Category: Book Review

Apr 20

Book Review: Why Your Life Sucks

Why Your Life Sucks by Alan Cohen In the interest of full disclosure, I have to admit I didn’t finish this book. And this review isn’t going to be very fair, because I’m going to rant about the genre as a whole. Alan Cohen didn’t invent the touchy-feely new age self-help book, but he did …

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Apr 18

Book Review: Happy Gloves

Happy Gloves: Charming Softy Friends Made from Colorful Gloves by Miyako Kanamori I really wanted to like this book, because it would be a great project for my daughter’s Girl Scout troop, and knit gloves are on sale for 50 cents a pair at Target this time of year. The book has brightly colored photos …

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Apr 16

Book Review: The Princessa

The Princessa : Machiavelli for Women by Harriet Rubin This was recommended to me by a friend of a friend, and since it was short and easy to read, I put it to the top of my reading queue. It’s a philosophy book, sort of, and a how-to book, sort of, and a self-help book, …

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Apr 14

Book Review: The Shamer’s Daughter

The Shamer’s Daughter by Lene Kaaberbol My middle-grade daughter really loved this series and told me I had to read it. Let me start off by saying that if I had read this when I were in junior high, I would have adored it. It has everything I loved back then: a magical young girl …

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Mar 26

Book Review: Here Lies My Heart

Here Lies My Heart: Essays on Why We Marry, Why We Don’t, and What We Find There by Deborah Chasma This started out being the perfect book for peeking into candid, graphic depictions of other people’s marital lives. It’s like listening to your friends dish on what’s really happening at home, except pithy, and with …

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