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Emily St. John Mandel: IMG Powell’s Q&A: Emily St. John Mandel

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    Emily St. John Mandel 9780385353304


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Eats, Shoots and Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation by Lynne Truss
Eats, Shoots and Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation

shopgirl97086, October 22, 2008

Normally I don't like writing style guides, they are dull and often difficult to read. This, however, is not the average writing guide. Though this book will teach you the proper punctuation, it does it in a humorous manner. The author is quick and sharp, with a razor-like tongue.
I would highly advise this book as a guide for students, teachers, or anyone who wants to improve the fluency of their writing. It is short and a quick read, but can do wonders for writing style.
If you are looking for a guide that won't bore you to death or put you to sleep--you've found it.
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Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man and Life's Greatest Lesson by Mitch Albom
Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man and Life's Greatest Lesson

shopgirl97086, October 22, 2008

This is, by far, one of the best books I have ever read. Through Albom's touching retelling of the final days of a favorite teacher and friend's life, readers are shown a magnificent picture of humanity. Moreover, I think this book teaches readers how to live--what things in life are the most important, what activities and memories are most cherished.
For anyone who has never read this book, I would strongly advise it. It gave me a new and different outlook on life.
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Understanding Research in Clinical by Jay Thomas
Understanding Research in Clinical

shopgirl97086, October 17, 2008

This book, though it does contain great information, is exceptionally difficult to read. The writing of the authors of this book does not flow well -- in addition to the fact that this is a statistics text (which generally isn't fun to read anyway).
Overall, I would say that (unless you are assigned to read this book) your money would be better spent elsewhere. Simple statistical concepts in this book can be difficult to grasp. I would advise reading something that can more simply break statistics down for you (like Huff's How to Lie with Statistics), and then using other materials (like research articles in clinical psychology) to get a better grasp of how research is used in clinical psychology.
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