Elaine, January 13, 2007 (view all comments by Elaine)
I read this book as a college student when it first came out. It was the transforming book for my generation. My daughter is now a college sophomore and I was surprised to see her reading it. I just took a look at it again and it really is a book that challenges you to think about all the big, important issues. It really is a must read.
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by The New York Times,
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