hot shots in this field?). If you are interested in some of the theory behind how our culture impacts our communications, particu ...more
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The Economic Naturalist by Robert H. Frank
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Another quasi-academic book, but worth a read to find out things like why wedding dresses cost 10x as much as a regular dress when you only wear it once, and why there is NEVER cash on the table (except maybe on ebay!).
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The Paradox of Choice by Barry Schwartz
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A very good book - addresses the question as to why, when so many of us have unlimited choice in life, are we still unhappy. I was interested in this book mainly in connection with my own research, which was bringing me to wonder why little things li ...more
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