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Book Review: Sounds Like Me

Sounds Like Me:  My Life (So Far) In Song, by Sara Bareilles I must admit that while I occasionally like some of her music that I did not know a great deal about the life of the author.  And while … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Butterfly Hours

The Butterfly Hours:  Transforming Memories Into Memoir, by Patty Dann I was a bit disappointed by this little book.  Judging by its title, and subtitle (and especially the note on the title that said that the book had prompts for … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Gift Of Adversity

The Gift Of Adversity:  The Unexpected Benefits Of Life’s Difficulties, Setbacks, And Imperfections, by Norman E. Rosenthal, MD If you are looking for how adversity can be a gift for yourself, dear reader, this book is likely to be of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Orbiting The Giant Hairball

Orbiting The Giant Hairball:  A Corporate Fool’s Guide To Surviving With Grace, by Gordon MacKenzie Occasionally there is a humorous book like this one that reveals that one’s general and normal pattern of behavior is actually an effective strategy that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Tales From Both Sides Of The Brain

Tales From Both Sides Of The Brain:  A Life In Neuroscience, by Michael S. Gazzaniga Although I have sometimes been critical about the author’s approach in terms of neuroscience and his lack of awareness about the disconnect that exists between … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Irresistible Revolution

The Irresistible Revolution:  Living As An Ordinary Radical, by Shane Claiborne This book was disappointing in a variety of ways.  For one, it was disappointing on a simple level of writing, as the author’s memoir ends up being more about … Continue reading

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Book Review: Hillbilly Elegy

Hillbilly Elegy:  A Memoir Of A Family And Culture In Crisis, by J.D. Vance Intriguingly enough, I first became familiar with this book through a large volume of leftist rants that sought to tear this book apart.  Finding the attempted … Continue reading

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Book Review: American Prison

American Prison:  A Reporter’s Undercover Journey Into The Business Of Punishment, by Shane Bauer A lot of this book consists of the author’s attempts to troll a private prison firm by serving as an undercover $9/hr corrections officer at the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Gypsies

The Gypsies, by Jan Yoors This book is an insider account of a Dutch boy who, for reasons unknown perhaps even to himself, found himself drawn to wander along with a company of Gypsies several months of the year several … Continue reading

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Book Review: To No Man’s Glory

To No Man’s Glory:  A Child’s Journey From Holocaust To Healing:  A Memoir, by Vincent (Arturs Lejnieks) Benson with Victoria Harnish Benson I must admit that I am no stranger to this sort of memoir.  In the larger sense of … Continue reading

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