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The Stars in Our Eyes by Julie Klam
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I won't pretend to be an unbiased observer about a book where I appear in a chapter, but Julie is a terrific person who writes a terrific book, whether I'm in it or not. STARS is a clear-eyed examination of what we get out of celebrities and why we k ...more
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The Relic Master by Christopher Buckley
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Imagine a Bing Crosby/Bob Hope road movie, only it's in the 16th century, one of them is a religious relic seller, the other is the painter Durer and they're trying to steal the Shroud of Turin. Christopher Buckley veers sharply from his usual world ...more
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The Perfect Comeback of Caroline Jacobs by Matthew Dicks
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(Full disclosure: This book was given to me by my former editor, who is Mr. Dicks' current editor.)

The best description I can come up for PERFECT COMEBACK is that it's the best indie film I've seen this year. The characters are appealing, likably fla
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The Seven Good Years by Etgar Keret
The Seven Good Years
by Etgar Keret (Goodreads Author)
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This is a small gem of a book and I'm saying that not just because it's less than 200 pages, a happy read on a spring afternoon. I'm saying it's a small gem because the book is short (2, 3 pages max) essays about small moments of his life; waiting at ...more
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Bettyville by George Hodgman
Bettyville
by George Hodgman (Goodreads Author)
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Dryly funny, loving, and slightly melancholy is a nearly impossible combination to achieve, but George Hodgman has done it in BETTYVILLE, his book about coming back to his hometown in Missouri to care for his elderly mother. He deftly weaves the stor ...more
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Spring Chicken by Bill Gifford
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I'm a cheap fool for chewy yet approachable science, and Gifford gives the reader that, in spades. You wonder about aging, you fear aging, you think everything related to aging is inevitable? Gifford will enlighten you, disabuse you of some of your h ...more
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Crooked by Austin Grossman
Crooked
by Austin Grossman (Goodreads Author)
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A glorious, singular fever dream of a novel; what if Nixon was every bit the flawed, pathetic man we thought he was, but was also fighting immeasurable paranormal evil? Grossman takes real figures, historic events, and confidently runs them through a ...more
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Everybody Rise by Stephanie  Clifford
Everybody Rise
by Stephanie Clifford (Goodreads Author)
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Thanks to @Vromans for letting me read it.

If I could give it another star, I would. EVERYBODY RISE is absolutely terrific, Wolfe meets Wharton, a page-turning look at the world of monied Upper East Siders and one young woman desperate to be part of t
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