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A Cold and Broken Hallelujah by Tyler Dilts
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Don't You Forget About Me by Jancee Dunn
Don't You Forget About Me
by Jancee Dunn
read in August, 2014
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Disappointing.
I just adored Jancee Dunn's first book, but this foray into fiction just wasn't good. I hope Jancee sticks to real life...she's much better with reality.
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
" I cannot assign any stars to this book because on page 123, (which in reverse is 321 an abbreviation used for Trisomy 21 which is Down Syndrome- interesting coincidence in page numbering), Forman uses the phrase "retarded plan" in dialogue between... " Read more of this review »
Paula Deen by Paula H. Deen
Paula Deen: It Ain't All about the Cookin'
by Paula H. Deen
recommended for: Paula Deen fans
read in April, 2007
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I think Paula Deen is a hoot to watch on TV. I've never attempted her recipes, but she's a pleasure just to watch. She's the southern grandmother everyone should have.

Reading her story, I was impressed with her honesty about her life...she tells it a...more
Bitter Is the New Black by Jen Lancaster
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Certainly not great literature, but this book really kept my interest. If you've been fired and/or maxed out a credit card, you'll identify with this book!
Cowboys Are My Weakness by Pam Houston
Cowboys Are My Weakness: Stories
by Pam Houston (Goodreads Author)
recommended for: women
read in January, 2000
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I keep this collection of short stories by my bathtub, so I can read one of the stories while I soak.
Pam Houston hasn't had good luck with men, and these stories explore that issue. I see some of my past mistakes in her stories, and my heart breaks w...more
Sight Hound by Pam Houston
Sight Hound
by Pam Houston (Goodreads Author)
recommended for: pet lovers
read in January, 2006
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Now, I don't have a pet. My husband won't let me have one. :(
But I'm not a huge "pet person". However, I became more of a pet person after reading this book.
Pam Houston is a great writer...I'm a big fan. This is the story of finding and losing her d...more
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
In Cold Blood
by Truman Capote
recommended for: CSI fans
read in June, 2007
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Wow.
Such a great read. Sorry to see it end.
I read this book after watching the movie "Capote". I definitely got more out of the book that way, knowing how very much Truman Capote put into the book.
Fantastic descriptions. Truman really put his heart &...more
The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger
The Devil Wears Prada (The Devil Wears Prada, #1)
by Lauren Weisberger
recommended for: Women who need to escape!
read in January, 2005
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Better than chocolate ice cream when you need to escape reality for a bit.
But Enough About Me by Jancee Dunn
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Great mix of a memoir and celebrity encounters. You can't help but root for the author!
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“optimistic, science-worshipping culture wants to medicalize aging and make it nothing more than a collection of specific diseases that medicine can prevent or fix, one item at a time. But no matter what deal we make with the devil, nature outwits us. Dying can be postponed, but aging cannot be cured.”
Katy Butler, Knocking on Heaven's Door: The Path to a Better Way of Death

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