Tag Archives: non-fiction

The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities and the Remaking of the Civilized World

Read June 2019 Recommended for everyone, particularly young people, Floridians, coasties and Trumpsters ★   ★   ★   ★    For too long the national climate debate has centered on “is it real?” and “is it man-made?” How this occurred … Continue reading

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Dopesick by Beth Macy

Read April 2019 Recommended for people who feel completely unfamiliar with oxycodone   ★    1/2 A problematic read for me. Yes, I know; awards and all that. But I honestly think the awards go to the fact that Macy … Continue reading

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How We Do Harm: A Doctor Breaks Ranks About Being Sick in America

Read March 2019 Recommended for health care providers, patients ★     ★    ★    ★   I don’t know that I’ve ever read anything that came so close to summing up my years in health care. That said, there’s one … Continue reading

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Other Minds

Read September 2018 Recommended for fans of philosophy of thought, octopi ★     ★   1/2 Octopi, or the floppy floppy spider of the sea,”(source: ZeFrank)  are pretty freaking amazing. Godfrey-Smith agrees, which is how this book came about. As he … Continue reading

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National Geographic Traveler: Miami & the Keys

Read May 2018 Recommended for Miami and Keys travelers ★    ★    ★   1/2  Though I had my doubts about the usefulness of this guide to me, as my upcoming trip is Keys only, National Geographic as publisher was tempting. Contents … Continue reading

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Fodor’s Travel In Focus: Florida Keys

Read May 2018 Recommended for Keys travelers ★    ★    ★   1/2    Fodor’s In Focus: Florida Keys is perhaps the most traditional of the lot, presented in a very modern and visually accessible way. It opens with heavy glossy paper … Continue reading

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Quiet by Susan Cain

Read  November 2017 Recommended for people who know introverts ★    ★    1/2 Shhh–I’m taking some quiet time. Kidding! I’ll be honest. I avoided this book the first time I noticed it, when the buzz had it popping up all over. … Continue reading

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The Trauma Cleaner by Sarah Krasnostein

Read February 2018 Recommended for fans of biographies ★    ★   1/2   Recently, The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death was been popping up in discussion, and I had been toying with a re-read until fortuitously offered … Continue reading

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Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Read February 2018 Recommended for humans ★    ★    ★    ★    ★  Drawing on an established tradition by American writers of color, ‘Between the World and Me’ is Ta-Nehisi Coates’ own letter to his son. While I was reading, … Continue reading

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The Dirt on Clean by Katherine Ashenburg

Read  November 2017 Recommended for clean historians ★    ★    ★     I love a clean house. I actually like cleaning, particularly when it involves dusting my bookshelves. There’s something about a room where I’ve just removed the dust, hair and debris … Continue reading

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