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Amy Houchen has commented on (5) products.

World-famous paintings,

Amy Houchen, June 15, 2009

When I was a child, I considered this just a book of pictures. Reading the commentary as an adult, I was surprised at its engaging but critical tone until I reread the title. Kent isn't writing about the world's best paintings, merely the most famous ones.
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Parent-Teen Breakthrough: The Relationship Approach by Mira Kirshenbaum
Parent-Teen Breakthrough: The Relationship Approach

Amy Houchen, February 12, 2009

This is the best book I've ever read on parenting teens--I've lost count of how many copies I've given away to other parents.
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Guests of the Sheik: An Ethnography of an Iraqi Village by Elizabeth Wa Fernea
Guests of the Sheik: An Ethnography of an Iraqi Village

Amy Houchen, February 3, 2009

Although this book was written more than forty years ago, it's still very much worth reading for its perspective on the life of women in an traditional village in Iraq.
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When You Lunch with the Emperor: The Adventures of Ludwig Bemelmans by Ludwig Bemelmans
When You Lunch with the Emperor: The Adventures of Ludwig Bemelmans

Amy Houchen, January 12, 2009

The cover blurb, by Anthony Bourdain, says "Always funny." I kept waiting for the funny parts, but found it at most mildly interesting. Perhaps one must be in the hospitality industry to find all the humor. I expected better from the author of Madeleine.
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Books of Wonder #0001: The Enchanted Castle by E Nesbit
Books of Wonder #0001: The Enchanted Castle

Amy Houchen, January 2, 2009

Delightful and surprising fantasy--it's worn very well in a century. Not just an enchanted castle, but a magic ring, dinosaurs that move, a princess, secret passages, and more. And it's not just for kids--adults will enjoy it, too, and writers will learn quite a bit about their craft.
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