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All-of-a-Kind Family by Sydney Taylor
"Reading this again with my six year old now. It’s so good right from the beginning. "
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Good Sex by Jessica Graham
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Jessica Graham offers personal reflections and practical advice on how to get more out of getting some. “If we put our sexuality in a shoebox under the bed, we are putting a part of ourselves in there too,” she begins. She describes being cut off fro ...more
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Lust in Translation by Pamela Druckerman
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Pamela Druckerman, author of "Bringing Up Bebe," takes a similarly gripping yet unscientific world tour of adultery in "Lust in Translation." Her conclusion? That the American response to an affair, “panicky confrontations, our knee-jerk threats of d ...more
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Untrue by Wednesday Martin
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Wednesday Martin, of "Primates of Park Avenue" fame, writes: “Relinquish your libido, or tame it, for stability. Somehow we presume this is a developmental imperative of sorts, the hallmark of maturity and health, and that it will be easier for women ...more
It Doesn't Have to Be Crazy at Work by Jason Fried
"I agree wholeheartedly with most of this book. A quick read, also good. As a book itself, though, not standout writing."
Evicted by Matthew Desmond
"I can't remember a book as bleak and devastating as this one. It will take some time to process this subject matter and its implications. While reading it, I found myself bouncing between some pretty extreme reactions (personal responsibility! soc..." Read more of this review »
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
"HOW DOES THIS BOOK NOT HAVE 5 STARS ACROSS THE BOARD OMG IT'S SO GOOD I CANNOT BELIEVE ANYONE COULD READ THIS AND NOT LOVE IT. (Side note: unless you don't like steamy stuff. Because this book is...whew!)"
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The Book of Vice by Peter Sagal
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In “The Book of Vice,” Peter Sagal takes what he describes as a “tour of Lands Unknown and Pleasures Undreamed,” admittedly “the Apple Vacations version, a quickie skim through some of the more well-known attractions, my understanding of them limited ...more
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The Explosive Child by Ross W. Greene
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“The Explosive Child” is ostensibly a book for adults dealing with “kids who become frustrated far more easily and more often, and communicate their frustration in ways that are far more extreme than ‘ordinary’ kids,” yet any caretaker or educator ca ...more
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10% Happier by Dan   Harris
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I picked up “10% Happier” based on the title alone, having never heard of Dan Harris and with no clue that mindfulness would be the mechanism he’d recommend for achieving this attainable-yet-substantial goal. “Until recently, I thought of meditation ...more
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