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it was amazing
Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about why I read… what am I looking for in a book… that kind of thing. For most of my adult life thus far, I read thi ...more
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Mar 14, 2016
Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?
it was amazing
Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? is the crazy-but-true version of the story told in Oranges are Not the Only Fruit. Jeanette Winterson had a rat ...more
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Apr 05, 2012
Just Kids
it was amazing
Wow. It's no wonder to me that Patti Smith won the National Book Award for this book. Not only is it beautifully written in her own very distinctive v ...more
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Apr 12, 2012
Are You My Mother?
really liked it
While Fun Home was about Bechdel's father, his closeted gayness, his love of literature and his probably suicide, Are You My Mother focuses on her mot ...more
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Jul 12, 2012
All There Is: Love Stories from StoryCorps
it was amazing
This collection of stories about Love from StoryCorps is perfect. Each 2-3 page entry tells the story of a 'ordinary' couple who in their own way have ...more
Feb 25, 2012
Feb 27, 2012
The Slippery Year
really liked it
Ever find yourself on the car pick-up line at your kid's school and suddenly feel weighed down by the routine of it all? Well Melanie Gideon did. She ...more
Nov 27, 2009
Nov 27, 2009
Sleeping Arrangements
really liked it
This unusual biography tells the story of an orphaned eight year old girl who is raised by her two bachelor uncles in the Bronx. It’s not a typical ta ...more
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Nov 21, 2011
Stories I Only Tell My Friends
really liked it
SUMMER READING REVIEW: "I have followed Rob's career since I was a kid. We all probably had a crush on him one time or another. The book gave you insi ...more
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Aug 18, 2011
The Glass Castle
it was amazing
SUMMER READING CLUB: "This is a very sad but interesting memoir about a dysfunctional family growing up homeless and in poverty. The children became s ...more
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Sep 13, 2010
When You Are Engulfed in Flames
liked it
It's David Sedaris. You will laugh out loud. You will be compelled to read sections aloud to anyone within earshot.

It's more of the same from David Se
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Sep 14, 2010
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