books about: people
Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook
Walks a fine line between hilariously combatting the evils of the food-world and getting lost in annoying rants...
You'll almost certainly find this one to be a great addition to your reading material if you enjoyed Kitchen Confidential. Bourdain comes across as being older, wiser, and just as hilarious as before, but in my opinion, a little edgier. Bourdain has obviously never had any problem speaking his mind, but his newest book almost makes Kitchen Confidential seem tame in comparison. Chapters are ...
Faithful Place: A Novel
Tana French at Her Best!
The emotions in Tana French's new book Faithful Place: A Novel explode on the page and inside the reader. I felt tackled by this book. As soon as I started reading it, I was grabbed and held hostage. All my senses were caught up in the narrative. I had difficulty coming up for air even though I knew it was necessary once in a while. I lived this book 24/7 until I had finished it. That's Tana ...
DUTTON ADULT, 2010
Certain types of accusations can destroy a life regardless of the truth...
It's always a treat when a new Harlan Coben novel comes out. Caught is his latest, and like many of his other novels I felt like I was constantly guessing as to what was reality and was was perception with the characters. I was also struck by how easy it is for the media to destroy someone's life based on whatever agenda they care to push. There are certain accusations that when made, ...
I Can Make You Thin: The Revolutionary System Used by More Than 3 Million People (Book and CD)
Eating less because of this book.
oh. my. gosh. this actually works. I read the book 2 days ago and have listened to the CD 2 mornings in a row and my food intake is substantially less than before. The appetite suppression was immediate. The book showed me how to recognize emotional hunger pangs from physical hunger pangs - and being able to differentiate gives me quite a bit of control over when I eat. The book has set me free ...
The Neighbor: A Detective D. D. Warren Novel
I always thought Lisa Gardner wrote those silly "thrillers" where the cop and the victim always start out hating each other, then fall in "lust" while they are solving the crime so I have always avoided her books. But they were having a sale at the book store and the description intrigued me so I thought what the heck...not much money lost if it turns out to be a book written for a juvenile. Boy ...
Setting the Record Straight: American History in Black & White
I enjoyed this book. The information given about our black patriots and the hardships endure through this time period was an eye opener. I am thankful to read about a part of history which was hidden and deleted from the history books for so long. I highly recommend this book for anyone who is curious to learn a part of our american history and african american heritage.
Sliding Into Home
Usually don't write reviews but...
This book was really good! I loved how nothing was sugar coated or didn't appear to be anyways. It is too the point and give a good look at Kendra's life story.
Outliers: The Story of Success
Little, Brown and Company
Gladwell is always entertaining & thought-provoking.
Gladwell's insights are always fun and interesting to read and Outliers is no exception. His thought-provoking ideas are a must read for any entrepreneur, lawyer, pilot, educator, genius, parent or anyone interested in challenging their preconceived notions of success (and failure for that matter).
The Great Gatsby
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Great Gatsby - always the great American novel
I loved The Great Gatsby when I first read it in high school English class, and I still love it today. I reread it about once a year, and I never fail to be impressed by F. Scott Fitzgerald's use of language. Quotes like this - "Can't repeat the past?" he cried incredulously. "Why of course you can!" - are just classic. The Great Gatsby is a story abut Jay Gatsby's quest to track down the girl ...
They Almost Always Come Home
Abingdon Press, 2010
A Powerful Debut Novel by a Talented Author
Why is it that we have to lose something before we appreciate its value? Most importantly, why is that we have to lose someone before we appreciate their value? This is what I took away from the powerful debut novel by my good friend, Author Cynthia Ruchti. They Almost Always Come Home is a tightly written mixture of smart humor and sober life lessons. From the very first page until the last, ...
The Why of Work: How Great Leaders Build Abundant Organizations That Win
Why of Work is WOW!
The newest book by Dave Ulrich is just what is needed at this time. The concepts, research are so critical for organizations and leaders to understand so that they can prosper and thrive. I thoroughly enjoyed the book, and can apply it to my consulting work immediately. Win at Work!: The Everybody Wins Approach to Conflict ResolutionDave Ulrich is an incredible leader in his field and this book ...
A People's History of the United States: 1492 to Present
Harper Perennial Modern Classics
I wish everyone would read this history.
When Martin Luther King Jr stated that this nation was the most violent of all, he only needed to share this great piece of literature as his evidence. This nation had a chance but we have blow it with our greed and hate. Too bad Howard is not around to document this first Black President's failures. They are so similar to the other ambitious politicians grab for more land and power at the ...
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Stephen R. Covey
Great Book that could change life.
This book changed my life. After reading this book back in 1997 my whole thinking about myself and others changed. I wish they teach this book in high school in every country in the world. Since 97 I buy this book and give it as gift to anyone I come across, especially to young people. You read it and judge it.
Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money-That the Poor and the Middle Class Do Not!
Business Plus, 2001
Very easy read, great info
I am not a big fan of reading, but I breezed through this book in a few days. It was a very easy read and included great information. The information may not be ground breaking or new to most, but it is delivered with practicle examples. This is a great book to get you thinking more about yourself, your life, and your future.
Persuader (Jack Reacher, No. 7)
Delacorte Press, 2003
If you like Bond...
OK, so Lee Child isn't exactly Tolstoy or Dickens, and his hero is a misanthropic thug, but who hasn't daydreamed about being a non-person, wandering about using wits, wiles, and fists to right injustices and settle scores? And that's Jack Reacher who does not try to subvert or trick the system with false IDs and such. He takes the bus, pays cash, buys new clothing when the old stuff wears out. ...
That Old Cape Magic
And the rest of the story?
Definitely falls short - loved his other books. This one seems to be missing something. It seems there could have been more story or character development. The antics are not as funny and some of it seems a bit unrealistic. I think it would have been better if it had been written from Jack's mother's POV.
Things Fall Apart: A Novel
In preparation for an extensive trip to West Africa, I sought out a few novels which promised to inform and enhance my trip. One of the books I encountered was Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart. That was a happy discovery. As one travels through this part of the world, so much is hidden and mysterious, unexplained and distant. Achebe's narrative of one man's struggle to make peace with the ...
MR. PEANUT is a strong, complex and tragic work that will twist your head inside out and back again
I'm not sure I possess the vocabulary to adequately describe Adam Ross's debut novel. As complex a work as you are likely to encounter in this or any year, it is equal parts a murder mystery, an appreciation of the art of E.C. Escher, a tribute to and a study of the films of Alfred Hitchcock, and an examination of one of the most controversial legal proceedings in American jurisprudence. MR. ...
The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud
The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud...... is amazing.
This book was an amazing story of loss and friendship. Ben Sherwood did an excelent job at writing this novel. Wish the were more books like this one and "The Lovely Bones" written by: Alice Sebold which is another one i would highly recommend. He does a good job of capturing the world of the sprits and our world at the same time. Would love to see more of Ben Sherwood's writing hopefully more is ...
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millenium Trilogy, Book 1)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
I couldn't put it down. I am already reading the second book. Very good read.
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