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Desiree and 448 other people liked Clint's review of The Alchemist:
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
"I hate this book so much. I used to work at a hippie vegetarian restaurant where everyone raved about it, so I should have known what a disaster it would be. Writing in the style of a fable does not convince me that what the author says is true or..." Read more of this review »
Marilyn Monroe by Michelle Morgan
"Welp. This was just...disappointing. I've read a few biographies of Marilyn Monroe, all of which provided a deeper, more considered view of the woman behind the legend.

Michelle Morgan, while having done her due-diligence in research, struck me as..." Read more of this review »
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How to Stop Acting by Harold Guskin
"I could not have been the mediocre improv performer/acting student I was without it. ;-) "
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How to Stop Acting
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This book was recommended to me by Matt Newton when I'd attended one of his classes. He'd said that it helped him as did many of the folks who'd left reviews about this book here and on While I did come away with some good advice, this bo ...more
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