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Funny Once

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$18.00
ISBN: 9781620408629
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Bloomsbury USA - June 2nd, 2015

Honestly funny stories full of quirky, messed up, likable characters. Nelson tops them off with deft, satisfying endings -- perfect! ~ Reviewed by Carol Graser


I Think You're Totally Wrong

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$25.95
ISBN: 9780385351942
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - January 6th, 2015

Two writers hole up for days to ostensibly talk around the fascinating theme of Life v. Art, which they do eloquently, but they also ooze into the personal, and that makes it riveting. ~ Reviewed by Carol Graser


Citizen

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$20.00
ISBN: 9781555976903
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Published: Graywolf Press - October 7th, 2014

This book addresses the subject of racism in America from personal and political perspectives. Rankine writes honestly, spares nothing, and gives us a brilliant, beautiful book of poetry. ~ Reviewed by Carol Graser


Trying Not to Try

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Trying Not to Try: Ancient China, Modern Science, and the Power of Spontaneity Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780770437633
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Published: Broadway Books - March 3rd, 2015

Fascinating! Ancient Chinese Philosophy integrated with the best in cognitive science written in, I promise, an easy to absorb style. Slingerland does the hard work of culling through dense material and the paradoxes of wu-wei and gives us a concise book that's useful and enlightening. ~ Reviewed by Carol Graser


The Enchanted

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ISBN: 9780062285515
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Published: Harper Perennial - February 24th, 2015

I’m amazed at what this book accomplishes. Denfeld writes about a death row inmate,the prison priest and a woman who investigates death penalty cases with genuine knowledge and real artistry. She’s rendered a book that’s not only a compelling read but that feels true, deeply relevant and ultimately healing. ~ Reviewed by Carol Graser


The Memoir Project: A Thoroughly Non-Standardized Text for Writing & Life by Marion Roach Smith - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780446584845
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - June 9th, 2011

Helps you clarify your memoir writing goals and gives you a lively push to actually meet them. Smith does a great job translating her fantastically successful memoir class into an entertaining and effective book. ~ Reviewed by Carol Graser


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