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Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock
3.83
it was amazing
Everyone knew that the Van Halen brothers were repugnant, alcoholic psychos, but the stories in the book are awesome and drive home how crazy they rea ...more
Jul 17, 2011
Jul 19, 2011
 
The Forgotten Highlander: My Incredible Story of Survival During the War in the Far East
4.43
it was amazing
I don't like books about war, but the summary for this man's survival of amazing events was so astounding I had to try it. What could have been a crus ...more
Jan 25, 2011
Jan 25, 2011
 
Divorced from the Mob: My Journey from Organized Crime to Independent Woman
3.19
really liked it
The title is slightly misleading, as none of the author's family or husbands were actually IN the mob. They were more... mob-adjacent. Still, they wer ...more
Jan 10, 2011
Jan 10, 2011
 
I Ain't Scared of You: Bernie Mac on How Life Is
4.08
liked it
Mixed feelings on this one, mainly because the book needs an editor so so so damn badly. It's basically several shows worth of comedy, but in little b ...more
Jul 12, 2011
May 09, 2010
 
Miró
3.90
liked it
I have mixed feelings about this book, because the narration is so damn personal and rambling and inconsequential. It started off fairly unique - the ...more
Jun 15, 2011
Jun 18, 2011
 
My Korean Deli: Risking It All for a Convenience Store
3.41
it was ok
The deli is NOT Korean. It is owned by Koreans. From what is described, it does not even stock the slightest bit of Korean food. The title is a total ...more
Aug 13, 2011
Aug 18, 2011
 
Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People
3.77
it was amazing
It was a little eerie listening to this book because I happened to be crafting at the time. So when they talked about cutting yourself, I just happene ...more
May 09, 2011
May 10, 2011
 
Area 51: An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base
3.73
liked it
Man was I duped into reading (listening, technically, as it's the adio version) this book. Area 51, declassified stuff, GREAT! No no no, you see it's ...more
Jul 12, 2011
Jul 14, 2011
 
The Essential Hieronymus Bosch (Essentials)
3.50
it was amazing
Unlike several other of The Essential... series, very little is actually known about Bosch - he lived and died in his hometown and didn't travel anywh ...more
Apr 28, 2011
Apr 28, 2011
 
Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention
4.21
it was amazing
I pretty much slept through my school years, so anything related to famous figures, periods of history, wars, politics, or life in general is quite li ...more
Jul 2011
Jul 05, 2011
 
Inside Scientology: The Story of America's Most Secretive Religion
3.85
liked it
It took me about 2 weeks to read this book because I couldn't take more than a small dose before becoming too angry and depressed to continue. I was f ...more
Sep 23, 2011
Sep 23, 2011
 
The Hot Zone
4.10
it was amazing
This is a fantastic book. I didn't think the subject matter would be as fascinating as it was, but the presentation is absolutely outstanding. It's ti ...more
Aug 16, 2011
Aug 18, 2011
 
A Paper Life
3.62
really liked it
Going into this book knowing little to nothing about the O'Neal family or John McEnroe, this story is heartbreaking. She really never had a chance, an ...more
Jul 18, 2011
May 09, 2010
 
Never Have Your Dog Stuffed: And Other Things I've Learned
3.85
really liked it
The only thing keeping this from 5 stars is the fact that Alda did not read the book himself (audio version), and it loses a bit with the narrator not ...more
Jul 28, 2011
Jul 28, 2011
 
Discovering the Great Masters: The Art Lover's Guide to Understanding Symbols in Paintings
4.22
really liked it
Beautifully presented with cut-outs over the art in question, with additional details pointed out. Then you simply flip the cardstock cutout away and ...more
Jun 17, 2011
Jun 18, 2011
 
The Non-Designer's Design Book
4.03
really liked it
My brother has this as a college textbook and I picked it up to flip through. It was really pretty interesting, once you get past the first half of th ...more
Aug 24, 2011
Aug 25, 2011
 
Los Angeles. Portrait of a City
4.53
really liked it
This is a massive, massive book with hundreds of big, high quality photos spanning the life of Los Angeles. I wish there had been more text, but I mad ...more
Sep 20, 2011
Sep 23, 2011
 
Great Artists Explained
3.86
really liked it
I think they might be able to squeeze some 2pt fonts in there if they tried really hard.

There seems to be a ton of text on each page, but I felt ther
...more
Oct 31, 2011
Oct 31, 2011
 
The Cubist Epoch
3.54
really liked it
While this is a long book filled with many full names and full dates and tons of facts, just when I thought I couldn't take anymore and my mind starte ...more
Apr 28, 2011
Apr 28, 2011
 
The Lost Continent: Travels in Small Town America
3.83
it was ok
This was quite obviously an early book in Bryson's career because the humor is nearly non-existent and is replaced by rather mean descriptions. It was ...more
Sep 23, 2011
Sep 23, 2011
 
Why a Painting Is Like a Pizza: A Guide to Understanding and Enjoying Modern Art
3.71
it was amazing
Very excellent explanation of various types of modern art and what to be aware of when studying it. Also a nice section at the back of questions and a ...more
Mar 27, 2011
Mar 30, 2011
 
Hotel Heaven: Confessions of a Luxury Hotel Addict
3.39
liked it
I learned there are lots of places that are very nice but that I would never be able to go visit, either because of money restrictions or my dislike o ...more
Jan 06, 2011
Jan 05, 2011
 
The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific
3.87
it was amazing
Completely fascinating. Completely. This is Bill Bryson kicked up a notch towards George Carlin. I learned so much from this book and it was so entert ...more
Jun 08, 2010
Jun 09, 2010
 
Moab Is My Washpot (Memoir #1)
3.98
really liked it
I've never read or heard a more perfect description of being unable to sing (or hum, or whistle) as what Fry has put down in this book.

Very good read
...more
Dec 14, 2010
Dec 14, 2010
 
Kosher Nation: Why More and More of America's Food Answers to a Higher Authority
3.96
really liked it
Just when I thought everything about Jews and Kosherocity had been covered, lo and behold, there's 6 more chapters! But it was interesting and I did l ...more
Jul 03, 2011
Jul 05, 2011
 
Confessions of a Conjuror
3.80
it was amazing
While there is magic tricks talked about and explained, in some cases, it's mostly psychology and generally entertaining stories. Much better than I h ...more
Jan 27, 2011
Jan 29, 2011
 
The Modern Scholar: Detective Fiction: From Victorian Sleuths to the Present
3.36
really liked it
Alexander was unprepared, unrehearsed, and repetitive. Nonetheless, the message managed to work its way through the garbled delivery.
May 29, 2011
May 29, 2011
 
A Lotus Grows in the Mud
3.83
liked it
Jesus wept, the audiobook's giggling and gooey voice was enough to make you drink. I don't think I could handle Goldie Hawn in real life.
Aug 23, 2011
Aug 25, 2011
 
Beasts in My Belfry
4.11
really liked it
Highly rec' the audiobook so you can hear the wonderful voice acting for The Colonel. Enjoyable book about amusing animal stories.
May 09, 2012
May 10, 2012
 
Neither Here nor There: Travels in Europe
3.87
it was ok
I've never heard Bill Bryson gripe so much about anything! Very uncharacteristic and off-putting.
Nov 25, 2010
Nov 25, 2010
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