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Deep Economy: The...
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The What's Happening to My Body? Book for Boys by Lynda Madaras
"Ok, here is what happened: in hopes of avoiding any awkward talks, my mother dealt with her two pubescent children by buying us books. My brother got What's Happening To My Body Book For Boys, I got What's Happening to My Body Book For Girls. We b..." Read more of this review »
The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan
"I liked Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma so much that I searched goodreads reviews for reasons not to like it.

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Whenever a really influential book like this comes out, there's a pretty reliable pattern that follows. There's the..." Read more of this review »
Dreams from My Father by Barack Obama
" Well, I don't claim any expertise but I can find no reference to this statement other than at right-wing Obama-hating websites, and as one of the many ...more "
Cooked by Michael Pollan
"So as background, let me tell you a little bit about the day I started/gave up reading this book.
I woke up in my tiny (494 sq ft) 1920s-era house in a walkable urban neighborhood. As I went outside to water my vegetable garden and take out the re..." Read more of this review »
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Lidia's Italian-American Kitchen by Lidia Matticchio Bastianich
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It's not Italian, it's Italian-American. This is not a famous chef's interpretations. This is (mostly) how my own grandmom cooked veal parmagiana, lasagna, stuffed shells, pizzelles, pasta fagioli...
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Dreams from My Father by Barack Obama
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Forget for a moment who the author has become. This is not a book written by a politician or a would-be president. It's a book that was written by someone who subsequently became those things. For that reason, it's a very honest account of an America ...more
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Gomorrah by Roberto Saviano
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The World Is Flat by Thomas L. Friedman
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Longitudes and Attitudes by Thomas L. Friedman
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