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Gunn's Golden Rules: Life's Little Lessons for Making It Work
really liked it
I really enjoyed this quick read by Tim Gunn. As it turns out, even though he lives and breathes in a city and industry known for it, he doesn't seem ...more
Sep 29, 2013
Sep 23, 2013
I Got This: How I Changed My Ways and Lost What Weighed Me Down
liked it
I love Jennifer Hudson - her voice, her confidence, her personality - almost everything I know or think I know about her. And for the most part, I lik ...more
Mar 29, 2012
Mar 28, 2012
No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in Washington
really liked it
I have always admired Dr. Rice and found her book quite helpful in understanding foreign affairs during the Bush years. Her writing style was easy to ...more
Jan 29, 2015
Jan 13, 2015
The Obamas
it was amazing
This book was painted largely in the media as an anti-Obama book, particularly towards the first lady. And towards the beginning, this seemed to be th ...more
Apr 04, 2012
Mar 30, 2012
Obsessed: America's Food Addiction--and My Own
really liked it
In the early parts of this book, I almost stopped reading it. The author mentioned previous books one time too many and seemed to repeat or use a lot ...more
Aug 09, 2014
Aug 06, 2014
The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee
liked it
3.5 stars

So, this is a tough one... If you follow TKAM or Harper Lee news at all, you'll know this book has caused a great deal of controversy due to
Apr 05, 2015
Aug 06, 2014
Restaurant Man
really liked it
Joe Bastianich. He's an arrogant a**hole, a self-professed "cheap f*ck"... But, you can't ignore his success or that, yes, just maybe, he has a reason ...more
Jan 21, 2014
Jan 12, 2014
Waiter Rant: Thanks for the Tip-Confessions of a Cynical Waiter
really liked it
I have to admit, this book was a lot better than I was expecting it to be. Despite some rather glaring grammatical mistakes, I found many similarities ...more
Feb 02, 2011
Jan 29, 2011
City in Time: Washington, D.C.
liked it
Had a good selection of feature locales in Washington, D.C., although, as another reviewer noted, not all photos matched the captions! I also (thanks ...more
Aug 05, 2013
Aug 06, 2013
Heads in Beds: A Reckless Memoir of Hotels, Hustles, and So-Called Hospitality
really liked it
Funny, witty, irreverent, insightful. Compared to other books in the spilling-it-I'm-from-this-industry genre, "Heads in Beds" seems more authentic an ...more
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Mar 23, 2015
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
really liked it
With take-you-there writing and a voice that can only be Bourdain's, "Kitchen Confidential" is an exciting, thriller of an escape into a world that we ...more
Jul 05, 2014
Jun 30, 2014
Seriously... I'm Kidding
really liked it
3.5 stars

There were good nuggets and moments where I literally laughed out loud, but - as another reviewer noted - there was a lot of useless babble t
Mar 22, 2015
Mar 21, 2015
Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls
it was amazing
Having listened to a selection of Mr. Sedaris' interviews and knowing his style of speech, I knew that I had to listen to his books rather than just r ...more
Feb 26, 2015
Feb 24, 2015
Priestblock 25487: a Memoir of Dachau
really liked it
A must-read for better understanding the senselessness that occurred at Dachau. This book was written in the interesting and unusual perspective of a ...more
Jun 02, 2012
May 17, 2012
The Seasons of New York
really liked it
Gorgeous photos! Only wish the descriptions/captions would have been on each page instead of several pages down.
Jun 15, 2016
Jun 15, 2016
Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose
really liked it
Well written; at times liberal with the usage of the word "culture," but overall portrays a very good message and theme for business and life.
Jun 22, 2010
Jun 17, 2010
Business Essentials
liked it
Finally, it's done! I must admit that, despite a great level of detail that made getting through the book fairly difficult, it presented a good survey ...more
Dec 04, 2011
Oct 16, 2011
America 24/7
it was amazing
Makes you glad to be an American.
May 24, 2009
May 25, 2009
The Man Who Loved Books Too Much: The True Story of a Thief, a Detective, and a World of Literary Obsession
it was amazing
Review somehow disappeared after I clicked Submit, so there you have it. Really enjoyed this book!
Feb 03, 2014
Jan 25, 2014
Use What You've Got: and Other Business Lessons I Learned from My Mom
it was amazing
Inspirational and touching, candid and no-nonsense, this woman tells about her journey from the $1000 "gift" she received and the partnership that was ...more
Jul 20, 2011
Jul 17, 2011
King of the Mild Frontier: An Ill-Advised Autobiography
it was amazing
By far one of the better autobiographies, heck, books, that I have ever read. The best-as-possible (the author doesn't care much for the word "perfect ...more
Apr 28, 2010
Mar 26, 2010
A Speaker's Guidebook: Text and Reference
really liked it
OK, so let's start out with the obvious. This is a textbook. However, unlike so many textbooks, this book was well-organized, had good information wit ...more
Oct 09, 2011
Aug 21, 2011
Food Rules: An Eater's Manual
liked it
A book worth reading. Interesting and perhaps very helpful if you follow the "policies" set forth by the author. Not worth the five dollars, but worth ...more
May 10, 2010
May 10, 2010
On the Couch
really liked it
Well-written, candid, and telling. A powerful and compelling story from a powerful and compelling woman.
May 22, 2010
May 15, 2010
Rick Steves' Europe Through the Back Door 2013: The Travel Skills Handbook
it was amazing
"Europe Through the Back Door" contains excellent tips and advice presented in a logical fashion with funny, humorous anecdotes. An appendix with dest ...more
Apr 23, 2013
Aug 30, 2012
The Smart Traveler's Passport
liked it
Provided some good tips, but many seemed obvious and weren't noteworthy or weren't vetted (such as "reciprocal privileges" to already-free zoos...). G ...more
May 03, 2014
Sep 15, 2013
When You Are Engulfed in Flames
it was ok
Perhaps it's because this collection didn't have as many "funny" essays, but I just couldn't get into it. Although there was a handful of entertaining ...more
Mar 12, 2015
Dec 28, 2008
The Reach of a Chef: Beyond the Kitchen
did not like it
This book did not keep my attention. Unless you are very - and I mean, VERY - into knowing the names of (to me) obscure chefs and restaurants, you wil ...more
Mar 25, 2014
Mar 16, 2014
Step by Step to College and Career Success
liked it
I really think this book was more beneficial than I was expecting, and I think it's helped me some. However, it is a textbook and it sometimes tended ...more
Nov 03, 2011
Sep 08, 2011
Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar
it was amazing
Thank you, Cheryl. You are a big beautiful thing and such a gift to all who have read your work and been influenced by your advice, wisdom, courage an ...more
Aug 16, 2015
Nov 11, 2014
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