Monthly Archives: April 2013


For me, one measure of a good book is if I can easily remember, years later, when and where I first read it. For example, I will never forget the half-hour I spent snorting uncontrollably in line at the Montclair … Continue reading

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HOW IT ALL BEGAN by Penelope Lively

The other day, I arrived in DC an hour early for a lunch meeting, so naturally I wandered into KramerBooks, a place I can only describe as Heaven.  In short: piles and piles of thoughtfully-selected books. There I found HOW … Continue reading

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DECISIVE by Chip Heath and Dan Heath

I spent no time debating whether or not to buy Chip and Dan Heath’s latest book, DECISIVE, because their other two books, MADE TO STICK and SWITCH are two of my favorites.  Whereas MADE TO STICK deals with how to … Continue reading

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