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The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer

I listened the the audiobook of this and Palmer reads it herself. There are also a few of her songs and others’ songs on the audiobook. I am glad that she reads it because I know her voice well. I … Continue reading

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Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay

This is a collection of essays, if I did not know the title of the book and if someone had asked me what the unifying theme of the collections was, I may have struggled to tell them. This book is … Continue reading

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Yes Please by Amy Poehler

I listened to the audiobook for this one, and yay! Poehler reads it herself. I really disapprove of people who do not read their own audiobooks. She is a comedy actress who many might know from Saturday Night Live (I … Continue reading

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Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver

The wonderful novelist, Barbara Kingsolver and her family lived almost exclusively on locally grown food for a year. Most of that food was grown *very* locally, ie their own garden. This is the book they wrote about it. They moved … Continue reading

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After Visiting Friends by Michael Hainey

I seem to be reading a lot of disappointing memoirs recently. This is the story of a man whose dad died when he was eight years old. His dad was thirty-five years old when he died suddenly away from the … Continue reading

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The Liars’ Club by Mary Karr

This is a memoir of Karr’s childhood, growing up in the ’60s, mostly in a small town in East Texas, and a little in a town in Colorado. Karr’s parents are alcoholics and it is an understatement to say that … Continue reading

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Stories I Only Tell My Friends: An Autobiography by Rob Lowe

I do not usually listen to audiobooks but this one was recommended to me, and I am sure that listening to Rob Lowe read this himself makes the stories so much better than reading them. I am a little too … Continue reading

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