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What It is Like to Go to War by Karl Marlantes
" I am so sorry for your loss.

You seem about to enter a dark place (with your reading). From what I know of you—through your reviews—you're strong enou
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Mismeasure of Woman by Carol Tavris
"Examines critically basic assumptions and "conventional wisdom" underlying the stories modern culture tells about women, and that women tell about themselves, whether dealing with their relation to men, health and psychological issues, social role..." Read more of this review »
What It is Like to Go to War by Karl Marlantes
What It is Like to Go to War
by Karl Marlantes
recommended for: Everyone. Seriously.
read in April, 2015
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We in the US have so many taboos. Combined with uninformed strong opinions, we think we’re talking about sex or drugs or freedom but we’re not: we’re just spouting garbage. Karl Marlantes wants to do away with ignorance about war. He does so with the ...more
Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
"An Indian raga takes a musical theme, and repeats it over and over with slight differences in nuance that slowly progress the theme. I now think this is the gestalt of Lahiri's style. These short stories explore the subtle ways we feel (or don't f..." Read more of this review »
Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
"My library presented me with a tattered, yellowing copy of this book. Its shoddy state soon became irrelevant as I quickly became immersed in this collection of stories. Jhumpa Lahiri's style is elegant, evocative and sweet. Her narratives create..." Read more of this review »
Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
Interpreter of Maladies
by Jhumpa Lahiri
read in March, 2015
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ah, look at all the lonely people! If Eleanor Rigby leaves you hungry for more stories of wretched isolation, this is a book for you.

(Not entirely fair. The last story, #9 of 9, actually has characters who interact with and learn to see each other. I
The Marshmallow Test by Walter Mischel
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Delightful and informative followup to the Radiolab episode.
The Phoenix Project by Gene Kim
The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win
by Gene Kim
recommended for: anyone who's heard of DevOps and wants to learn more without actually reading Internet puff pieces
read in February, 2015
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Porn for MBAs.

The gruff-but-kind ex-Marine who is pushed into a VP of IT position, inheriting a trainwreck, then turns the organization (and the entire company!) around in less than three months by embracing DevOps. The inscrutable John Galt who swoo
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2014 by Deborah Blum
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Exceptional. Informative, even on topics I consider myself informed about. The overall tone of the collection is slightly melancholy, but that's really to be expected: the topics of note these days—climate change, extinctions, antibiotic resistance—a ...more
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