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2010

Title Author Rating Comments
The Help

Kathryn Stockett

Exceptional novel set in the history of the 20th century and the major social issue of the US Southern States. Recommended
The Puritan Gift

Kenneth Hopper and William Hopper

Excellent history of US businesses and how the B schools have messed up. See a description here.
The Paradox of Choice

Barry Schwartz

Are you a maximizer or a sufficer?
Mini

Simon Garfield

Covers both the original and the new Mini. Not particularly informative.
Smile or Die

Barbara Ehrenreich

This little number puts paid to the idea that "attitude" will overcome difficulties... The sub-title is "How Positive Thinking Fools America and the World".
Don't Think of an Elephant

George Lakoff

Language in politics...
Candide

Voltaire

Amusing
My Mistress's Sparrow is Dead

Edited by
Jeffrey Eugendes

A collection of short stories, some very good, a number not at all.
The Virgin Suicides

Jeffrey Eugendes

Delightful read, distrubing, but good narrative and descriptions. Recommended
 






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