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Desert Notebooks: A Road Map for the End of Time by Ben Ehrenreich - Book Review

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$26.00
ISBN: 9781640093539
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - July 7th, 2020

Desert Notebooks is a unique blend of cultural essays, drawing on literature going back to the ancients and walks around Las Vegas, interwoven with natural world explorations. It is sequential entries into a journal, sort of, with meanderings into owls, the origins and nature of time and the progression of climate change. In the end, it is Ehrenreich's writing which wins the day in this fascinating, meditative, sad and Covid appropriate delving into life on planet earth right now. Highly recommended. ~ Reviewed by Chris Morrow


Don't Sweat the Small Stuff . . . and It's All Small Stuff: Simple Ways to Keep the Little Things from Taking Over Your Life by Richard Carlson - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780786881857
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Published: Hachette Books - January 16th, 1997

Breathe. Relax. Let your ego go. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


The Undocumented Americans by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780399592683
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Published: One World - March 24th, 2020

As a Harvard-educated undocumented immigrant, Karla Cornejo Villavicencio is in a unique position, able to compassionately connect with other undocumented immigrants around the country and excoriate the systemic policies that revile them. Part cultural investigation, part memoir, she hops from NYC to Miami, from Flint, Michigan to her Connecticut home in search of these paperless pillars of American society—their stories are enraging and sad, but their personalities and nuances are vibrant, compelling, familiar. What struck me most, though, was Cornejo Villavicencio's voice: poetic but approachable, manic but precise, caustic but inviting, both subtle and urgent. The specificity of her observations lends her prose a sparkling, fiction-like quality, acute yet conversational, an old friend teaching you something new. ~ Reviewed by Joe Michon-Huneau


The Eighth Wonder of the World: The True Story of André the Giant by Bertrand Hébert - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781770414662
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Published: ECW Press - April 14th, 2020

The next in a recent deluge of biographies of the legendary "8 foot tall" giant of the world of pro wrestling and entertainment. Hebert seeks to separate truth from fiction in this all-encompassing biography, but the minutiae of facts and dates often bog down the narrative. The writing won't win any awards, but fans of Andre may want to add this to their collection. ~ Reviewed by Chris Linendoll


The Unidentified: Mythical Monsters, Alien Encounters, and Our Obsession with the Unexplained by Colin Dickey - Book Review

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$27.00
ISBN: 9780525557562
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Published: Viking - July 21st, 2020

The author of the excellent Ghostland turns his critical eye towards the cryptids and legends of American history. Dickey presents the myths and facts with a clear, nonjudgmental tone, and digs deep into the many sources of inspiration that can often meld together to form a tall tale. Another hit from this author. ~ Reviewed by Chris Linendoll


Who We're Reading When We're Reading Murakami by David Karashima - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781593765897
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Published: Soft Skull Press - September 1st, 2020

A peek behind the curtain of the famed Murakami machine. Once the legendary Japanese author puts pen to table, the journey of his novels is far from over. "Who We're Reading..." dives into the history of the translation and publication of Murakami's work over the past five decades. A must have for the legion of fans of the author. ~ Reviewed by Chris Linendoll


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