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Book Reviews

Here are some of the book reviews I have written over the past several years at various sites. This is not a list of all the books I have read in the periods listed.  I do not review all the books that I read.  Currently my literary haunt is Goodreads.com.  Check it out, it is pretty fun!

2014

Review Title Book Title Author
The Death of Creativity The Death of Santini Pat Conroy

 

2012

Review Title Book Title Author
Cycling’s Ball Four Rough Ride: Behind the Wheel With a Pro Cyclist Paul Kimmage
Surprise Ending Reasoned Decision USADA
Overrated The Death of Marco Pantani Matt Rendell
Thrice Heroic Road to Valor: A True Story of WWII Italy, the Nazis, and the Cyclist Who Inspired a Nation Aili & Andres McConnon
Good Chronicle of a Veiled Epoch Racing Through the Dark: Crash. Burn. Coming Clean. Coming Back David Millar
Courage All the President’s Men Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein
For the Watergate-ophile, Good Watergate: A Novel Thomas Mallon
Beneficial Idea, plus a travelogue Sober Is My New Drunk: 850 Days (and Counting) without Booze or AA. A Comedy in Twelve Steps Paul Carr
Good (not great) Wobegon Story Pontoon: A Novel of Lake Wobegon (Lake Wobegon Novels) Garrison Keillor
I Wanna Talk About MEEEEEEEEEEEE… Still: Notes on a Mid-Faith Crisis Lauren F. Winner

 

2011

Review Title Book Title Author
5-boot Slog Alert The Case for God Karen Armstrong
Way Past Good Good Poems Garrison Keillor
Period Piece Reform Medicaid First: Laying the Foundation for National Health Care Reform Thomas W. Grannemann
Much More Than Advertised How to Click with People: The Secret to Better Relationships in Business and in Life Rick Kirschner
How Common is Common Sense? The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement Eliyahu M. Goldratt
Great Facts, Needs 3 more ounces of Pizzaz The Lost Cyclist: The Epic Tale of an American Adventurer and His Mysterious Disappearance David V. Herlihy
Good Laughs, Solid Episode To the Nines (Stephanie Plum, No. 9) Janet Evanovich
Enjoyable, Painful, Useful Dreaming in Code: Two Dozen Programmers, Three Years, 4,732 Bugs, and One Quest for Transcendent Software Scott Rosenberg

2010

Review Title Book Title Author
No Payoff The Lacuna: A Novel Barbara Kingsolver
Way Past Fiction The Politician: An Insider’s Account of John Edwards’s Pursuit of the Presidency and the Scandal That Brought Him Down Andrew Young
The Whole Picture Thomas Paine and the Promise of America Harvey J. Kaye
Simply Wonderful! Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand: A Novel Helen Simonson
Good Highlight Reel Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded: A Decade of Whatever John Scalzi
Annotations Helpful at Times The Annotated Alice: The Definitive Edition Lewis Carroll
Amazing. Haig Deserves Our Thanks The Final Days Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein
The Way of the Shark: Lessons on Golf, Business, and Life The Way of the Shark: Lessons on Golf, Business, and Life Donald T. Phillips
Please Flip Through it Before you Buy it Mike and Mike’s Rules for Sports and Life Mike Greenberg, Mike Golich
2009 Tour Recap plus Jilted Love story Tour de Lance: The Extraordinary Story of Lance Armstrong’s Fight to Reclaim the Tour de France Bill Strickland
Not on the Podium A Dog in a Hat: An American Bike Racer’s Story of Mud, Drugs, Blood, Betrayal, and Beauty in Belgium Joe Parkin
Light, Predictable The Art of Racing in the Rain: A Novel Garth Stein
If You Need a Boost It’s Your Time: Activate Your Faith, Achieve Your Dreams, and Increase in God’s Favor Joel Osteen
You Can’t Judge a Book by its Cover The Gastronomy of Marriage: A Memoir of Food and Love Michelle Maisto
HA Ha ha hmmm… I Like You Amy Sedaris

2009

Review Title Book Title Author
One for the Money Bobke II: The Continuing Misadventures of Bob Roll Bob Roll
Au Contraire, It’s a Wonderful book Inside the Postal Bus: My Ride with Lance Armstrong and the U.S. Postal Cycling Team Michael Barry
Turkey Alert The Road From Chapel Hill Joanna Catherine Scott
Good Ideas, but disorganized and repetitive Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations Robert Schnase
Rimmed Out The Carolina Way: Leadership Lessons from a Life in Coaching Dean Smith
For Android Kindle, useless The Odyssey Homer

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