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reviewed Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Li.... December 17, 2013
Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story
Arnold Schwarzenegger wants us all to know this: He might look like and act the part of a giant muscular lug in his movies, but no matter what you think of his personal politics and behavior in real life, …
reviewed The Year of Magical Thinking. April 03, 2013
Year of Magical Thinking
Joan Didion, one of America's foremost journalists and writers, tackles a universal experience in The Year of Magical Thinking, that of dying, death, loss and grief. Ever the practitioner of the …
reviewed Speaking for the Child. January 08, 2012
speak for the chlld by rhonda johnson
Speak for the Child   Author: Rhonda Johnson   Reviewed by Fran Lewis       Triumphs come to us in many different ways. Some when winning sports events, others …
Something of Myself: For My Friends Known and
At the beginning of Rudyard Kipling's autobiography (of sorts, it is rather brief) published in 1937, we are told that the author is 69 years old as he writes. Towards the end of the eighth and final …
reviewed I Am Ozzy. March 13, 2011
I Am Ozzy
I'm a huge fan of Ozzy's, have been for many years. By no means am I as dedicated or as long lasting a fan as others who will have read this book, and if I'm honest, I'm not that much into rock music …
reviewed Autobiography of a Yogi. February 15, 2011
Autobiography of a Yogi
The Autobiography of a yogi has sparked my interest in reading spiritual books like the Bible and the Bhagavad Gita for the insightful pearls of wisdom they contain. These insights really make the book …
reviewed Timmy's in the Well: The Jon Provost .... January 24, 2011
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Right from the title, you know this is going to be a fun, likable book. "Lassie" fans will indeed find Jon's memoir engaging and at times, quite surprising.  On almost every page, …
reviewed Life. December 09, 2010
Life
If Billy Strayhorn, and Richard Price hadn't been first, Keith Richards' autobiography should have borne the title "Lush Life." Here we've got almost 600 pages of the life and times of a mostly unapologetic …
reviewed Life. December 03, 2010
Life
This is the mother lode.    In all of rock 'n' roll writing there are some towering peaks that stand out from a morass of mediocrity: the Gillmans' Alias David Bowie; Peter Guralnick's …
reviewed Utilitarianism (mobi). November 18, 2010
Utilitarianism (mobi)
You can't beat this kindle edition!  It is FREE and is a great rendition of the book!!!      I read this book for a graduate Mill seminar in Philosophy. Recommended reading …
reviewed The Hardcore Diaries. August 25, 2010
The Hardcore Diaries
      MICK FOLEY   HARDCORE DIARIES      I still remember when Mick released his first autobiography all those years ago, now many moons later Mick returns …
reviewed Agatha Christie: An Autobiography. August 24, 2010
Agatha Christie: An Autobiography
Some of Agatha Christie's fans may complain that this autobiography does not tell them the things they really want to know, such as why Christie briefly disappeared after her first husband confessed his …
posted a Quick Tip about The Year of Magical Thinking. July 06, 2010
Year of Magical Thinking
A great read, and very well-written, but certainly not a book to cheer you up. Read this if you're in the mood for something a bit sad.
reviewed The Year of Magical Thinking. July 05, 2010
Year of Magical Thinking
Many years ago Joan Didion was featured on C-Span's BookTV.  I don't have many writers which register as rock stars, but for me, Didion is definitely one of them.  The show had a call-in …
posted a Quick Tip about The Year of Magical Thinking. June 16, 2010
Year of Magical Thinking
So sad and beautifully written,I recommended this book to everyone I love immediately after I finished it.
posted a Quick Tip about The Year of Magical Thinking. June 16, 2010
Year of Magical Thinking
A fascinating look at grief--how it changes us, how to accept when tragedies happen. A wonderful book.
posted a Quick Tip about The Year of Magical Thinking. June 15, 2010
Year of Magical Thinking
Just another new age look at principles that cause people to think they can get something for nothing. That is not how life works.
reviewed The Year of Magical Thinking. April 28, 2010
Year of Magical Thinking
   Click here to read the book quotes.      Originally, I read this book as a way to cope with a lot of family deaths that occurred during a difficult time in my life. It …
reviewed I Am Ozzy. March 19, 2010
I Am Ozzy
Ozzy has always been an independent spirit. He has lived through many things and this all has shaped him to be the person that he is now. For thirty years he was doing drugs, drinking, suicidal overdoses, …
Tracking My Soul: A Philosophical Autobiography
Tracking My Soul by William Odekirk  Outskirts Press 2010    Reviewed by Dr. Joseph S. Maresca CPA, CISA    The author, William Odekirk has an interesting …
reviewed True Compass: A Memoir. March 07, 2010
 True Compass is a memoir of the life of Ted Kennedy. I picked it up at my local library because I was interested in learning more about the life of this extraordinary man who spent most of his life …
reviewed My Life (book). January 11, 2010
After reading dozens of autobiographies and biographies, Marc Chagall's conversation about his life during his first 35 years from his birth on 7/7/87 until 1922 when he was 35, treated me to knowing …
reviewed True Compass: A Memoir. January 07, 2010
  This is an extraordinary memoir. It held my interest and was a quick read, which is good for a 500+ page book. There are several reasons why this autobiography is so intriguiing: It gives a well-rounded …
reviewed Twenty Chickens for a Saddle: The Sto.... December 31, 2009
Twenty Chickens for a Saddle: The Story of an African Childhood
Pros: Great stories are related in a humane and engaging manner.     Cons: It's only a con if you don't read this. That would be a tragedy.     The Bottom Line: …
reviewed Hard Stuff: The Autobiography of Mayo.... December 09, 2009
Hard Stuff: The Autobiography of Mayor Coleman Young
I'll say this for Detroit Mayor Coleman A. Young: He was an original! I was living in Detroit while Young was mayor, along with my husband, David, and later our daughter who was born in 1985. We were …
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