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Book Review: The Seven Storey Mountain

The Seven Storey Mountain:  An Autobiography Of Faith, by Thomas Merton In finishing this book I have completed the task of reading the books that various contemplative Christians have viewed as the 25 books that all Christians should read.  I … Continue reading

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Book Review: Den Of Thieves

Den Of Thieves:  The Psychopathology Of The Big 4 Banks:  The Memoirs Of A Millennial’s Wall Street Career, by Anthony Matthews [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Books Go Social.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Sort Of Life

A Sort Of Life, by Graham Greene There is something both interesting as well as untrustworthy about the memoirs of writers.  On at least some level, this is due to the Heisenburg effect, in that the mere act of reflecting … Continue reading

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Book Review: Gathering Courage

Gathering Courage:  A Life-Changing Journey Through Adoption, Adversity, And A Reading Disability, by T.A. McMullin [Note:  This book was provided free of charge through BookCrash.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] This book certainly lives up to its name, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Peeling The Onion

Peeling The Onion, by Günter Grass In reading this book, I found a lot of similarities with the memoir of Vladimir Nabokov that I had read some time ago [1].  There are a lot of similarities between the two men.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: Driving In The Dark

Driving In The Dark:  A Childhood Memoir, by Zoe Niklas with Janice Harper For various personal reasons, I happen to be both a reader [1] and a writer [2] in the popular genre of literature known as “memoirs of crappy … Continue reading

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Book Review: Life Among The Savages

Life Among The Savages, by Shirley Jackson Shirley Jackson, if she is remembered at all today, is viewed as an expert in writing creepy short stories like “The Lottery” or horror novels like The Haunting Of Hill House.  But this … Continue reading

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Book Review: In The Sanctuary Of Outcasts

In The Sanctuary Of Outcasts:  A Memoir, by Neil White I must admit that although I read a fair amount of memoirs, I have not read many prison memoirs [1].  Among the more thorny problems to deal with in terms … Continue reading

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Book Review: Breaking Cover

Breaking Cover:  My Secret Life In The CIA And What It Taught Me About What’s Worth Fighting For, by Michele Rigby Assad [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Tyndale Blog Network.  All thoughts and opinions are my … Continue reading

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Book Review: Good Stuff

Good Stuff:  A Reminiscence Of My Father, Cary Grant, by Jennifer Grant Among the more poignant parts of this poignant book of a daughter’s love for her famous father and of her account of his love for her is the … Continue reading

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