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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.
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.
The Fishing Fleet Husband-Hunting in the Raj by Anne de Courcy (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on February 28, 2014 tagged history • romance
During the Raj, many British women made the difficult trip to India to find marriageable men.
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.
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.
American Rust by Philipp Meyer (2009)
Reviewed by flemtastic on January 10, 2014 tagged coming of age
One teen leaves town and finds that life on the road is harrowing, but his friend’s life at home is worse.
The Perfect Score Project Uncovering the Secrets of the SAT by Debbie Stier (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on January 10, 2014 tagged nonfiction
Mother Debbie Stier tried a new SAT prep method every month in an effort to get a perfect score.
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on January 3, 2014 tagged literary
Sales are declining, but AJ loves his bookstore. His well-ordered life changes when a baby is abandoned there.
The Meat Racket by Christopher Leonard (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on January 3, 2014 tagged nonfiction
Tyson’s ownership of every link of the chicken supply chain allows them to rake in obscene profits.
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.
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.
The Lost Bank The Story of Washington Mutual -- The Biggest Bank Failure in American History by Kirsten Grind (2012)
Reviewed by flemtastic on December 13, 2013 tagged history • nonfiction
How hubris, greed, dysfunction, and just plain bad leadership brought down Washington Mutual Bank.
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.
Half a Life by Darin Strauss (2010)
Reviewed by flemtastic on December 6, 2013 tagged biography • coming of age
When Darian Strauss was a teen, he killed a girl with his car. This accident had a profound effect on his life.
The Rule of Three by Eric Walters (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on November 29, 2013 tagged coming of age • science fiction
After all electronics stop working, Adam, his mom, and an ex-CIA agent rally their neighbors against armed gangs.
The Death of Santini The Story of a Father and His Son by Pat Conroy (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on November 22, 2013 tagged biography
Pat Conroy’s follow-up memoir about his complicated relationship as an adult with his famously abusive father.
Crazy Rich Power, Scandal and Tragedy Inside the Johnson & Johnson Dynasty by Jerry Oppenheimer (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on November 8, 2013 tagged biography • history
Johnson & Johnson’s success brought wealth to its founders, but a lot of trouble to their heirs.
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.
Colder by Paul Tobin, Juan Ferreyra (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on October 25, 2013 tagged graphic novel • horror • paranormal
Nimble Jack feeds on the insanity of the mentally ill who can see the hidden Hungry World.
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
VJ The Unplugged Adventures of MTV’s First Wave by Gavin Edwards, Nina Blackwood, Mark Goodman, Alan Hunter, Martha Quinn (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on September 27, 2013 tagged biography • history
Paperboy An Enchanting True Story of a Belfast Paperboy Coming to Terms with the Troubles by Tony Macauley (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on August 30, 2013 tagged biography • coming of age
18 in America A Young Golfer's Epic Journey to Find the Essence of the Game by Dylan Dethier (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on August 23, 2013 tagged biography • coming of age
Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis by Timothy Egan (2012)
Reviewed by flemtastic on August 23, 2013 tagged art • biography • history
The Inheritor's Powder A Tale of Arsenic, Murder, and the New Forensic Science by Sandra Hempel (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on August 16, 2013 tagged history • mystery • science
Invincible Microbe Tuberculosis and the Never-Ending Search for a Cure by Jim Murphy, Alison Blank (2012)
Reviewed by flemtastic on August 9, 2013 tagged history • science