Monthly Archives: November 2014

ME BEFORE YOU by Jojo Moyes

ME BEFORE YOU, a page-turning, tragic/romantic/comic novel by Jojo Moyes, brought up three things for me. First, how your life can change at any moment, sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse, and sometimes both. Second, it reminded me … Continue reading

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THEN THEY CAME FOR ME by Maziar Bahari (with Aimee Molloy)

When I first heard that Jon Stewart was going to write, direct, and produce a movie based on this book, I instantly ordered the book. I had every intention of reading it before the movie came out. But I’ve been … Continue reading

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SLOW GETTING UP by Nate Jackson

If you like to watch NFL football as much as I do, from a bar stool or the comfort of your living room, most of the hits don’t seem too painful. Sure, there is the occasional OH MY GOD you … Continue reading

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THE INNOVATORS by Walter Isaacson

Walter Isaacson’s latest 500-pager, THE INNOVATORS: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution, is a paradox. Much like its predecessor, STEVE JOBS, it’s a dense page-turner. For pages and pages, it made me think about … Continue reading

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THE PARIS WIFE by Paula McLain

If you know anything about Ernest Hemingway, you probably know that he won the Nobel Prize for Literature, that he liked hunting and fishing, that he spent considerable time in the 1920s in Paris, that he was married four times, … Continue reading

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