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The Ghost in the Electric Blue Suit is set on the English coast in the hot summer of 1976, so the music in this playlist is pretty much all from the... Continue »
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Not That You Asked: Rants, Exploits, and Obsessions by Steve Almond
Not That You Asked: Rants, Exploits, and Obsessions

sll, June 20, 2010

You don't have to be (or have ever been) a pubescent male to experience an almost shameful self-recognition in Almond's early intimacies with the family hot tub jets. These essays are smart, sweet, straightforward, and may cause loss of bladder control.
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Mommy Doesn't Drink Here Anymore: Getting Through the First Year of Sobriety by Rachael Brownell
Mommy Doesn't Drink Here Anymore: Getting Through the First Year of Sobriety

sll, August 21, 2009

Rachael Brownell is engaging, raw, and candid about her first year of sobriety. She doesn't preach and isn't afraid of showing how ugly the way out of a drinking problem can be.
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So Sexy So Soon: The New Sexualized Childhood and What Parents Can Do to Protect Their Kids by Diane E Levin
So Sexy So Soon: The New Sexualized Childhood and What Parents Can Do to Protect Their Kids

sll, April 15, 2009

Upsetting but not particularly surprising, this book is essential for any parent who thinks their kids are "growing up too fast." Sample dialogs and role-plays move the discussion beyond fear and alarm.
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Misty of Chincoteague
Misty of Chincoteague

sll, April 14, 2009

Despite a few years of horse-craziness, I never read this as a child. Now I'm reading it to my eight-year-old and can't believe I missed it. It's so, so sweet, but not cloying. It truly reflects a simpler time with clarity and detail in a way that contemporary children can still embrace.
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The Virgin's Lover by Philippa Gregory
The Virgin's Lover

sll, February 10, 2009

All the blind political favoritism, military machinations, and fawning sycophancy of the Bush administration, but spiced with lots more doublet and bodice ripping!
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