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I'm sure this is an excellent biography of Truman, but I just couldn't get into it. Somewhere in the telling of Truman's army service during the first ...more
Mar 19, 2016
Aug 28, 2015
Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime
it was ok
I have to say that I found the description of the meltdowns in the McCain and Edwards campaign the most fascinating. It's a good companion book for An ...more
Jun 16, 2010
May 30, 2010
Atomic Renaissance: Women Mystery Writers of the 1940s and 1950s
really liked it
Jeffrey Marks, an expert on the classic hard-boiled mystery novel, recounts the lives and works of seven female mystery writers. With the exception of ...more
not set
Apr 02, 2012
Sybil Exposed: The Extraordinary Story Behind the Famous Multiple Personality Case
really liked it
We all know about Sybil, the women with 16 separate personalities which resulted from horrific abuse she suffered at the hands of her schizophrenic mo ...more
Nov 30, 2011
Oct 21, 2011
Pocket Guide To The Apocalypse: The Official Field Manual For The End Of The World
really liked it
This is an excellent companion book for Mercury Falls, as it goes into more detail about the many people throughout the centuries who have loudly and ...more
Feb 17, 2012
Mar 16, 2012
Ghosty Men: The Strange but True Story of the Collyer Brothers, New York's Greatest Hoarders: An Urban Historical
really liked it
This book turned out to be a lot shorter than I thought it would be--that's the downside of Kindle. I wish there were more of it.

Lidz weaves the story
Aug 04, 2011
Jul 29, 2011
Dog, Inc.: The Uncanny Inside Story of Cloning Man's Best Friend
really liked it
For the record, my family has a dog, a beautiful, neurotic border collie named Bailey. And we love him dearly. There's never been another dog like him ...more
Apr 08, 2012
Apr 06, 2012
Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster
really liked it
I've never particularly wanted to climb a mountain, although I can see the attraction. There's that sense of elitism, that you conquered your fear and ...more
Dec 16, 2012
Jan 02, 2013
Worst. President. Ever.: James Buchanan, the POTUS Rating Game, and the Legacy of the Least of the Lesser Presidents
liked it
It took me a while to get through this book. So right off the bat, I will tell you it is a book you can put down and come back to later. Sometimes muc ...more
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Jun 17, 2017
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
it was amazing
I rarely give out five stars. I feel that a book has to be truly outstanding to earn the best rating, just as a book has to be downright God-awful to ...more
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Feb 01, 2012
The Politician: An Insider's Account of John Edwards's Pursuit of the Presidency and the Scandal That Brought Him Down
liked it
I'll admit it, this book was a guilty pleasure. I've followed the John & Elizabeth Edwards Show with great interest for some time now and I've tak ...more
Sep 30, 2010
Oct 06, 2010
Double Down: Game Change 2012
liked it
This is the follow up to the authors' previous book Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime this time giving ...more
not set
Jul 09, 2015
it was ok
Fortier's memoir of his experiences on the beat is like sitting next to a former cop at a bar and listening to his stories of life on the beat. Writte ...more
Aug 05, 2012
Jul 23, 2012
A Singular Woman: The Untold Story of Barack Obama's Mother
it was ok
You'd think a woman who was born in Kansas, moved to Hawaii, married an African national in 1961, gave birth to the first African American president, ...more
Aug 11, 2011
Jul 29, 2011
Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free
liked it
I read this book because I heard about it on NPR's Morning Edition. It was the first selection of their newly minted book club. Author and book store ...more
Jan 24, 2015
Jan 05, 2015
Luckiest Man: The Life and Death of Lou Gehrig
liked it
There's an awful lot about baseball in this book. That should come as no surprise, as Lou Gehrig was famous for being a star baseball player. And I ha ...more
not set
Sep 04, 2014
So You've Been Publicly Shamed
it was amazing
Ever see a tweet or link about someone who'd done or said something awful? Of course you have. And you probably even passed it along to friends, with ...more
Apr 13, 2015
Apr 10, 2015
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
really liked it
My daughter received this book when she went to Freshman Orientation at the University of Greensboro. It was part of their First Year Summer Read prog ...more
not set
Aug 20, 2013
Jump Start Your Book Promo
it was ok
Two stars means it was OK, and that's exactly how I felt about this book. I can't say I liked it. There were some things I found useful, but on the wh ...more
not set
Mar 05, 2014
The Lost Child of Philomena Lee: A Mother, Her Son and a 50 Year Search
liked it
I decided to read this book after seeing the film "Philomena" starring Steve Coogan as the author Martin Sixsmith and Judi Dench as Philomena.

And I h
Nov 04, 2015
Sep 25, 2015
Far from the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity
it was amazing
I don't often give five stars to books, but Solomon's lengthy exploration of what happens when parents have children who are not at all like them dese ...more
Apr 24, 2013
Apr 01, 2013
Satan's Circus: Murder, Vice, Police Corruption, and New York's Trial of the Century
it was ok
As I said earlier, there is just too much information in this book. Not that it isn't interesting, there's just too much of it. The title included som ...more
Oct 05, 2011
Sep 22, 2011
Forbidden Creatures: Inside the World of Animal Smuggling and Exotic Pets
really liked it
Do I have a sense of timing, or what? A few days after reading this book, Terry Thompson went out to his private menagerie of exotic animals, opened u ...more
Oct 16, 2011
May 30, 2010
Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant?
it was amazing
As our parents grow older, we like to believe we'll fulfill our roles as caring sons and daughters, willing to help out and do whatever it takes to ma ...more
May 30, 2014
May 15, 2014
The Up Side of Down: Why Failing Well Is the Key to Success
really liked it
I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

I have to say I started it expecting a touchy-feely, "when lif
Jan 30, 2014
Jan 27, 2014
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