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The Second Sex
4.09
really liked it
Wow is this a tough read. This is an academic tome, not popular literature, and the fact that is was written in French and then translated to English ...more
Jul 2007
Jan 04, 2009
 
The Mole People: Life in the Tunnels Beneath New York City
3.62
did not like it
This book was not for me. "The Mole People" is an account by a young journalist of the lives of people living in the subway and train tunnels beneath ...more
Feb 08, 2009
Jan 04, 2009
 
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
4.00
really liked it
I found this to be very enjoyable to read. This book has gotten a lot of press for the "what to know before you dine out" information it contains, but ...more
Jan 12, 2009
Jan 04, 2009
 
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures
4.14
really liked it
I didn't think that I would enjoy this book. I thought that the content would be far too political in context to keep me interested, but the author, a ...more
Nov 16, 2005
Jan 04, 2009
 
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle : A Year of Food Life
4.03
it was ok
I've read fiction by Barbara Kingsolver and rather enjoyed it, but this book was a completely different experience. I found her to be both pedantic an ...more
Feb 21, 2008
Jan 04, 2009
 
How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci: Seven Steps to Genius Every Day
3.84
liked it
This book was recommended to me with the instruction to "take what sticks, and leave the rest." With this in mind, I found the book well worth my time ...more
Jun 2011
Apr 26, 2011
 
Class Matters
3.67
really liked it
I was extremely pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed reading this collection of articles from The New York Time. I found each "article" well-wri ...more
May 15, 2008
Jan 04, 2009
 
In Cold Blood
4.05
really liked it
I read Truman Capote's "In Cold Blood" a few months after an eerily similar murder of an entire family with good community standing happened in my own ...more
Apr 2007
Jan 04, 2009
 
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (Freakonomics, #1)
3.93
liked it
My husband was an Economics major in college, so I have a passing acquaintance with Economics textbooks. The principles presented in Freakonomics are ...more
Aug 17, 2006
Jan 04, 2009
 
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
4.05
it was amazing
Why have I not read her before?? She has such a compelling voice! Her gift for making the unapproachable very approachable is exceptional. While extre ...more
Apr 19, 2013
Feb 07, 2014
 
Dance for Two: Essays
3.81
liked it
I enjoyed this more than I thought I might. This is an author that I may well seek out in the future. He definitely attains the laudable goal of makin ...more
Mar 15, 2013
Feb 07, 2014
 
How to Be a Woman
3.73
really liked it
This is strong writing by a strong woman. This appealed to my book group very much, and stimulated much conversation and even more (I think) thought o ...more
Jun 21, 2013
Feb 17, 2014
 
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America
3.60
it was ok
I agree with most of the comments by the negative reviewers' in this book. Too easy. Not real enough. Mostly just observing real working class poverty ...more
Sep 21, 2006
Jan 04, 2009
 
Outliers: The Story of Success
4.11
liked it
This was an interesting book that certainly had me thinking about how one succeeds in life, but I found the author a bit repetitive. Also, the first h ...more
May 15, 2009
Jan 04, 2009
 
Nom de Plume: A (Secret) History of Pseudonyms
3.63
liked it
This is an interesting look at the lives of several well-known authors. I was also introduced to a couple of authors with whom I was not familiar. Tho ...more
Sep 2012
Aug 06, 2011
 
Pretty is What Changes: Tough Choices, the Breast Cancer Gene, and Learning How to Live in the DNA Age
4.02
liked it
This book made for good and productive discussion at our book club.
Mar 16, 2011
Aug 06, 2011
 
Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure the World
4.21
liked it
None
Oct 2010
Aug 06, 2011
 
Deer Hunting with Jesus: Dispatches from America's Class War
3.85
liked it
None
Nov 2010
Aug 06, 2011
 
The Kid: What Happened After My Boyfriend and I Decided to Go Get Pregnant
4.03
really liked it
None
Jun 2010
Aug 06, 2011
 
Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality
4.02
really liked it
None
Feb 17, 2011
Jan 23, 2014
 
Thinking, Fast and Slow
4.08
liked it
None
Mar 23, 2012
Jan 23, 2014
 
Wifework: What Marriage Really Means for Women
3.68
did not like it
None
Nov 2012
Jan 23, 2014
 
We Learn Nothing
4.16
liked it
None
Feb 15, 2013
Feb 07, 2014
 
Bodies
3.80
liked it
None
Jun 2010
Aug 06, 2011
 
The Secret Currency of Love: The Unabashed Truth About Women, Money, and Relationships
3.67
liked it
None
Feb 2010
Aug 06, 2011
 
How to Write a Sentence: And How to Read One
3.45
None
not set
Apr 26, 2011
 
The Invisible Gorilla: And Other Ways Our Intuitions Deceive Us
3.88
liked it
None
Jul 19, 2013
Feb 17, 2014
 
How to Create the Perfect Wife: Britain's Most Ineligible Bachelor and His Enlightened Quest to Train the Ideal Mate
3.57
None
not set
Feb 17, 2014
 
At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance--A New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power
4.34
None
not set
Feb 17, 2014
 
The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism
3.78
None
not set
Feb 17, 2014
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