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Improv Wisdom: Don't Prepare, Just Show Up
4.01
it was amazing
there's so much wisdom in these 160 pages, and although it may sound improv-focused, the content really applies to your whole life. what's great about ...more
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May 23, 2012
 
The Population Bomb
3.30
really liked it
i finally got around to reading paul ehrlich's pivotal book on population and i'm glad i read it. more than expected, it's a little more doom and gloo ...more
Jun 17, 2010
Nov 04, 2009
 
Good Boss, Bad Boss: How to Be the Best... and Learn from the Worst
3.78
liked it
i'm a bit of a font snob, and i'll have to say that i was pretty turned off by the typeface. i bet it was meant to be approachable, but it came across ...more
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Aug 30, 2011
 
Young Widower: A Memoir
3.96
liked it
3.5 stars. good writing and a compelling story - the fact that john evans had such a tragic event happen to him is enough to draw you in. at times, i ...more
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May 02, 2016
 
We Gon' Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation
4.30
really liked it
for a mere 168 pages, this book speaks volumes. it takes you through the role of white people, student protest, cultural equity, resegregation, fergus ...more
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Dec 13, 2016
 
The Man Who Lied to His Laptop: What We Can Learn about Ourselves from Our Machines
3.63
really liked it
3.5 stars. like cliff himself, this book is all over the place and thinks faster than most people. it would benefit from more focus. that said, you ge ...more
Feb 27, 2015
Feb 14, 2015
 
A Working Theory of Love
3.31
really liked it
I enjoyed this book much more than I was expecting to like it. Mostly, I felt glued to the dialogue between Neill and Dr. Bassett - I probably could h ...more
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Oct 13, 2013
 
Cutting for Stone
4.28
it was amazing
this book has rhythm to it, in that there's a varying pace to the writing. it's a slow starter and i had to dig in for the first 25 pages. the story p ...more
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Mar 01, 2011
 
A Woman Without a Country: Poems
4.00
liked it
I don't read very much poetry, so I feel a bit weird each time I review a book of poems. a handful of these stuck with me and at least half didn't res ...more
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Mar 28, 2015
 
Old Ladies: Stories
3.56
really liked it
Nancy Packer is such a master of short stories and she can develop a character so much in 30 pages, where I feel like I know that person's thoughts, h ...more
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May 30, 2013
 
The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It
4.11
it was amazing
The best thing about this book is that there's so much information, it's worth buying so you can pick it up again.

Kelly pulls from various case studi
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Jun 28, 2012
 
Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All
4.05
liked it
I think this is a great book on how to cultivate your own creativity. I have heard David Kelley speak numerous times, so if you are a Stanford insider ...more
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Oct 22, 2013
 
The Language of Food: A Linguist Reads the Menu
3.68
really liked it
anyone loving food, language or culture would enjoy this book. professor dan jurafsky unveils interesting histories around how we talk about food, int ...more
Sep 15, 2015
Jun 24, 2014
 
My Own Country: A Doctor's Story
4.18
really liked it
wonderful account of verghese's time in tennessee during the emergence of AIDS cases. i learned so much from his perspective, dealing with the socio-c ...more
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May 02, 2011
 
Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
4.00
really liked it
this is one of the better business books I've read. perhaps because I'm a minimalist, it especially appeals to me. I think the first third of the book ...more
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Feb 24, 2014
 
When Breath Becomes Air
4.32
really liked it
excellent writing; I thought it would be a sadder memoir, but instead I found it to be more exploratory about the switching off roles from doctor to p ...more
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Jan 20, 2016
 
This Boy's Life
3.98
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Mar 13, 2014
 
Honey
3.90
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Jul 09, 2013
 
The Souls of Mixed Folk: Race, Politics, and Aesthetics in the New Millennium
4.10
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Oct 22, 2013
 
The Extreme Life of the Sea
3.98
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Mar 18, 2014
 
The Art of Procrastination: A Guide to Effective Dawdling, Lollygagging and Postponing
3.67
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Jan 15, 2013
 
Ivory Ghosts (Catherine Sohon Elephant Mystery #1)
3.82
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Jan 23, 2015
 
inGenius: A Crash Course on Creativity
3.82
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Feb 29, 2012
 
The Spinoza Problem
4.12
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Feb 21, 2012
 
The Maramon Convention
4.20
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Jun 10, 2015
 
Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon's Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart
4.21
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Aug 04, 2015
 
Simple Rules: How to Thrive in a Complex World
3.60
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Sep 04, 2015
 
Latino America: How America's Most Dynamic Population is Poised to Transform the Politics of the Nation
3.81
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Sep 30, 2015
 
The Tsar of Love and Techno
4.28
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Dec 07, 2015
 
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success
4.04
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Dec 08, 2015
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