Start Where You Are: A Guide to Compassionate Living

By: Pema Chodron Nonfiction 1994 Subject Matter: Spiritual life; Buddhism; China; Tibet; Doctrines Rating: 2.5/5   I’ll start by admitting that I have NO IDEA how Start Where You Are got on my “To Read” list. None. I am not… Continue Reading

The Fortress of Solitude

By: Jonathan Lethem Fiction 2003 Subject Matter: Brooklyn; New York, NY; Male friendship; Race relations; Teenage boys Rating: 2.5/5   The Fortress of Solitude is exhausting.

Free to Choose

By: Milton and Rose Friedman Nonfiction 1979 Subject Matter: Capitalism; Welfare state; Industry and state Rating: 2/5   Oh yeah. Look at that stud. Free to Choose is a “personal statement” from the late 1970s about economic policy.

90 Minutes in Heaven: A True Story of Life & Death

By: Don Piper with Cecil Murphey Nonfiction 2004 Subject Matter: Heaven; Christianity; Future life; Near-death experiences; Death Rating: 2.5/5   If you follow this blog, you’ll notice that I gave 90 Minutes in Heaven a 1-point higher rating than I… Continue Reading

Changes That Heal: How to Understand Your Past to Ensure a Healthier Future

By: Dr. Henry Cloud Nonfiction 1992 Subject Matter: Emotional maturity; Religious aspects; Christianity; Psychology; Christian life Rating: 2/5 Changes That Heal, in Dr. Cloud‘s own words, “is a book about relationship, and the barriers that must be broken down for us… Continue Reading