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Kids: How Biology and Culture Shape the Way We Raise Young Children
3.84
really liked it
As a parent in America I sometimes feel like I'm part of some suspicious cult. I have to give up my lifestyle, adhere to a dogma that goes unquestione ...more
Mar 31, 2008
Mar 15, 2008
 
Zelda Fitzgerald
3.94
it was amazing
This book haunted me when I read it as a teen. Partially, because it followed a life so charming and lively into the ravages of bad marriage and menta ...more
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Jan 27, 2011
 
Healing the Soul in the Age of the Brain: Becoming Conscious in an Unconscious World
4.00
really liked it
I can't put this book down. It really challenges the unshakable faith we put in medicine, drugs, and science while at the same time ignoring our insti ...more
not set
Mar 22, 2008
 
War, Racism and Economic Injustice: The Global Ravages of Capitalism
3.69
it was ok
This is a series of Castro's speeches to different assemblies and organizations. He is pretty articulate in his critique of capitalism and its effects ...more
Jan 2008
Mar 17, 2008
 
Stiffed: The Betrayal of the American Man
3.84
I really want to read this book but why is it so long? Why does it assume right off that the middle class male is the "everyman" that has disappeared ...more
not set
Mar 17, 2008
 
After Many a Summer Dies the Swan
3.74
it was amazing
One of my favorite books, very disturbing take on American manias and Hollywood. Haven't read it in awhile but recommend it to anyone interested in th ...more
not set
Apr 27, 2008
 
The Magus
4.04
really liked it
I am writing this before reading any other reviews because I don't want to be influenced at all, which speaks to the depth of this book, the ideas thr ...more
Nov 30, 2011
Dec 01, 2011
 
Revenge of the Lawn: Stories 1962-1970
4.11
it was amazing
Revenge of the Lawn is one of my favorite stories from Brautigan. Original, visionary and timely as ever.
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Apr 17, 2008
 
Googled: The End of the World as We Know It
3.65
really liked it
Years ago I refused to get on the internet and now here I am writing this review online. How did we get here and where are we going? That's the fun of ...more
not set
Jan 27, 2011
 
The Time Traveler's Wife
3.95
liked it
This is a fun story, a romance which would usually get a big fat boo from me, but this has such an interesting premise I couldn't resist. The characte ...more
not set
May 08, 2008
 
Middlesex
3.98
The beginning of this book was a drag for me as it drew out the mystery and (priggishness?) of the main character, and I don't like the family saga fo ...more
Apr 2008
Mar 17, 2008
 
Deceptively Delicious: Simple Secrets to Get Your Kids Eating Good Food
3.39
it was amazing
This cookbook has changed the way I shop for food. I used to be overwhelmed by what I considered "food puritanism", in which parents with too much tim ...more
Jan 2008
Apr 13, 2008
 
Opening Skinner's Box: Great Psychological Experiments of the Twentieth Century
3.91
really liked it
This is a series of essays on the controversial psychological experiments of our time. My favorite so far is the experiment where 8 sane people attemp ...more
Jun 09, 2008
Jun 03, 2008
 
The Freud Reader
3.95
So far have enjoyed the chronological presentation of Freud's important works, especially as I have never read him before, have only heard of his vari ...more
not set
May 08, 2008
 
The Turn of the Screw
3.45
it was amazing
So I did give this a reread because I was intrigued by the governess as crazy approach that seems to be taken for granted. Again, I did not get that f ...more
Jan 2005
Apr 13, 2008
 
Rule of the Bone
3.87
liked it
I read this book pretty fast as the plot is subversive fun; something is always happening to the rapidly evolving main character who takes the name of ...more
Apr 26, 2008
Apr 16, 2008
 
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #1)
3.89
really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. I loved the strange pictures and moody setting. I liked the main character and did not find the writing as formulaic as mo ...more
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Mar 02, 2012
 
The Collected Writings
4.03
really liked it
Pretty cool to have a definitive collection of Zelda's work. Her imagery is exciting and different, but given to strange trips and lost thoughts. A bi ...more
not set
Jan 27, 2011
 
The Marriage Plot
3.42
liked it
As always, once the plot starts rolling along I'm going with it, despite the ridiculousness of my plight. This is a college love triangle which begins ...more
not set
Jan 05, 2013
 
Girl, Interrupted
3.90
it was amazing
A modern classic along the lines of The Bell Jar and The Yellow Wallpaper, only this is not a fictionalized account--I include it with those two becau ...more
not set
May 21, 2008
 
Dorothea Lange: A Life Beyond Limits
4.02
it was amazing
This not only brings to light a fascinating artist, but meticulously recreates the history, the social awareness, and the contradictions in her life a ...more
not set
Jun 08, 2012
 
Breakfast at Tiffany's: A Short Novel and Three Stories
3.89
really liked it
"Breakfast at Tiffany's" is a tale for anybody who ever went to a city and reinvented themselves. Also a tale about a successful "it" girl, maybe one ...more
Sep 08, 2008
Mar 15, 2008
 
How to Win Friends and Influence People
4.13
liked it
Well, this certainly gives me something to aspire to, however it is a bit dated. This book relies on a lot of personal stories so it antiquates itself ...more
not set
Jan 27, 2011
 
Big Girls Don't Cry: The Election that Changed Everything for American Women
4.15
it was amazing
First book purchased for my iphone and read in installments out and about. Great book about how the hopes women had for the 08 election played out in ...more
Dec 2010
Jan 27, 2011
 
A Little History of the World
4.10
really liked it
Got this for my daughter and could not be more pleased with the fun presentation of history. No, this is not an in depth look at history -- simply imp ...more
not set
Mar 22, 2008
 
Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder
3.95
it was amazing
A great argument for spending unstructured time outdoors with kids. Does not preach, and pokes holes in some of the usual arguments for environmentali ...more
not set
Aug 11, 2008
 
In Search of Powder: A Story of America's Disappearing Ski Bum
3.85
liked it
This gave me insight into my own nearby ski town, South Lake Tahoe and that's why I picked it up. I didn't enjoy the writing and felt the book needed ...more
not set
Sep 11, 2011
 
Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain
3.83
liked it
This book is a tale of compulsion, told compulsively. There are many insights for anybody who wants to think about contemporary women and their strugg ...more
not set
Jun 12, 2011
 
The Hunger Games Trilogy Boxset (The Hunger Games, #1-3)
4.49
really liked it
These books start slow, with the exception of the first, hence the four stars. However, taken together, what a fun story! Fast paced and reasonable le ...more
not set
Jan 27, 2011
 
Cheerful Money: Me, My Family, and the Last Days of Wasp Splendor
3.20
liked it
I could only read this book in spurts as it is less narrative and more episodic. Lovingly captures a cast of characters but fails to let the reader in ...more
not set
Jan 12, 2012
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