Category Archives: memoir

TLC Book Tour — In My Father’s Country

In My Father’s Country:  An Afghan Woman Defies Her Fate by Saima Wahab Published:  2012 by Crown Publishers Source:  Received from the Publisher for Review In 1979, Saima Wahab’s father was taken from his home in Kabul, never to be … Continue reading

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Drop Dead Healthy

Drop Dead Healthy:  One Man’s Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection by A.J. Jacobs Published:  2012 by Simon & Schuster Source:  Purchased at my local independent bookstore Being healthy should be easy, right?  All one needs to do is eat properly, exercise regularly, … Continue reading

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Will You Be My Friend?

MWF Seeking BFF:  My Yearlong Search for a New Best Friend by Rachel Bertsche Published:  2011 by Ballantine Books Source:  Purchased Dear Ms Bertsche, Having just finished your book, MWF Seeking BFF, I have only one thing to ask: Do you … Continue reading

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Summer at Tiffany

Summer at Tiffany by Marjorie Hart Published:  2007 by Avon Source:  Purchased Do you remember the best summer of your life?      So begins this wonderful memoir of an era that could easily be viewed as the best of times … Continue reading

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The Most Beautiful Walk in the World

The Most Beautiful Walk in the World:  A Pedestrian in Paris by John Baxter Published:  2011 by Harper Perennial Source:  Received from the publisher for review Paris belongs to its piétons – the pedestrians     Regular readers of this … Continue reading

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The Most Beautiful Walk in the World

The Most Beautiful Walk in the World:  A Pedestrian in Paris by John Baxter Published:  2011 by Harper Perennial Source:  Received from the publisher for review Paris belongs to its piétons – the pedestrians     Regular readers of this … Continue reading

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My Year with Eleanor

My Year with Eleanor:  A memoir by Noelle Hancock Published:  2011 by Ecco Source:  Received from publisher for review as part of the TLC Book Tour   Yes, this is another “project” memoir.  After losing her job as an entertainment … Continue reading

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My Year with Eleanor

My Year with Eleanor:  A memoir by Noelle Hancock Published:  2011 by Ecco Source:  Received from publisher for review as part of the TLC Book Tour   Yes, this is another “project” memoir.  After losing her job as an entertainment … Continue reading

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The Diving Bell and The Butterfly

The Diving Bell and The Butterfly by Jean-Dominque Bauby (translated by Jeremy Leggatt) Published:  1998 by Vintage International Source:  Borrowed from the library   In my ongoing attempt to learn French, I have started to watch French movies (still with … Continue reading

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The Diving Bell and The Butterfly

The Diving Bell and The Butterfly by Jean-Dominque Bauby (translated by Jeremy Leggatt) Published:  1998 by Vintage International Source:  Borrowed from the library   In my ongoing attempt to learn French, I have started to watch French movies (still with … Continue reading

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