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Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar by Cheryl Strayed
Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar

a_book_a_day_keeps_the_doctor_away, August 16, 2012

I love Cheryl Strayed's writing style, and most of her advice is good. However, I was extremely put off by the fact that, while she left her first husband for no reason, she stays with her second even after he cheated on her. Her personal choices are not ones I want to emulate, and therefore it's hard to take her seriously as an advice columnist.
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How to Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran
How to Be a Woman

a_book_a_day_keeps_the_doctor_away, August 7, 2012

Moran's essays about feminism, motherhood, abortion, and eating disorders are so incredibly on-target that they are definitely worth the price of the book. However, Moran's writing is much weaker when she is discussing her childhood self. Overall, a good read.
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When Women Were Birds: Fifty-Four Variations on Voice by Terry Tempest Williams
When Women Were Birds: Fifty-Four Variations on Voice

a_book_a_day_keeps_the_doctor_away, August 4, 2012

Terry Tempest Williams has written a highly personal, poetic account of her late mother's "journals." She also ruminates on what it means to be a woman, and a human being. I also enjoyed her description of when she met her husband.
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Peace Like a River by Leif Enger
Peace Like a River

a_book_a_day_keeps_the_doctor_away, January 3, 2010

What an amazing book--it makes the reader think about the "magic" that might be in all of us.
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