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The Drunken Botanist The Plants That Create The World’s Great Drinks by Amy Stewart (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on June 21, 2013 tagged literary • nonfiction
You Don't Know Me but You Don't Like Me Phish, Insane Clown Posse, and My Misadventures with Two of Music's Most Maligned Tribes by Nathan Rabin (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on June 14, 2013 tagged nonfiction
The Nazi Hunters How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World’s Most Notorious Nazi by Neal Bascomb (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on October 11, 2013 tagged nonfiction
The Iron Bridge by Anton Piatigorsky (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on May 31, 2013 tagged coming of age • historical fiction • short stories
Six short stories that imagine the teen years of men who became bloodthirsty dictators.
Shot All to Hell Jesse James, the Northfield Raid, and the Wild West's Greatest Escape by Mark Lee Gardner (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on May 24, 2013 tagged history
The James Gang was well-disciplined and ruthless, but their planning finally failed them in Northfield, MN.
Good Riddance An Illustrated Memoir of Divorce by Cynthia Copeland (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on May 17, 2013 tagged graphic novel • nonfiction
Cynthia Copeland shares the self-doubt, anguish and fears from her unexpected divorce and its aftermath.
Do You Believe in Magic? The Sense and Nonsense of Alternative Medicine by Paul A. Offit (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on May 24, 2013 tagged science
An unapologetic look at alternative medicine from a scientific point of view.
Wedding Night by Sophie Kinsella (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on May 10, 2013 tagged humor • romance
Lottie thought her boyfriend was going to pop the question. She even bought him a ring. She was wrong.
The Reluctant Assassin (W.A.R.P. Book 1) by Eoin Colfer (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on June 7, 2013 tagged historical fiction • science fiction • thriller
A Victorian-era boy travels to the future, pursued by his would-be mentor, who wants to turn him into a killer.
Bad Boys, Bad Men Confronting Antisocial Personality Disorder (Sociopathy) by Donald W. Black (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on March 29, 2013 tagged nonfiction
An in-depth examination of Antisocial Personality Disorder, which cannot be effectively treated.
I'll Seize the Day Tomorrow by Jonathan Goldstein (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on March 29, 2013 tagged biography • humor
Jonathan Goldstein, star of the NPR radio show Wiretap, documents the year between his 39th and 40th birthdays.
I Invented the Modern Age The Rise of Henry Ford by Richard Snow (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on April 5, 2013 tagged biography
Henry Ford, a mechanical whiz who invented the assembly line, was also strange, cruel, bigoted, and poor at business.
Spirit and Dust by Rosemary Clement-Moore (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on March 15, 2013 tagged mystery • paranormal
Daisy Goodnight talks to spirits to help the FBI solve a murder and a mob boss find his missing daughter.
Relentless From Good to Great to Unstoppable by Tim S. Grover, Kobe Bryant, Shari Wenk (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on March 22, 2013 tagged nonfiction
Tim Grover trains pro athletes to excel, and believes his philosophy is applicable to any endeavor.
A Grand Complication The Race to Build the World's Most Legendary Watch by Stacy Perman (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on March 8, 2013 tagged history
Two prominent, rich men in the early 1900s competed to have the most complicated mechanical watch.
Inside the Vault The True Story of a Master Bank Burglar by Amil Dinsio (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on August 1, 2014 tagged mystery • nonfiction
The story of two brothers who planned and executed an epic bank robbery after a tip from Jimmy Hoffa.
Banished Surviving My Years in the Westboro Baptist Church by Lauren Drain, Lisa Pulitzer (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on December 28, 2012 tagged nonfiction
Blood Song (Raven's Shadow Book 1) by Anthony Ryan (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on April 18, 2014 tagged coming of age • fantasy
After his mother’s death, Vaelin’s father gives him to the Sixth Order to make him into a weapon of the Faith.
Unknown Pleasures Inside Joy Division by Peter Hook (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on February 22, 2013 tagged biography • nonfiction
The story of the influential band Joy Division, from its early days to lead singer Ian Curtis’s suicide.
The Everything Store Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on March 7, 2014 tagged biography • nonfiction
How Jeff Bezos defined online shopping and manages amazon.com.
Gods of Mischief My Undercover Vendetta to Take Down the Vagos Outlaw Motorcycle Gang by George Rowe (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on January 18, 2013 tagged nonfiction
Sex and the Citadel Intimate Life in a Changing Arab World by Shereen El Feki (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on December 7, 2012 tagged nonfiction
Undisputed Truth by Mike Tyson, Larry Sloman (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on March 14, 2014 tagged biography
An in-depth biography of boxer Mike Tyson including his childhood and most infamous fights.
Backward Compatible A Geek Love Story by Sarah Daltry, Pete Clark (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on April 4, 2014 tagged fantasy • romance • science fiction
George and Katie’s geeky romance starts at a midnight video game release party.
The Last Headbangers NFL Football in the Rowdy, Reckless ‘70’s, the Era that Created Modern Sports by Kevin Cook (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on January 31, 2014 tagged nonfiction
1970s NFL football was rougher, lower paying, out of control, and fueled by off-field excess.
God Is Disappointed in You by Mark Russell, Shannon Wheeler (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on February 7, 2014 tagged comic strips • humor
Humorous, unsanitized summaries of each book of the Bible, with cartoons.
Who's on Worst? The Lousiest Players, Biggest Cheaters, Saddest Goats and Other Antiheroes in Baseball History by Filip Bondy (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on November 23, 2012 tagged nonfiction
Exploding the Phone The Untold Story of the Teenagers and Outlaws who Hacked Ma Bell by Phil Lapsley (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on November 2, 2012 tagged nonfiction
The Things They Cannot Say Stories Soldiers Won't Tell You About What They've Seen, Done or Failed to Do in War by Kevin Sites (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on October 12, 2012 tagged history
Slow Getting Up A Story of NFL Survival from the Bottom of the Pile by Nate Jackson (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on December 13, 2013 tagged biography • nonfiction
Nate Jackson’s NFL tell-all focuses on the less glamorous, impersonal, boring side of playing pro football.
Frozen by Melissa De La Cruz, Michael Johnston (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on December 6, 2013 tagged coming of age • science fiction
Nat needs to stay warm in a frozen future while hiding the fact that she’s Marked with faerie magic.
How to Catch a Bogle by Catherine Jinks (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on December 20, 2013 tagged alternate history • fantasy • paranormal
Ten-year-old Birdie is the bait that draws child-snatching creatures into the open.
Song of Spider-Man The Inside Story of the Most Controversial Musical in Broadway History by Glen Berger (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on November 1, 2013 tagged nonfiction
An insider’s view of Broadway’s jinxed Spider-Man musical.