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To Be Perfectly Honest: One Man's Year of Almost Living Truthfully Could Change Your Life. No Lie.
did not like it
To be perfectly honest, I thought this book I received for free through Goodreads First Reads was absolutely terrible. But clearly I am not his key de ...more
Apr 15, 2011
Apr 09, 2011
All the Light We Cannot See
it was amazing
I love the exquisite way this story is told - a multifaceted story like a diamond itself . It reminds me of the movie "Life is Beautiful".
Aug 15, 2015
Dec 22, 2014
Hit the Ground Stumbling
liked it
I received for free through Goodreads First Reads. Since I was disappointed with another book I received through the program, I decided to preview the ...more
May 23, 2011
Apr 30, 2011
A Time to Run (Ellen Fischer, #1)
really liked it
A lighthearted novel loosely taking place in have CA/DC political scene.
Mar 24, 2016
Mar 20, 2016
Mob Rules: What the Mafia Can Teach the Legitimate Businessman
it was ok
This book, illustrates that common sense benefits all, even Mafia members. The author organizes the book into short lessons and provides anecdotes pro ...more
Jun 18, 2011
Jun 18, 2011
Methland: The Death and Life of an American Small Town
liked it
There was interesting discussion about the effects of governmental policies on meth, connections in the rise of meth use to big agriculture, and the d ...more
Feb 25, 2012
Feb 19, 2012
The Seasoning of a Chef: My Journey from Diner to Ducasse and Beyond
did not like it
I found this book in the library of a rented condo during vacation. As a foodie and someone who likes reading chef memoirs, I was definitely excited t ...more
Dec 25, 2011
Dec 22, 2011
A Visit from the Goon Squad
really liked it
Didn't really care for the last story/ending, but otherwise an interesting read with several intertwining plot lines spanning several decades.
Feb 24, 2014
Feb 19, 2014
The Bridges of Madison County
liked it
**spoiler alert** I liked this book until the end…I thought the letter to her kids was a little bit TMI in the context.
Sep 24, 2014
Sep 23, 2014
Making Ideas Happen: Overcoming the Obstacles Between Vision and Reality
liked it
Some good points, but can be self-promoting and somewhat outdated at times. Case in point - discussing the author's organization app that is no longer ...more
Sep 02, 2015
Aug 24, 2015
Sous Chef: 24 Hours on the Line
liked it
While it seemed to be a realistic account of the life of a sous chef, I didn't really learn anything new other than a few professional techniques. Als ...more
Jan 19, 2015
Jan 05, 2015
liked it
Great story, but the writing was somewhat sloppy.
Jul 2014
Jul 02, 2014
Reading Lolita in Tehran
really liked it
Slow at the beginning, but drew me in later in the book. Warning that there are a lot of classic literature spoilers, if you care about something over ...more
Feb 26, 2016
Feb 15, 2016
Watership Down (Watership Down, #1)
it was amazing
Really charming book about the lives of a group of rabbits. I really liked how the characters develop throughout the story and the level of imaginatio ...more
Jan 14, 2015
Dec 19, 2014
Feng Shui That Makes Sense: Easy Ways to Create a Home That FEELS as Good as It Looks
really liked it
I thought this book had a lot of practical suggestions. However, I thought the section at the end was very specific and seemed to contradict the easyg ...more
Oct 31, 2014
Sep 15, 2014
Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything
liked it
Interesting topic. I really enjoyed the early sections regarding the history of memory and tactics used by the best "mental athletes". However, the wr ...more
Apr 2015
Mar 09, 2011
They Eat Puppies, Don't They?
it was ok
Satire that lacked a bite.
May 2015
Apr 06, 2015
The End of Poverty
liked it
Interesting macroeconomic discussion of poverty, but at times just seems too full of himself and redundant. It would be interesting to see where the w ...more
Aug 2014
May 02, 2013
Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety
it was ok
Interesting material, but slow paced and rambling. How can something be so terrifying yet boring?!
Dec 08, 2014
Oct 27, 2014
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
it was amazing
Sappy, but sweet. Interesting story of innocent forbidden love and loyalty. A bit of a guilty pleasure, but a good read nonetheless.
not set
Sep 08, 2014
The Tender Bar
really liked it
Beautiful memoir and coming-of-age story, but be prepared for a depressing start of his life/the book.
Jan 02, 2017
Sep 27, 2012
Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions
really liked it
Loved the ideas and content, but can't help but wish he made a more irrational concluding chapter.
Jun 03, 2015
Feb 28, 2011
A New Leaf: The End of Cannabis Prohibition
not set
Feb 19, 2015
Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table
really liked it
not set
Feb 28, 2011
White House Chef: Eleven Years, Two Presidents, One Kitchen
really liked it
not set
Feb 28, 2011
Flower Confidential: The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful in the Business of Flowers
it was amazing
not set
Mar 02, 2011
The Creature from Jekyll Island
not set
Jan 26, 2015
Fight Club
it was amazing
Apr 14, 2013
Mar 02, 2011
Salt: A World History
not set
Feb 23, 2015
The Years of Rice and Salt
liked it
not set
Feb 28, 2011
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