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Our Endangered Values: America's Moral Crisis
3.85
it was ok
None
Jan 2007
Nov 15, 2007
 
The Tender Bar
3.93
really liked it
None
Feb 2007
Nov 15, 2007
 
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
4.15
really liked it
None
May 2007
Nov 15, 2007
 
Dispatches from the Edge: A Memoir of War, Disasters, and Survival
3.95
liked it
None
Jul 2007
Nov 15, 2007
 
Resilience: Reflections on the Burdens and Gifts of Facing Life's Adversities
3.60
really liked it
None
Jun 09, 2009
Jun 07, 2009
 
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
3.68
liked it
None
Jan 15, 2008
Nov 15, 2007
 
Always Looking Up: The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist
3.82
liked it
None
May 19, 2009
May 13, 2009
 
Lost on Planet China: The Strange and True Story of One Man's Attempt to Understand the World's Most Mystifying Nation, or How He Became Comfortable Eating Live Squid
3.77
really liked it
None
Sep 08, 2008
Aug 29, 2008
 
The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream
3.69
really liked it
None
Nov 18, 2008
Nov 11, 2008
 
The Idiot Girl and the Flaming Tantrum of Death: Reflections on Revenge, Germophobia, and Laser Hair Removal
3.86
liked it
None
Dec 16, 2008
Dec 15, 2008
 
The Diary of a Young Girl
4.10
really liked it
None
Apr 16, 2008
Feb 26, 2008
 
Eat, Pray, Love
3.51
it was amazing
If you've been in a bookstore in the last year, there is little doubt that you seen Elizabeth Gilbert's memoir. For that reason alone it got my attent ...more
Oct 2007
Nov 15, 2007
 
Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage
3.39
really liked it
I was a huge fan of "Eat, Pray, Love" and while Elizabeth Gilbert's new memoir, "Committed," picks up almost where that book left off, but it would be ...more
Feb 19, 2010
Feb 12, 2010
 
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
4.12
really liked it

Alison Bechdel's Fun Home has been on my radar pretty much ever since it published over 8 years ago. Despite having good, but still quite limited, exp
...more
Jul 28, 2015
Jul 22, 2015
 
The Foremost Good Fortune
3.64
it was ok
I knew going in that I wasn't the target audience/demographic for Susan Conley's memoir The Foremost Good Fortune, but that has never really stopped m ...more
May 08, 2011
Apr 30, 2011
 
Rafa: My Story
3.90
liked it
I am a big fan of tennis and especially Rafael Nadal, so there was little doubt that I would not like this book. That said, having read a handful of t ...more
Sep 30, 2011
Sep 23, 2011
 
You Had Me at Woof: How Dogs Taught Me the Secrets of Happiness
3.77
liked it
One of my fellow reading and dog loving friends e-mailed me and said I had to read this book and one look at the cover, especially as the owner of a B ...more
Jan 05, 2011
Jan 06, 2011
 
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory
4.04
really liked it

I am a bit fascinated with death -- or at least people's reactions to death and the rituals behind it, but clearly no where near as fascinated as Cait
...more
Jul 08, 2015
Jul 01, 2015
 
In Other Words
3.59
liked it

I am pretty torn about this one. In its favor, I fall into most of the intersections of a Venn Diagram in being a big fan of Jhumpa Lahiri, an Italian
...more
Jul 06, 2016
Jun 28, 2016
 
Keeping the Feast: One Couple's Story of Love, Food, and Healing in Italy
3.57
really liked it
Paula Butturini's "Keeping The Feast" was yet another addition to my Italy vacation prep, a memoir that certainly doubles as a love letter to Rome and ...more
May 08, 2010
May 04, 2010
 
Paris, I Love You but You're Bringing Me Down
3.44
liked it
I had been meaning to read Rosecrans Baldwin's debut novel You Lost Me There for some time now. But you know how it goes, another book gets in the way ...more
Aug 15, 2012
Aug 09, 2012
 
Zeitoun
4.08
really liked it
Having already read and enjoyed Eggers' previous work, Zeitoun was on my to-be-read list ever since it was published, but with all the 5th anniversary ...more
Sep 02, 2010
Aug 27, 2010
 
Official Book Club Selection: A Memoir According to Kathy Griffin
3.80
really liked it
First off, I am a huge Kathy Griffin fan. I have seen her stand-up act 3 times and probably will again when she comes to town in January. So when I wa ...more
Oct 02, 2009
Sep 27, 2009
 
Tolstoy and the Purple Chair: My Year of Magical Reading
3.50
really liked it
I am pretty sure I became aware of Nina Sankovitch during the year that would become the focus of Tolstoy and the Purple Chair. I either stumbled upon ...more
Jun 23, 2011
Jun 15, 2011
 
The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism
3.77
liked it
Like many folks who have recently(-ish) read to Naoki Higashida's The Reason I Jump, I came to it thanks to Jon Stewart's smackdown of glowing review ...more
Dec 26, 2013
Dec 26, 2013
 
Kathy Griffin's Celebrity Run-Ins: My A-Z Index
3.50
really liked it

If you are a fan of Kathy Griffin, this is pretty much her stand-up act on steroids -- which is saying something! In her live act, Kathy loves to tell
...more
Jan 09, 2017
Dec 27, 2016
 
Books for Living
3.85
liked it

If you are an avid reader -- and the chances are likely pretty good if you are on Goodreads and reading this -- it is hard not to like this book. We
...more
Mar 16, 2017
Mar 09, 2017
 
Party of One: A Memoir in 21 Songs
4.05
really liked it

I thoroughly enjoyed Dave Holmes memoir. Perhaps it's a bit odd to read a memoir about someone you are not familiar with at all, but I heard good thin
...more
Aug 16, 2016
Aug 10, 2016
 
The End of Your Life Book Club
3.81
really liked it

How could anyone who loves books not love a book that is itself so in love with books?

That is the question that Will Schwalbe asks in The End of You
...more
Oct 17, 2012
Oct 12, 2012
 
Dear Mr. You
3.80
really liked it

I have been a fan of Mary-Louise Parker for a long time -- most notably her roles in The West Wing, Angels in America, and Weeds. She is one of those
...more
Dec 29, 2015
Dec 18, 2015
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