Tag Archives: memoir

Well, at least we tried: Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life

  As a lover of minutiae, I thought this book would be a shoo-in on my “love” list.  Unfortunately it fell flat, and I ended up skimming it and returning it to the library unfinished.  I enjoyed Ms. Rosenthal’s style … Continue reading

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Book review quickies

The Prestige, by Christopher Priest I picked this novel up at the library because I remembered being fairly entertained by the movie with Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman.  Not realizing it had been based on a book, my curiosity was … Continue reading

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The Journal of Best Practices by David Finch

Early this year I heard David Finch’s interview on All Things Considered.  I am a big fan of memoirs, especially memoirs about mental health disorders (if you have not read The Quiet Room by Amanda Bennett and Lori Schiller, put … Continue reading

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Book Review – Quickies!

So, between being extra good about going to the gym every day, a couple of long train commutes, and a day at the doctor followed by some recoup time, I’ve found myself with a lot of reading time lately. Here … Continue reading

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Sleepwalk With Me, by Mike Birbiglia

Perhaps you’ve heard the funny story on This American Life of a comedian falling asleep in a La Quinta Inn, dreaming he has a missile set to target him, and jumping out the (closed) second story window of his room … Continue reading

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