Yeah, I said it

by Wanda Sykes

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Oh, no you didn't just say that! You will say this to yourself more than once while reading this book. It is hilarious! She doesn't hold back on any issue which is a nice breath of fresh air in such times as these. She says the things that some people...

Danger stalks the land : Alaskan tales of death and survival

by Larry Kaniut

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Gripping true life (and death) adventures from the alluring land of Alaska that will keep you on the edge of your seat and safely curled up inside. Captivating tales of animal attacks, avalanches, aircraft disasters, fishing, hunting, and skiing accidents as well as reckless mountaineering makes Danger Stalks the Land...

Blinded by the right : the conscience of an ex-conservative

by David Brock

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"Blinded by the Right" is a heart-pounding thrill ride through the cynical underbelly of 90's Republicanism as seen through the eyes of an influential writer of articles and books, including "The Real Anita Hill," which attempted to discredit Anita Hill and neutralize her sexual harassment claims against Clarence Thomas, the...

Four arguments for the elimination of television

by Jerry Mander

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Though written in 1978, this indictment of Television is as spot-on today as it was 25 years ago. Mander, an ex-Madison Avenue advertising executive, exposes the hidden agendas and strategies employed by the corporations who control advertising in general and the television media specifically. He shows how television, while pretending...

Let's stop beating around the Bush : more political subversion

by Jim Hightower

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4

Another funny and insightful book from Hightower. The Bush-bashing genre produces much of the same but Hightower always has a different spin, a different angle. You'll learn a lot.

The big house : a century in the life of an American summer home

by George Howe Colt

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A sprawling, weathered summer estate on Cape Cod takes center stage in this beautifully written, bittersweet memoir. Part biography, part social history, The Big House relives the glory days of privileged Boston Brahmins and boyhood summers spent by the sea. A great read for the landlocked.

Chicken soup for the grieving soul : stories about life, death, and overcoming the loss of a loved one

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This is one of the best books I have read that speaks to people that are dealing with the death of a loved one. It doesn't try to teach or preach on how to go through the grief process. The stories of how everyday people have dealt with their grief...

Confessions of a master jewel thief

by Bill Mason

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5

The book jacket describes this as "the astonishing true story of a high-society cat burglar." The timing of this memoir was dictated by the statute of limitations, which finally ran out on Mason's last heist. This is a real page-turner, describing not only the highs of pulling off complex jobs,...

The girl with the golden bouffant : an original Jane Bond parody

by Mabel Maney

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Jane Bond is back at it again in this campy sequel by Mabel Maney. This time, Jane (Agent 007 1/2) will be in America keeping her brother's alcoholic, woman crazed image in good repair while Jane's girlfriend, Bridget learns how to turn on an oven. See Jane get kidnapped by...

Bless me, Ultima

by Rudolfo A Anaya

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I've been reading this book every summer since I was 15. Bless Me, Ultima follows Antonio from his mother's skirts to school and everywhere between. Antonio is an inquisitive young boy whose fortune (read at birth) predicts that he will become a man of great learning, but at a price....

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