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reviewed John Adams (David McCullough book). November 30, 2012
John Adams
John Adams was an 80-year-old former President and still constant patriot when his beloved wife wrote these words, as reported in McCullough's masterful biography: "Your father's zeal for …
posted a Quick Tip about When I was a Kid: childhood stories. June 15, 2012
When I was a Kid: childhood stories by Boey
Remember when we were kids, the whole world felt so mesmerizing with so many things that could be discovered? Remember when we were kids, that our biggest worry was when and what to play? Remember how …
reviewed When I was a Kid: childhood stories. June 13, 2012
When I was a Kid: childhood stories by Boey
There are many different types of writing that always present a different view, tone and entertainment to many different kinds of readers. Now, everyone knows that I am not a huge book reader, but I do …
posted a Quick Tip about Blankets. December 05, 2011
Blankets
I adored this book, masterfully written and drawn by Craig Thompson. If you enjoy the work of Spiegelman, Clowes, Pekar and Sacco, you'll love this. Touching, funny, poignant and poetic, "Blankets" is …
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 …
reviewed Wisenheimer: A Childhood Subject to D.... January 01, 2011
Wisenheimer: A Childhood Subject to Debate
I picked up this book with a great deal of interest because I dabbled in interscholastic debate myself (here I use "dabbled" in the sense of "it was the primary focus of my energy and attention between …
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 Healed of Cancer (book). November 02, 2010
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Healed of Cancer (book)
Dodie Osteen's story is amazing and shows what power prayer and positive thinking can do to improve our health and well being, even when the odds against us seem impossible.      …
reviewed Blankets. October 17, 2010
Blankets
Ever read a memoir in graphic format? I grew up equating anything with pictures = comics. And I just recently read my first memoir graphic "novel" (something I never believed possible). In fact, …
reviewed Ball Four. October 13, 2010
Ball Four
Pros: Lives up to its hype     Cons: Doesn't surpass its hype     The Bottom Line: Bouton can take heart in the fact that the fans - you know, the people who COUNT …
reviewed Musical Chairs. October 07, 2010
Musical Chairs
Jen Knox has exposed herself in this powerful memoir. This is a book that every young woman who thinks she can just take over her life and run with it should read. It is a tribute to the author's great …
reviewed A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Sol.... October 05, 2010
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
Pros: Very easy to read, excellent story, heartwarming and intense      Cons: none.      The Bottom Line: If you are looking for a book that will truly make you …
reviewed Than Shwe: Unmasking Burma's Tyrant. September 29, 2010
Than Shwe: Unmasking Burma's Tyrant
The authors of this biography, Benedict Rogers and Jeremy Woodrum, are leading activists in the campaign to overthrow their subject's regime. This is a recipe for a lack of objectivity at best, and …
reviewed Musical Chairs. September 20, 2010
Musical Chairs
Musical Chairs is the gritty memoir of a smart young woman, Jen Knox, who fell into the life of a stripper. This is not polished writing, but it is what it tells—stripped down to the bone and honest. …
reviewed Than Shwe: Unmasking Burma's Tyrant. September 16, 2010
Than Shwe: Unmasking Burma's Tyrant
The authors of this biography, Benedict Rogers and Jeremy Woodrum, are leading activists in the campaign to overthrow their subject's regime. This is a recipe for a lack of objectivity at best, and a …
reviewed Rachel in the World: A Memoir. September 06, 2010
Rachel in the World: A Memoir
Pros: Rachel's goal is ultimately accomplished...     Cons: But not without heartache on the part of mother, daughter, and readers.     The Bottom Line: You want …
reviewed Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith. August 26, 2010
Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith
I have almost nothing in common with the Anne Lamott.      George Bush, to me, does not represent the end of civilization as we know it. My three children, my wife and I survived their …
Dreams in a Time of War: A Childhood Memoir
Pros: An engaging and touching memoir and a subject I knew little about     Cons: Doesn't have wide appeal     The Bottom Line: Engaging tale of the author's childhood …
posted a Quick Tip about Into the Wild (book). July 29, 2010
Into the Wild
Intriguing investigation of a young man in search of an old ideal. Doesn't give easy answers, but illuminates the situation.
reviewed Fever Pitch. July 25, 2010
Fever Pitch
Pros: Nick Hornby's style is always brilliant     Cons: Some readers may not understand because it's soccer     The Bottom Line: Go Buffalo Sabres!     …
posted a Quick Tip about Into the Wild (book). July 15, 2010
Into the Wild
A fast read and a very interesting look into the victim of Alaska's bush psyche. And a good mix of the stories of other people as well.
posted a Quick Tip about Into the Wild (book). July 13, 2010
Into the Wild
Really well-written nonfiction book. The writer makes you really care for Chris McCandless, while simultaneously disdaining him.
posted a Quick Tip about Into the Wild (book). July 12, 2010
Into the Wild
Excellent book! I loved the message that Alex Supertramp was trying to get across. I think he went on the ultimate adventure, and I only wish I had the guts to try something like that. Tragic ending.
reviewed Autobiography of Malcolm X. July 06, 2010
Autobiography of Malcolm X
      Consider how deeply entrenched most adults are in their political and religious beliefs. Yes, one builds upon their views as they learn and experience more, but radical transformations …
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