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The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain
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I adore Twain's sense of humor, so. I have loved this book practically all my life.
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Neither Here nor There by Bill Bryson
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I simply cannot read this book anywhere in public, because I just collapse with laughing, and people stare. You really have to enjoy Bryson's snarky sense of humor to get him; otherwise I could see how he would strike some people as whiny. When he lo ...more
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Polite Lies by Kyoko Mori
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Very interesting. Lots of insight into many different aspects of Japanese culture, not only from a female view. The author has spent her time in America examining her own repressive society, and she does not like what she sees. By the time I got to t ...more
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Apple of My Eye by Helene Hanff
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The author walks her incredible city as a tourist would. Fabulous and poignant.
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The Great Cat Massacre by Robert Darnton
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Darnton is one of the few historians who is both respected by the academia community, and entertaining for non-academics. The real history of fairy tales and the cat massacre story are illuminating for how very different life, and social culture, cou ...more
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Stubborn Twig by Lauren Kessler
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A powerful study of one Japanese family in Hood River, Oregon, in the pre-and post-WW II years. The family struggles with their own internal dramas, and with adjustment to a different culture. It brought home to me the racism of the time, even before ...more
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Hearst Castle by Nancy L.
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A colorful and fascinating introduction to the famous estate. Architect Julia Morgan and Hearst seemed to work well together since they shared the same stubborn drive and work ethic. There are plenty of entertaining stories about the long, hard proce ...more
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