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Jenna rated a book 5 of 5 stars
The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein
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I'm having to synopsize this book for a writing job I'm doing, and it is blowing...my...mind. I feel that, as an American citizen, I just grew up over the course of a week. For every time I've wondered why world leaders act as they do (which for me i ...more
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Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
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So great! After reading Sarah sampson's review I scampered out to the library to get it, and now I feel about six thousand times better about my life. And so gripping I missed my stop on the subway. And you get to read plane crash black box transcrip ...more
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One D.O.A., One on the Way by Mary Robison
One D.O.A., One on the Way
by Mary Robison
read in March, 2009
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Whew. I was already a big fan, but this one blew me away. I've always thought of her as being sort of wonderfully self-involved, but this novel is about New Orleans as it is now, and it's heartbreaking and eye-opening and busted up my internal organs ...more
Mrs. Woolf and the Servants by Alison Light
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Jenna rated a book 5 of 5 stars
Mrs. Woolf and the Servants by Alison Light
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I really found just about every page riveting. Full disclosure: I am one of those foaming-at-the-mouth rabid Woolf fans. (oh, sorry, no pun intended). Gave me so! Much! To think about, not just about the Woolfs but about class and writing and oh so m ...more
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The Science of Fear by Dan Gardner
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Everybody who has ever felt freaked out about the world going to hell in a handbasket needs to read this right away. *It will make everything better, instantly*. Plus a great read. I stayed up late to finish the whole thing in one go.
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The Widows of Eastwick by John Updike
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Fun! Fun! Fun! Fun! Mean! Fun! Only don't read it if you're feeling bummed out about, like, getting spider veins and requiring the occasional laxative.
Jenna rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Some Hope by Edward St. Aubyn
Some Hope: A Trilogy
by Edward St. Aubyn
read in February, 2009
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Someone in my writing group gave me this saying if you like mean, dark, scalpel-y books you will love this. And I am. Though she said that it's all just a run-up to "Mother's Milk," which she said was the best one.
Jenna rated a book 5 of 5 stars
The World Without Us by Alan Weisman
The World Without Us
by Alan Weisman
read in February, 2008
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Everybody has to read this book. Now. Seriously. It's important. But also, it is gorgeous. Okay, now read it, though.
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The Arrogance of Power by Anthony Summers
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