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Idaho by Emily Ruskovich - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780812994049
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Published: Random House - January 3rd, 2017

The harrowing tale of a brutally violent family tragedy and its aftermath. This book is slow-moving yet very compelling and full of vivid imagery celebrating the natural beauty of Idaho. The prose is introspective and dreamy and drifts from past to present and among multiple viewpoints. A truly beautiful book. ~ Reviewed by Marisa Langlois


Trainwreck by Sady Doyle - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781612195636
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Melville House - September 20th, 2016

When Britney Spears had a public, painful breakdown in 2007, the world heaped abuse, not empathy, upon her. In this well-researched book, Doyle explores the way female celebrities--from Britney to Hillary Clinton--are frequently treated with cruelty in our society. ~ Reviewed by Marisa Langlois


The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780399173592
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Published: Blue Rider Press - November 22nd, 2016

Another honest and hilarious memoir from Carrie Fisher, featuring excerpts from the diary she kept when she was 19, swept up in the role of a lifetime and in an affair with her married costar, Harrison Ford. ~ Reviewed by Marlsa Langlois


Future Sex: A New Kind of Free Love by Emily Witt - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780865478794
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - October 11th, 2016

In this collection of essays, Witt explores various sexual subcultures, such as polyamory and the free love spirit of Burning Man, that celebrate promiscuity and subvert the notion that the exploration of one's sexuality should have the end goal of finding someone with whom to start a family. ~ Reviewed by Marisa Langlois


The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780312863555
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Published: Orb Books - June 15th, 1997

The year is 2076 and the Moon has been established as a penal colony for Earth. A ragtag group of colonists, including a sentient computer, unite to declare their independence from Earth and lead a revolution. A perfect book for any libertarian and/or sci-fi buff. TANSTAAFL! ~ Reviewed by Marisa Langlois


The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander - Book Review

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By Michelle Alexander, Cornel West (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9781595586438
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Published: New Press - January 16th, 2012

Easily one of the most important books of the last decade. Michelle Alexander explains the system of mass incarceration that disproportionately targets black men and functions in our colorblind society as an often overlooked method of racial control. This well-written, eye-opening argument is required reading. ~ Reviewed by Marisa Langlois


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