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A Good Life by Ben Bradlee
"Worth reading only because Bradlee had a privileged vantage point for much of the latter half of the 20th century. That said, Bradlee comes off as insufferable and smug. There's also lots more crude, potty humor than one would expect from the elit"
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A Good Life by Ben Bradlee
"I tried to read this one because I so loved Katherine Graham's Personal History and wanted to read about some of the events she went through from the perspective of another who was there. But whereas I came away from Graham's book wishing I could..." Read more of this review »
A Good Life by Ben Bradlee
"The first 8 chapters of this, up to about p. 200, are super boring. This includes Bradlee's Waspy upbringing amongst the Boston (Brahmin) Crowninshields, his years at Harvard, the months in the Navy during World War II, the first marriage to Jean..." Read more of this review »
A Monk Swimming by Malachy McCourt
"The writing is a pleasure to read, and Malachy is quite the character. Glaringly and simultaneously entertaining as well as sad, another McCourt survives his fairly self-destructive tendencies and lives life in the fast lane, throwing sense and ca..." Read more of this review »
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My Mind's Abyss (Suicide Edition) by Volatalistic Phil
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This Is My Beloved by Walter Benton
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The Queen of Cups by Mina Samuels
The Queen of Cups
by Mina Samuels (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2010
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