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Original Essays | September 17, 2014

Merritt Tierce: IMG Has My Husband Read It?



My first novel, Love Me Back, was published on September 16. Writing the book took seven years, and along the way three chapters were published in... Continue »

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Spectrums: Our Mind-Boggling Universe from Infinitesimal to Infinity by David Blatner
Spectrums: Our Mind-Boggling Universe from Infinitesimal to Infinity

WongKaiWen, December 24, 2012

I really enjoyed this book. The author's engaging prose and ability to convey difficult scientific topics in an accessible way will win over the general audience. One really does get a better grasp of how infinitesimal and how enormous our universe truly is. This is the perfect book for the layperson interested in learning some of the basics of physics without sacrificing too much time. The book covers a narrow "spectrum" of science but what it covers it does so very well. I recommend it!
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100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do: A Memoir by Kim Stafford
100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do: A Memoir

WongKaiWen, December 23, 2012

It is rare to read a book and find yourself knowing a friend so much better than you had before. I can divide my experience of reading 100 Tricks into two parts: appreciating the book and writer, and learning about my friend. I will always be grateful to Kim Stafford for writing this book. All of his books are about humanity in general and specificly about people with whom he has exchanged an understanding, maybe even love.
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Flour Water Salt Yeast: The Fundamentals of Artisan Bread and Pizza by Ken Forkish
Flour Water Salt Yeast: The Fundamentals of Artisan Bread and Pizza

WongKaiWen, December 23, 2012

Awesome bread book! It doesn't have a ton of recipes, but it does have a ton of technique information. Changed my bread baking, for the better. The recipes make 2 loaves of bread, so I prepped my neighbors for random bread gifts, but we've been finishing every bite. And there's only 2 of us!
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Flour Water Salt Yeast: The Fundamentals of Artisan Bread and Pizza by Ken Forkish
Flour Water Salt Yeast: The Fundamentals of Artisan Bread and Pizza

WongKaiWen, December 23, 2012

Awesome bread book! It doesn't have a ton of recipes, but it does have a ton of technique information. Changed my bread baking, for the better. The recipes make 2 loaves of bread, so I prepped my neighbors for random bread gifts, but we've been finishing every bite. And there's only 2 of us!
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Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin: Forty Years of Funny Stuff by Calvin Trillin
Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin: Forty Years of Funny Stuff

WongKaiWen, December 23, 2012

Calvin Trillin is a wonderfully funny storyteller, whether or not his stories are true or fictional. He's a quintessential New Yorker, but his appeal is universal, if more than a little ethnic. I'd read previously many of the essays included in this new compilation, but re-reading them was just as funny the second time around. The essays, some of which are more than thirty years old, remain funny today; many that were written in the Reagan era could have been written last week. The included essays are short enough and filled with enough gems of humor that they simply cry out to be read aloud, and in this instance my husband was the happy recipient.
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