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Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash
Kirkus Reviews : GARBOLOGY (March 01, 2012)

An important addition to the environmentalist bookshelf.


The War of the Sexes: How Conflict and Cooperation Have Shaped Men and Women from Prehistory to the Present

Sturdy old pessimists will not be persuaded, of course. By jumping straight from the stone age to the 21st century Seabright has managed to overlook more than a few sources of persistent injustice. And, like many economists, he is in danger of imagining that life ends when we stop work. But his confidence is beguiling, a glimmer of light in a gloomy old world.


The War of the Sexes: How Conflict and Cooperation Have Shaped Men and Women from Prehistory to the Present

As our author maintains, in his ‘I’ve-done-the-research-and-know-what-I’m-talking-about manner, ‘females are more likely to prefer no sex to mediocre sex, while males are quite happy to accept mediocre sex if the alternative is no sex at all’.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/books/article-2132090/Book-review-The-War-Of-The-Sexes-Paul-Seabright.html#ixzz1sZG2dLQT


Dead Men

The unfolding events suggest perhaps more mysticism than mystery, and the weaving in and out of fact and fiction asks you to make some shifts in belief – but perhaps this mingling merely reflects the disorientation that can come with a sudden blurring of polar horizons and which is, after all, a natural feature of the place.


David Hockney: The Biography

Now Christopher Simon Sykes, an English writer and photographer, has won the cooperation of Hockney and his four siblings for this entertaining and intimate two-volume biography, which leaves no aspect of the artist’s life unexplored, including his brave choice to lead an openly gay life at a time when homosexuality was still illegal in Britain.


Let's Pretend This Never Happened: (A Mostly True Memoir)

"It's easy to bash the Internet as a tough brawling place," Lawson says. But "organic" do-good tales like these show that "really there's a soft, sweet center."

"I feel lucky to have found it," she says.

Readers could say the same about Lawson herself.


Caligula: A Biography

Caligula: A Biography offers a sharp analysis of political communication in imperial Rome and faces the central question raised by many ancient writers themselves: the question of how language functions under an autocracy.


Threads and Traces: True False Fictive

Threads and Traces thus not only form a beautiful spectacle, with many intellectual rainbows curving above them, but have solider rock beneath them. It is difficult to read any of them without a sense of intellectual excitement. Typically composed of a chain of radically unexpected connections across texts often separated by centuries, even millennia, they contain, again and again, arresting discoveries, fruit of that combination of extraordinary erudition and uncanny intuition that has been a hallmark of Ginzburg’s work from the start.


Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics

Mr. Douthat, a Catholic conservative and an Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times, has written a book about contemporary American Christianity that is quite good. But the religion he describes is comically bad.


Some Assembly Required: A Journal of My Son's First Son

The story of that baby’s arrival and his first year, of Sam growing into fatherhood as Ms. Lamott struggled to let him grow, is the story of “Some Assembly Required.”


Wish You Were Here

“Wish You Were Here” opens in 2006 on the Isle of Wight off the southern coast of England, a setting of almost magical natural beauty, but Jack Luxton’s thoughts are of madness. He’s recalling the 65 head of healthy cattle that had to be shot and burned on his family’s old farm back in Devon.


Caught in the Act

How do I know that this book is good? The hero is practically a widower obsessed with the dead girlfriend, and I still managed to love the story. And yes, ever since I wrote that post I’ve come across a ton of widowed heroes, I should have kept my mouth shut. But I digress. What I’m trying to say is that this was a very entertaining story.


The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter--And How to Make the Most of Them Now

A clinical psychologist issues a four-alarm call for the 50 million 20-somethings in America, “most of whom are living with a staggering, unprecedented amount of uncertainty.”


Let's Pretend This Never Happened: (A Mostly True Memoir)

While Lawson fails to strike the perfect balance between pathos and punch line, she creates a comic character that readers will engage with in shocked dismay as they gratefully turn the pages.


The Witness
Kirkus Reviews : THE WITNESS (April 15, 2012)

A promising start to a series, provided Roberts can flesh out her derivative heroine.


The Garden of Happy Endings: A Novel

A book that offers happy but not believable endings


Unnatural Acts: A Stone Barrington Novel

More coherent than most of Stone’s recent adventures, with actual resolutions for the major plot lines instead of the usual annoying to-be-continued signs.


The Occupy Handbook

A succinct body of essays by knowledgeable, sympathetic observers on the grievances of the Occupy Wall Street protestors.