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How to Be an American Housewife by Margaret Dilloway
How to Be an American Housewife

eminson, January 24, 2011

I had read good reviews of this book in the popular press, but finished reading it last night and am disappointed. I feel the book lacked enough surprise or conflict or depth to be a real engrossing read. The story has been told before by other authors, and I don't feel like this book lived up to the hype. I can't think of anything unique about it, other than the intriguing excerpts from the Japanese housekeeping book for maids.
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The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic -- and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World by Steven Johnson
The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic -- and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World

eminson, December 3, 2010

I don't have a particular interest in disease, medicine, or the 1800's, but I was thoroughly riveted by this factual account of cholera's ravaging strike on what is now the SoHo district of London. Reading about Dr. John Snow's relentless detective work delivers a valuable history lesson that also happens to be quite captivating.
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The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic -- and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World by Steven Johnson
The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic -- and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World

eminson, December 3, 2010

I don't have a particular interest in disease, medicine, or the 1800's, but I was thoroughly riveted by this factual account of cholera's ravaging strike on what is now the SoHo district of London. Reading about Dr. John Snow's relentless detective work delivers a valuable history lesson that also happens to be quite captivating.
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The Last American Man by Elizabeth Gilbert
The Last American Man

eminson, December 3, 2010

It you enjoyed Susan Orlean's portrayal of John Laroche in "The Orchid Thief," you need to read this riveting story of the intensely unconventional individual who is Eustace Conway. The true account of this driven, self-made man will leave you questioning the decisions we all make every day as we struggle to find our place in the fast-paced modern culture of today's America.
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My Life in Orange: Growing Up with the Guru by Tim Guest
My Life in Orange: Growing Up with the Guru

eminson, November 27, 2010

This is a fascinating memoir of a thirty-something Englishman's coming of age in various communes established by Bhagwan Rajneesh in the 1970's and 80's. Author Tim Guest's mother was an earlier follower of Rajneesh, and her life in communes in Europe, Asia and Antelope, Oregon included her young son. Guest retells his childhood commune experiences with humor and insight, and sheds light on some of the controversial activities that took place right in front of his young eyes.
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