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posted a Quick Tip about Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search f.... September 19, 2013
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romantic, sweet, meaningful, let's know what is love, emotion and how to be with the one to make happier life
reviewed Churchill. February 26, 2012
Churchill
Like his near contemporary Teddy Roosevelt (the reasons for the concurrence might make an interesting historical comparision) the scope of Churchill's interests, output, and impact on the world's …
The Giant of the French Revolution: Danton, A Life
Clearly the time had come.  The people of France had grown weary of an increasingly repressive monarchy that had stood for more than a thousand years.  Winds of change were in the air and buoyed …
reviewed Bossypants. June 16, 2011
Bossypants
I bought this as my first Kindle book because I'd heard it was laugh-out-loud funny and I wanted something light to read on the plane for a trip I was taking. I think I made it halfway through the book …
reviewed Casino Jack. June 07, 2011
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Casino Jack
** out of ****     I was almost completely sure that I was going to enjoy "Casino Jack" when I saw the suitably fun trailer. Well, at least it felt suitable at the time, but it seems …
reviewed The Michael Jackson Tapes. April 23, 2011
The Michael Jackson Tapes
This is a book written by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, who befriended MJ in his quest for the world to truly understand him. The book consists of 30 hours of conversation between the two as Michael bears his …
posted a Quick Tip about Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search f.... April 22, 2011
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Narcissistic in the extreme, white middle class fantasy trips, kind of predictable insights, really her video after the book was much better than the book.
posted a Quick Tip about John Adams (audiobook). April 06, 2011
John Adams
Click here to read the book review.      John Adams by David McCullough was my favorite audio read from 2010. There are so many things I enjoyed about this book that I can't wait …
reviewed John Adams (audiobook). April 06, 2011
John Adams
I had heard amazing things about David McCullough's research and writing abilities but hadn't read anything by him until John Adams. I bought it purely because I was looking for some audio …
Moving the Chains: Tom Brady and the Pursuit of
   This is undoubtedly one of the oddest biographies I have ever read.  And one of the most intriguing.      Author Charles Pierce tries to uncover what makes Tom Brady …
reviewed Tchaikovsky (Life and Works (Naxos)). March 03, 2011
Tchaikovsky (Life and Works (Naxos))
Even from the earliest age, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, like so many other musically precocious world-class composers, displayed an emotional insecurity that was to develop into a string of personal crises, …
reviewed Unstoppable in Stilettos: A Girl's Gu.... January 04, 2011
Unstoppable in Stilettos: A Girl's Guide to Living Tall in a Small World
   Lauren Ruotolo was told as a child, that as a result of a rare genetic disease, she would have to spend her tife in a wheelchair. Not willing to accept a handicapped life, Lauren, now 34 …
reviewed Salinger: A Life. January 02, 2011
Salinger: A Life
Kenneth Slawenski has almost absorbed JD Salinger by osmosis, the writer becoming part of his breathing out and breathing in. Slawenski’s understanding of Salinger is basic, almost on the chromosome …
reviewed Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search f.... December 04, 2010
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Eat Pray Love is a wonderful book that I would recommend to any woman.  The main character decides to leave her marriage and in an attempt to find herself, she travels to Italy, India and Indonesia. …
reviewed Leonard Cohen: A Remarkable Life. October 25, 2010
Leonard Cohen: A Remarkable Life
  This is an edited review. I'm not changing my mind about the writing, just trying to be a little kinder.      Full disclosure: I gave up on page 35. Here's why:   …
reviewed Thomas A. Mayer - REGINALD POLE: PRIN.... October 24, 2010
Thomas A. Mayer - REGINALD POLE: PRINCE AND PROPHET
Any secular reader intent to understand the English Tudor Dynasty will encounter Cardinal Reginald Pole. Any religious reader curious about England's oscillating between obedience to the Pope and …
posted a Quick Tip about Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search f.... October 04, 2010
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This story made a far better movie than book. The book itself struck me as everything I hate in the genre of memoir: self-indulgence, whining, murky, surface-level prose. But, this is the woman who wrote …
posted a Quick Tip about Memoirs of Cleopatra. September 24, 2010
Memoirs of Cleopatra (Spanish Edition)
A fictionalized biographical novel re-creating the entire life of an enigmatic, yet colourful, ambitious, conniving and flamboyant character. Interesting but exceptionally lengthy and the reader will …
reviewed Memoirs of Cleopatra. September 23, 2010
Memoirs of Cleopatra (Spanish Edition)
A biographical novel re-creating the entire life of an enigmatic, yet colourful, ambitious, conniving and flamboyant character such as Cleopatra embellished and fleshed out with fictional anecdotes and …
reviewed A Well-Paid Slave: Curt Flood's Fight.... August 24, 2010
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Every professional athlete who ever took their $200,000 Maybach off the dealership curb at 120mph would do well to spend some time with Curt Flood - familiarizing themselves with the man who single-handedly …
Massoud: An Intimate Portrait of the Legendary
I have somewhat mixed reactions to this portrait of Ahmad Shah Massoud.  On reflection I found it a worthwhile and rewarding read, particularly as it dispels myths perpetrated by others (such as …
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Tell me that the ennui and despair that author Liz Gilbert describes in her memoir "Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia," hasn't been experienced at least …
reviewed Sphinx: The Life and Art of Leonor Fini. August 17, 2010
Sphinx: The Life and Art of Leonor Fini
SPHINX (a mythological creature that is depicted as a recumbent feline with a human head) is an apropos title for this book on the enigmatic, talented and now almost forgotten Leonor Fini: Fini had an …
reviewed A Memoir of Jane Austen: And Other Fa.... August 13, 2010
A Memoir of Jane Austen: And Other Family
   Jane Austen (as is so cogently noted in this volume) gained little notice or fame during her regrettably short life. Likewise, other than her six novels and some letters, little primary evidence …
posted a Quick Tip about Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search f.... August 09, 2010
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It's hard out there for a white woman to exploit other cultures for "meaning" in her difficult life.
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