Anyone who has high-school aged kids will recognize every character in this book. This is a fun summer read for parents and students, if they can squeeze it in between practice essays and SAT prep. Acceptance is an enjoyable, quick read that I'm going recommending to all my friends.
Despite his difficult childhood growing up very poor, Frank McCourt brings humor and poignancy to his memoir. This book is so beautifully written that it's hard for a reader to remember that this is the US in 2007, not mid-century Ireland. Touching, haunting, and memorable.
Spirituality meets practicality in Ask and It Is Given. There are specific steps listed designed to lift the reader's thoughts from their starting point to the next level, enabling reader to feel better immediately. Reading this book changed the way I view many things in life, and it has certainly enabled me to be more grateful and positive. Nothing bad can come of that.
A mystical journey with real life insights. Definitely worth reading. More and more authors are coming to the same conclusions that James Redfield did in The Celestine Prophecy. Some of the chase scenes are cheesy, and the dialogue is awkward at times, but the insights are worth reading.
A fascinating true story of the corrupt governmental and corporate activities in which the United States has participated over the past 50 years. This book opened my eyes to a political underworld that is both exciting and terrifying.
Unlike some other guides to colleges, Cool Colleges lists some little-known schools along with the ubiquitous "name" universities. For all students who are not one-size-fits-all, Cool Colleges is organized according to interests. Block scheduling, co-op, and fine arts are just some of the categories included. This book is a keeper on my shelf now.
No holds barred, Cybill opens up about her childhood in Memphis, her family, and her years from television star to has-been and back again. Although possibly self-serving and written clumsily, Cybill's life story has enough humility and humor to make it thoroughly readable. Television and film fans will enjoy it.
Jonathan Safran Foer's book eloquently tells the story of a little boy's search for a secret lock, after losing his father in the World Trade Center attack. Not at all melodramatic, the story is incredibly touching. Foer captures the voice of the young boy brilliantly.
Tracy Chevalier's Falling Angels differs from some of her other works in that it jumps from historical period to modern. The tale is cleverly woven between generations, and is very intriguing. Great book.