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Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace ... One School at a Time
it was amazing
I had the honor of presenting the author, David Oliver Relin, at our library book group.

Greg Mortenson failed to climb K2, and while he headed back d
Oct 2007
Oct 29, 2007
The Next 100 Years: A Forecast for the 21st Century
did not like it
I chose to read this book because someone asked people's opinion on an email list. I couldn't buy into it enough to finish it.

First, we are asked to a
Jun 27, 2009
Aug 27, 2009
Mindful Eating: A Guide to Rediscovering a Healthy and Joyful Relationship with Food
liked it
I feel like I should like this book more because the author is a local and loved Zen teacher. I think the method of mindful eating is well-presented a ...more
Dec 27, 2009
Dec 26, 2009
Not Buying It: My Year Without Shopping
really liked it
Early on, the author recognizes the need to seek out Freud: "[The fetish] becomes pathological when the longing for the fetish passes beyond the point ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 07, 2008
Health at Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight
it was amazing
I read this after reading "Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat." It made me like that other book less, because this one covered all found in the othe ...more
Dec 30, 2009
Dec 31, 2009
Democracy in America
really liked it
I read selections this time around, as I did years ago.

de Tocqueville toured and studied America not long after the French Revolution. He was hoping t
Sep 2008
not set
Sep 18, 2008
Nobodies: Modern American Slave Labor and the Dark Side of the New Global Economy
liked it
Just the fact that this book exists means it needs some attention. I didn't finish just because I don't have the time for this...I don't need the deta ...more
Feb 18, 2009
Feb 18, 2009
Ensō: Zen Circles of Enlightenment
really liked it
The Buddhist name my Zen teacher gave me is Enji, which contains the same character as Enso, the word for this circle that symbolizes Zen for many, so ...more
Jun 26, 2008
Jul 10, 2008
No Time to Lose: A Timely Guide to the Way of the Bodhisattva
really liked it
This is not an introductory book for someone new to Buddhism. It is an excellent book for someone who knows some basics about Buddhism, has picked up ...more
May 2008
Mar 05, 2008
Taking Up Space
really liked it
Pattie Thomas shares her personal journey recovering from treating fat as the enemy, and applies her understanding as a sociologist to her experience, ...more
Jul 29, 2008
Jul 30, 2008
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