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Gang Leader for a Day
4.01
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Venkatesh offers a rare glimpse into the lives of tenants and gang members at Chicago's Robert Taylor projects in the heyday of the Black Kings' crack ...more
Apr 11, 2012
Mar 27, 2012
 
Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities, and Occasional Moments of Grace
3.51
really liked it
I listened to this on audiobook, and was very engaged. Mothers (and mothers-to-be) suffer a great deal of disapproval -- and even outright attacks -- ...more
May 06, 2011
May 09, 2011
 
SuperFreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes And Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance
3.95
it was ok
Listening to the audiobook, read by Dubner. The introduction was charming, and I'm keen to see how they tie each mini-study to their newfound theme (i ...more
Jun 06, 2010
May 12, 2010
 
Everything Bad is Good for You
3.49
really liked it
This book is so much fun! And Steven Johnson is (mostly) convincing me that video games involve important decision-making skills and delayed rather th ...more
Apr 19, 2009
Apr 21, 2009
 
Men, Women and Relationships: Making Peace with the Opposite Sex
3.76
liked it
I'm a little embarrassed to be reading this, but it is really quite enlightening and reassuring on a number of points.
Jan 04, 2008
Dec 14, 2007
 
The World in Six Songs: How the Musical Brain Created Human Nature
3.68
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Oct 31, 2010
Oct 10, 2010
 
Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife
3.57
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May 26, 2009
 
The Sibling Effect: What the Bonds Among Brothers and Sisters Reveal About Us
3.24
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Nov 03, 2011
 
Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions
4.10
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Apr 12, 2013
May 07, 2009
 
True Notebooks: A Writer's Year at Juvenile Hall
4.09
it was amazing
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Apr 25, 2012
 
Sybil Exposed: The Extraordinary Story Behind the Famous Multiple Personality Case
3.60
really liked it
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Jan 23, 2013
 
Recreational Terror: Women and the Pleasures of Horror Film Viewing
3.97
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May 20, 2016
May 20, 2016
 
Men, Women, and Chain Saws: Gender in the Modern Horror Film
4.09
it was amazing
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May 20, 2016
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