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Inventing Joy by Joy Mangano
"I've given this 5 stars not because it's great literature, but because it's exactly what it was intended to be: an inspiring self-help book. Joy is such a likable narrator, I began writing a letter to her, which she actually encourages at the end..." Read more of this review »
The Nineteen Letters by Samson Raphael Hirsch
"Rabbi Samson Rafael Hirsch is my hero. I think of him as the rabbi of the Enlightenment: a pious man willing to contend with the questions the Age of Modernity posed to religion. This book was groundbreaking in its time, and is also much shorter a..." Read more of this review »
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Hooked by Nir Eyal
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12 Rules for Life by Jordan B. Peterson
"I don’t really need a self-help book. Like most of the world, I started this just to see what the big deal is about.

There is no big deal. All the people writing Trying-Too-Hard opinion reviews in New York magazine about how “dangerous” it is are..." Read more of this review »
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Dollars and Sense by Dan Ariely
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The rare book that I didn't finish. The information is accurate, I just didn't learn anything new.
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Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin
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Dollars and Sense by Dan Ariely
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Dealing with People You Can't Stand by Rick Brinkman
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The Rent Collector by Camron Wright
"The characters in this novel are flat; basically puppets created to speak the words put into their mouths by the author. In order to achieve this, the main character manages to learn to read a pretty high level in what seems like a matter of a few..." Read more of this review »
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The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon
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“The victim who is able to articulate the situation of the victim has ceased to be a victim: he or she has become a threat.”
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