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Armed with the latest “quit lit” and a cache of nicotine patches and lozenges, David Sedaris departs on an extended vacation to Tokyo with the intent of finally kicking his thirty-year-old smoking habit. The popular memoirist chronicles his efforts to  ... – review

We all walk through life knowing it can change in an instant. A car can come barreling around the corner and hit you. A doctor can call with devastating news. The shake of an earthquake can bring down the walls.  ... – review

The War of the Rosens By Janice Eidus Behler Publications, 2007 Puzzled as we may be by the dimensions of the universe, which of course has no dimensions, since it is apparently infinite, each of us  ...

Chasing Ghosts Book Review

Chasing Ghosts Failures and Facades in Iraq: A Soldier’s Perspective by Paul Reickhoff New American Library, 2006 Among the throngs of books on the Iraq fiasco, Chasing Ghosts must have the best opening sentence: “George Bush had  ...

Fat Broke Lonely Review

Fat, Broke & Lonely No More!—Your Personal Solution to Overeating, Overspending, and Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places. by Victoria Moran Harper One, A Division of HarperCollins Publishers, 2007, New York website  ... – review

As a professional journalist, Lucinda Franks has been trained to uncover even the most closely-held information. That skill has served her well over the years, particularly in the 1970s, when she won a Pulitzer Prize for a newspaper series  ... – review

U.S. vs. Them: How a Half Century of Conservatism Has Undermined America’s Security By J. Peter Scoblic New York, Penguin Group, 2008 Website Of the recent books dealing with right-wing foreign policy, J. Peter Scoblic’s U.S. vs. Them may  ... – review

What is the proper scope of macro and micro economics? Should they merely analyze standard monetary statistical data? Or should we measure an economy’s true value by monetizing vital economic factors such as unpaid household labor and the depletion of  ...