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Throw This Book Awa...

Time to toss your copy of Zeitoun in your curbside recycling bin; it can land on top of Three Cups of...

Throw This Book Away
posted on: Jun 12, 2012 | author: Donna

Three Cups of Decei...

Three Cups of Deceit: How Greg Mortenson, Humanitarian Hero, Lost His Way, by Jon Krakauer. Anchor (2011) 96...

Three Cups of Deceit
posted on: Oct 12, 2011 | author: Donna

Formerly Favorite A...

What a disheartening year it’s been for those of us who want to believe that an author’s subsequent book...

Formerly Favorite Authors Suffer Simultaneous Brain Damage
posted on: Jul 2, 2011 | author: Donna

Iceland

Did we really need a new book in which the author (according to the most recent issue of Publishers Weekly) “peppers the...

Iceland
posted on: Apr 26, 2010 | author: Donna

Another Cover Art D...

Who doesn’t love a vintage photograph from the author’s childhood on the cover of her memoir? When the image is just right,...

Another Cover Art Disappointment
posted on: Oct 25, 2009 | author: Donna

Little House Series

HarperCollins has made a horrendous, unfathomable decision that will surely be studied in future college marketing courses in...

Little House Series
posted on: Oct 15, 2009 | author: Donna

Punctuation Matters

This month I read two memoirs that I would be giving glowing reviews to, if only they had employed quotation marks.  Is anyone...

Punctuation Matters
posted on: Sep 12, 2009 | author: Donna

A Million Little Li...

(This review first appeared in January 2006) A Million Little Pieces, by James Frey.  Random House (2004),...

A Million Little Lies
posted on: Aug 15, 2009 | author: Cindy

Detectives and CIA ...

(This opinion first appeared in February 2003) The following words and phrases have no business in a decent...

Detectives and CIA Operatives Must Go
posted on: Aug 13, 2009 | author: Donna