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Erika Szymanski has commented on (13) products.

Stop Stealing Sheep & Find Out How Type Works by Erik Spiekermann and E. M. Ginger
Stop Stealing Sheep & Find Out How Type Works

Erika Szymanski, July 5, 2010

This is NOT just a book for graphic designers or advertising agents or people in marketing or business or any other "just" category that might come to your mind. Everyone works with type in some way -- even by reading it if not by creating or using it. This book will forever more change the way that you look at a page of text, make the next one you create much easier and more enjoyable to read, entertain you in the meantime, and say it all briefly enough to get you back to your favorite novel in no time.
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Gluten-Free Girl: How I Found the Food That Loves Me Back...and How You Can Too by Shauna James Ahern
Gluten-Free Girl: How I Found the Food That Loves Me Back...and How You Can Too

Erika Szymanski, June 12, 2010

This book is tremendously inspiring even for folks -- like myself -- who don't have to eat gluten-free. Whether you have celiac disease or gluten sensitivity or neither of the above, this is a wonderful example of how life-changing blessings can emerge from adversity.
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Under Heaven by Guy Gavriel Kay
Under Heaven

Erika Szymanski, June 6, 2010

There are fantasy novels with enthralling plots, and there are (fewer) truly well-written fantasy novels, but rare it is to find a truly well-written fantasy novel with an enthralling plot. This is such a book: elegant, sustaining, intelligent, and fun.
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When Do Fish Sleep?: An Imponderables Book by David Feldman
When Do Fish Sleep?: An Imponderables Book

Erika Szymanski, June 6, 2010

This is the perfect bathroom book. Like Feldman's other "Imponderable" books, it answers a slew of those random questions that pop into your head while riding in elevators or making a salad or watching the fish tank in the dentist's office, but to which no one ever seems to have the answers. Feldman finds the answer, then relates it in an understandable and almost inevitably humorous fashion. Yes, learning can be fun!
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Passionate Vegetarian by Crescent Dragonwagon
Passionate Vegetarian

Erika Szymanski, June 3, 2010

Dragonwagon could have titled this book, "The Vegetarian Bible: New Translation," but she saved us the cliche. This really is a scriptural tome of everything vegetarian, from breakfasts to appetizers to plain and fancy dinners to desserts and even baking. In contrast to so many veggie cookbooks, her emphasis throughout is on using a minimum of dairy, eggs, and added fats. Every recipe I've tried is a hit, maybe because Dragonwagon gives copious but very readable introductions to each new concept. Hooray!
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