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Nov 03

Book Review: It’s What He Would’ve Wanted

It’s What He Would’ve Wanted: A Novel by Sean Hughes If jokes about suicide make you chuckle, then you might enjoy IT’S WHAT HE WOULD’VE WANTED by Sean Hughes. It’s very dark, set in London, and not for the squeamish or demure. Sean Hughes is billed on the back flap as a famous humorous writer. …

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Oct 17

Book Review: How to Be Good

How to Be Good by Nick Hornby Katie Carr is a doctor married to the angriest man in Holloway. Even though she’s having an affair and doesn’t always care as much about her patients as she thinks she ought to, she’s secure in the knowledge that she is a good person. Of course she’s a …

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Sep 12

Book Review: Open

Open: Love, Sex, and Life in an Open Marriage by Jenny Block Dan Savage had an interesting article the other day about monogamy, speaking out against it, actually, saying (to paraphrase) that insisting on monogamy is basically dooming people to an impossible, unnatural, and not really pleasurable state. Jenny Block has done more than talk …

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Sep 12

Tee shirt print, wings

I got this idea from a woman who had wings on the back of her tee shirt. It was one of those currently-popular Victoriana/skateboard style of designs. I don’t know what it’s called, but here are some examples. I’m sure you’ve seen stuff like this. My daughter calls it “steampunk rock design.” It’s a specific …

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Aug 24

Book Review: In Praise of Stay at Home Moms

In Praise of Stay-at-Home Moms by Laura Schlessinger I chose to be a stay-at-home mom, and did so for more than a decade, so it came as a surprise to me that a book dedicated to lauding my decision would piss me off so much. I’m giving it three starts, because I enjoyed reading it. …

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