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Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)

It's Pretty Much What You'd Expect From Her (In A Good Way), By Mindy Kaling

So, full disclosure: I’m a pretty big Office fan, and I watch The Mindy Project. So, yeah, I like Mindy Kaling’s brand of humor. It’s sort of self-effacing in a girl power-ish kind of way. If you’re not familiar with her work, she’s basically a comedy screenwriter and actress who was on The Office and […]

Eat, Pray, Love

A Three For One Deal, By Elizabeth Gilbert

I started this book a year ago and finally got around to finishing it last week. I know it’s very pop-lit-y, but that actually doesn’t bother me. If it gets people to actually read books, I’m happy. In fact, I think elementary schools should encourage kids to read more stuff that’s just fun to read […]

Bottle of Rum: A History of the New World in Ten Cocktails

Somewhat Contrived Premise, But You'll Learn A Lot About Rum, By Wayne Curtis

Yo, ho ho … and you’ve all heard the rest. But contrary to what the title of this novel would indicate, author Wayne Curtis maintains that rum and its history is a lot more than pirates, grog and 50 Cent throwing back Bacardis in da’ club. And a Bottle of Rum: A History of the […]

Assassination Vacation

An Irreverent Road Trip Through Presidential Assassinations, By Sarah Vowell

“Going to Ford’s Theater to watch the play is like going to Hooters for the food,” writes Sarah Vowell in Assassination Vacation. But that’s where Vowell was, ironically watching Stephen Sondheim’s musical Assassins! And that’s where she begins her irreverent road trip, visiting the places where three American presidents have been assasinated over the years. […]