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At Home in the World
it was ok
This woman must have driven everyone around her absolutely nuts. What an odd mix of over achiever and total schmuck. I want to give her credit for por ...more
Jun 30, 2010
Jun 08, 2010
Live from New York
liked it
I was almost convinced that I wasn't going to make it through this book. For a surprisingly long time listening to silence was almost better than list ...more
Feb 12, 2012
Jan 24, 2012
Traveling with Pomegranates: A Mother-Daughter Story
it was amazing
My mother actually gave me this to listen to, and I did not read the back cover prior to starting it, so I didn’t know what I was delving into. I’m cu ...more
Oct 31, 2009
Oct 22, 2009
The Size of the World
really liked it
I liked how the author took stories that seemed completely unrelated at first glance and linked them to one another. The fact that the last story led ...more
Oct 17, 2008
Aug 31, 2008
Live Nude Elf
really liked it
Reverend Jen’s writing reminds me of some of the cheekier columnists from Creative Loafing. You can’t help but chuckle when you read their work, even ...more
Feb 18, 2010
Jul 02, 2009
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
really liked it
I just had to read the book that supposedly launched Bourdain’s career, so I was excited to find it in downloadable format. All the better, the versio ...more
Nov 04, 2009
Oct 28, 2009
A Wolf at the Table: A Memoir of My Father
did not like it
Am I really supposed to feel empathy (or even sympathy) for this whiny ass momma’s boy? Seriously? Okay, so your father is a class A asshole and your ...more
Nov 29, 2009
Nov 19, 2009
When Madeline Was Young
it was ok
This wasn’t what I was expecting. It’s not a bad book; just not what I was expecting. Given the title and the jacket summary, I expected a story much ...more
Jul 23, 2009
Jul 14, 2009
All Over the Map
it was amazing
This is what Eat, Pray, Love should have been, but missed by a long shot. Put simply, it is one women’s journey through coming to terms with her nomad ...more
Feb 17, 2011
Feb 04, 2011
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future...: Twists and Turns and Lessons Learned
really liked it
I knew Fox was a great speaker, but I’ve never actually read (or in this case listened to) any of his writing. This is a pretty short book, but I thou ...more
May 18, 2011
May 07, 2011
Do Travel Writers Go to Hell?: A Swashbuckling Tale of High Adventures, Questionable Ethics, and Professional Hedonism
really liked it
This book was mentioned in the intro of The Best American Travel Writing 2008. It wasn’t a very favorable mention, but it caught my interest. I read i ...more
Jan 09, 2009
Jan 25, 2009
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace . . . One School at a Time
it was ok
I love what Greg Mortenson has done. I love his message. I love what this book is about. But I just couldn't get into it. I felt like I should have be ...more
Mar 24, 2010
Mar 03, 2010
Detour: My Bipolar Road Trip in 4-D
did not like it
I don’t feel like this is so much a journey into what it’s like to suffer with a mental illness as what it is to be a privileged, self absorbed indivi ...more
Dec 30, 2010
Nov 08, 2010
Einstein: His Life and Universe
really liked it
I am typically not fond of biographies, and the sheer size of this book gave me second thoughts about reading it. Where most biographies strike me as ...more
Sep 28, 2008
Sep 20, 2008
it was ok
Before anyone gets upset about my rating of this book, let me just say that my lack of enjoyment was due to my own short comings. I have little to no ...more
Sep 17, 2008
Jul 13, 2008
The Accidental Billionaires
liked it
Really liked the book but I kind of hate Saverin and Zuckerberg now. Can we say pompous? And I've officially concluded I have no urge to ever go to Ha ...more
Mar 22, 2012
Jan 05, 2012
On the Brink: Inside the Race to Stop the Collapse of the Global Financial System
really liked it
So, I lost this book half way through reading it. It’s not like I don’t know how it ends, so I don’t think I’ll be running out to purchase a replaceme ...more
Jul 04, 2010
Mar 03, 2010
How Starbucks Saved My Life Unabridged Compact Discs
it was ok
I can’t pinpoint an exact reason why, but this booked smacked of condescension. Even as the author touts his story about how Starbucks made him open h ...more
Dec 2008
Dec 04, 2008
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
liked it
I'm not sure if my husband appreciated me reading this given the changes in our household it inspired but I'm glad I did. I will say it's a doozy to g ...more
Dec 22, 2011
Nov 29, 2011
The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible
really liked it
Bought this for my husband, but ended up picking it up to see what it was all about. I’m not religious myself, so I was curious to see what an atheist ...more
Mar 25, 2011
Feb 14, 2011
Tis Unabridged: A Memoir
really liked it
I haven't read Angelas's Ashes yet, but I definitly want to after reading 'Tis. My husband asked me what I thought of the book, and I had a hard time ...more
Apr 28, 2008
May 03, 2008
Eat Pray Love
did not like it
Seriously, what is with all the hype about this book? It is page after page of listening to a whiny, self centered woman find her way from one obsessi ...more
Dec 16, 2010
Aug 29, 2010
Down and Out in Paris and London
really liked it
This book is odd because it is very straight forward and factual, but it doesn’t come across as the typical boring, textbook-like feel that you would ...more
Aug 19, 2009
Jun 18, 2009
Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance
liked it
I didn't read this for any political reasons. I wasn't looking to form an opinion about Obama as a President or any other political figure. I read thi ...more
Dec 22, 2011
Jul 07, 2011
Getting Stoned with Savages: A Trip Through the Islands of Fiji and Vanuatu
it was amazing
Laughed my ass off with this one. Wittiness is generally something that passes me by, but Troost seems to click with my off beat sense of humor. I can ...more
Jun 08, 2010
May 18, 2010
Angela's Ashes: A Memoir
did not like it
I expected more emotion and depth from this story. There was so little detail to his recounting, that it felt a bit like I got the glossed over versio ...more
Jun 2010
May 18, 2010
Hardcore Zen: Punk Rock, Monster Movies and the Truth About Reality
it was ok
I honestly read this because I was trying out my Kindle and it was a free download. So based on that it was a decent book. But had I actually paid for ...more
Apr 05, 2012
Jan 27, 2012
Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life
it was amazing
I’m a bit young to remember Steve Martin as a stand up comic rather than as the actor he is today. What comedy of his I am familiar with, I’m not typi ...more
Mar 28, 2008
Mar 30, 2008
Truth and Beauty
really liked it
This is Ann Patchett’s first non-fiction novel about a friendhsip she formed while in college, and continued through the first part of her adult life. ...more
Mar 13, 2008
Mar 16, 2008
Homegrown Democrat: A Few Plain Thoughts from the Heart of America
it was ok
I'm a big fan of Prarrie Home Companion, so when I saw this in the store, I thought it could be interesting. Keillor tends to ramble on throughout the ...more
Jul 11, 2008
May 03, 2008
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