Women Like Us

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 A stunningly-candid, painfully-beautiful memoir of one incredibly successful woman’s journey, a microcosm of joy and trauma, peeled back in the spirit of illuminating, exposing, and ultimately revealing hidden truths that just may resonate as some of the kindest and most caring hard-earned learnings β€œwomen like us” need to hear,…

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Fledgling

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 β€œWere it but free, it would soar cloud-high” (Charlotte Bronte) Reading this achingly-tender memoir, embodied through words, is to move beyond words - to the riding of a wave of rapturous, primal connection where emotion, pure and atavistic, soars free. As the author, a young British wife, follows her…

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One Body

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 I adored this memoir, - soaked straight through with so much warmth, intimacy, and candor that it would be impossible for any human with a beating heart not to be moved. This searingly-heartfelt exposΓ© will reach your deepest corners as you experience first-hand the diagnosis, treatment, and mind-numbing journey…

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Audacious Goals

🌟🌟🌟🌟1/2 A fascinating and exhaustively-researched narrative on the lives and accomplishments of three men - Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Theodore Roosevelt, and Roald Amundsen - whose leadership, vision, decisions and drive propelled them to complete two historically β€œbold undertakings” each, in total completing six projects of global and persistent impact. Audacious…

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The Hidden Child

🌟🌟🌟🌟 1/2 An absolutely riveting ride, from start to finish. With its ominous pacing, vivid characterization, and alarmingly-charged plot, the author achieves an intensity of menace and foreboding that never lets up. Dealing with infamous events that took place, for the most part, in the year 1965, situated on and…

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Korean American

Food That Tastes Like Home 🌟🌟🌟🌟1/2 In this beautifully illustrated homage to his Korean-American roots, food writer and columnist Eric Kim leads us through a delightful tour of Korean cooking covering all the bases - from quick and easy TV Dinners, to Pantry Meals, Stews, Rice (the bedrock of Korean…

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Killer Looks

🌟🌟🌟🌟1/2 Not for the faint of heart, this exhaustively researched, beautifully presented historical analysis on a very complex and controversial subject is rich with detail and incredibly compelling. If β€œun-attractiveness” can be β€œlinked” as one factor that may contribute to criminality, can corrective surgery be demonstrated to play a role…

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Mi Cocina

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟+ The first thing that hits you when you open this spectacularly beautiful cookbook is COLOR! Bursting with vibrancy, personality, style, Mexican scenery, and oh yes, gorgeous food, the illustrations in this book are a smorgasbord of delight - as are the recipes that follow. This cookbook, the author’s self-proclaimed…

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We’ve got to stop meeting like this

🌟🌟🌟🌟 A tragic, and yet ultimately hopeful memoir, about love and loss and finding a way to move forward, - a tug at the heart-strings and gentle reminder that out of collapse comes growth and new beginnings. Donna is a middle-aged mother, with a high-powered corporate sales career, a twenty-something-year…

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Catch the Sparrow

🌟🌟🌟🌟 1/2 Meticulously researched and likely one of the most factually rich true crime novels I have had the pleasure to read, this tragically terrible story, written by the step-sister of a young woman, Stephanie Kupchynsky, who disappeared mysteriously on July 31, 1991 from her apartment in Greece, NY, is…

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