"This is a nonfiction book with amazing stories mixed with just as amazing facts about the science and biology of butterflies. This is truly amazing stuff! A terrific book for anyone interested in nature at all."
"Ehrenreich writes much of this seeminly tongue-in-cheek. You can easily read between the lines. Some of this is laugh-out-loud funny, until you consider this is nonfiction! Then, it might give you shivers.
Even more important than when it was first published, this should comfort anyone who works for any company anywhere. It will also be tempting to leave copies on the desks of management."
"I love these books each year! This has varied "stuff" in it, from fiction to website information--you name it. I've never been disappointed with these and this year (2008) is no exception. While I did not LOVE everything in it, I loved lots of what is in it. This series truly has "something for everyone!""
"I loved this book. It took me a long time to read because it (literally) made my brain hurt while reading it. The concepts are beyond my level of math, so they were challenging to my thinking. They are presented so that the average person can tackle quantum physics and subjects more complicated than the proverbial rocket science or brain surgery.
This is a great book, written very well, that brings the work of brilliant scientists to the "normal" person's life."
"This is a great story, most appreciated by a child if it is read aloud and shared. However, an adult looking for a quick, good read, will also appreciate this timeless story. This is a bittersweet tale and makes you feel good."
"Not only are the stories classics, but the illustrations that accompany the tales are gorgeous!
This title is enjoyable by young and old alike, as it is nice to re-visit our favorite tales, especially when they are bound in such a beautiful collection."
"This book was recommended to me by my cell biology teacher. It took me a few years to get to reading it, but it was well worth the time. This is a quick read and gives the very interesting personal side to the discovery of the double helix in DNA.
The book itself gives a glimpse into an earlier time. It is a memoir from the mid-twentieth century. It is amazing to now consider the technology used for scientific research. The "human" side is quite interesting, as well. You get the insider look at competition between countries and universities and individuals when it comes to scientific research and discovery. You see an early woman in science and the issues that women had to contend with when they pursued lives outside the home and kitchen. (This is just glimpsed as the author is a male and only in the end piece does he provide further information on the female scientist so often spoken about poorly in the main part of the book.)
"If you like memoir-like writing that includes writing about a topic, but is more a collection of personal essays, then you might like this book. It is journalistic in its presentation, not researched, which was what I had hoped for when I bought it. If you like segments on NPR's All Things Considered, for example, then you will enjoy this."
"Don't be put off by the date of this book. Other than businesses that shut down and new ones that open, the information about the towns and sites to see and places to visit is all accurate and helpful.
As all travel guides warn, call to verify places are no longer under construction or for updated fees/costs.
For the established businesses, which are the ones mostly included here, you will find the same restaurants, shops, galleries, etc.
Even as a Mass. resident, I learned a lot about places I would never have otherwise known about or checked out by reading this book."
"This is a memoir-type of book, HOWEVER, the epilogue, which is written by the psychiatrist who worked with the author through his split identities, is AMAZING! The story is compelling itself. You won't be disappointed with it. The book is actually written "by" the different personalities--very, very interesting to consider."
"If you've seen the film, you still have to read the book. This is the STORY that the film, Capote, is about. The way this is written is interesting and as is said in the film, it reads like fiction. In case you are interested in journalism and creative nonfiction, this is one of the earliest books that used this "new journalism" as it was called at the time. For anyone interested in this kind of writing, Capote's book is an example to behold."
"This is a nonfiction text about violent boys, with information about how this kind of thing happens and what can be done to fix the issues of violence amongst boys in our society. This is a non-preachy book that has great research in it and lots of references to studies, other writing on the topic and programs that address boys' behavior."