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  • The Longest Trip Home

    After reading several mixed reviews on John Grogan's newest book , I took the plunge and decided I'd see for myself. I really didn't think there was any way I could like the book as much as the bestselling " Marley and Me ", but I didn't think it would be as bad as some of the...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by wag.mado@evpl on 02-04-2009
  • Possible Side Effects - Augusten Burroughs (2006)

    Possible Side Effects is a collection of short memoirs by Augusten Burroughs, as his previous books are. Augusten Burroughs has had one of the most interesting and bizarre childhood and young adulthood ever. His family puts the dysfunctional in "dysfunctional family." His life, and writing...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by HRevvdon@evpl on 01-03-2009
  • Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise - Ruth Reichl

    Daphne Durham (Amazon.com) says “Ruth Reichl is a wonderful memoirist--a funny, poignant, and candid storyteller whose books contain a happy mix of memories, recipes, and personal revelations.” This is a great description of Reichl's book Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by HRevvdon@evpl on 12-28-2008
  • "House at Sugar Beach" by Helene Cooper

    I just finished one of those books that will stay with me for a long while. Helene Cooper's memoir, The House at Sugar Beach: in Search of a Lost African Childhood is remarkable and haunting. Her journalistic expertise opens the reader up to a privileged Liberian childhood, which ended in 1980 when...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by wag.mado@evpl on 10-07-2008
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