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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 biographynonfiction
    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 historyromance
    During the Raj, many British women made the difficult trip to India to find marriageable men.

Toxic War by Peter Sills (2014)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on February 28, 2014 tagged history
    A detailed account of the use of Agent Orange during the Vietnam War, and its consequences.

John Wayne The Life and Legend by Scott Eyman (2014)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on February 21, 2014 tagged biography
    An in-depth biography of the symbol of American manliness.

Hostage Three by Nick Lake (2013)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on February 14, 2014 tagged coming of agethriller
    A family on a yacht in the Gulf of Aden is taken hostage by pirates.

God Is Disappointed in You by Mark Russell, Shannon Wheeler (2013)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on February 7, 2014 tagged comic stripshumor
    Humorous, unsanitized summaries of each book of the Bible, with cartoons.

The Colombo Bay by Richard Pollak (1999)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on February 7, 2014 tagged nonfiction
    A journalist experiences five weeks as a sailor on a container ship.

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.

Confessions of a Hostie by Danielle Hugh (2013)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on January 31, 2014 tagged biographynonfiction
    A veteran flight attendant tells all.

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.

Inhuman by Kat Falls (2013)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on December 27, 2013 tagged coming of agescience fiction
    Lane has to find her missing father beyond the walls in the Feral Zone.

How to Catch a Bogle by Catherine Jinks (2013)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on December 20, 2013 tagged alternate historyfantasyparanormal
    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 biographynonfiction
    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 historynonfiction
    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 agescience 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 biographycoming 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 Steal by Rachel Shteir (2011)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on November 29, 2013 tagged nonfiction
    A look at shoplifting, kleptomania, and boosting, including who steals what and why.

The Rule of Three by Eric Walters (2014)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on November 29, 2013 tagged coming of agescience 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.

Stop-Time by Frank Conroy (1977)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on November 15, 2013 tagged biography
    Frank Conroy’s dispassionate examination of his strange, unsupervised childhood in a screwed-up family.

Crazy Rich Power, Scandal and Tragedy Inside the Johnson & Johnson Dynasty by Jerry Oppenheimer (2013)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on November 8, 2013 tagged biographyhistory
    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 novelhorrorparanormal
    Nimble Jack feeds on the insanity of the mentally ill who can see the hidden Hungry World.

Jerusalem A Family Portrait by Boaz Yakin, Nick Bertozzi (2013)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on October 18, 2013 tagged graphic novelhistorical fiction

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 Nethergrim by Matthew Jobin (2014)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on October 11, 2013 tagged fantasy

Trapped Under the Sea by Neil Swidey (2014)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on October 4, 2013 tagged nonfiction

The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker (2013)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on October 4, 2013 tagged historical fictionparanormalromance

The Girl A Life in the Shadow of Roman Polanski by Samantha Geimer (2013)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on September 27, 2013 tagged biographynonfiction

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 biographyhistory

Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein (2013)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on September 20, 2013 tagged coming of agehistorical fiction

The Mountain My Time On Everest by Ed Viesturs, David Roberts (2013)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on September 20, 2013 tagged biographynonfiction

Thousand Words by Jennifer Brown (2013)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on September 13, 2013 tagged coming of age

When We Wake by Karen Healey (2013)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on September 6, 2013 tagged coming of agescience fiction

Reality Boy by A.S. King (2013)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on September 6, 2013 tagged coming of age

Running with the Kenyans by Adharanand Finn (2013)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on August 30, 2013 tagged biographynonfiction

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 biographycoming 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 biographycoming 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 artbiographyhistory

SYLO by D.J. MacHale (2013)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on August 16, 2013 tagged coming of agescience fictionthriller

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 historymysteryscience

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 historyscience

Boxers & Saints Boxed Set by Gene Luen Yang (2013)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on August 9, 2013 tagged coming of agegraphic novelhistorical fiction

Bacon and Egg Man by Ken Wheaton (2013)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on August 2, 2013 tagged science fiction

Winger by Andrew Smith (2013)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on August 2, 2013 tagged coming of age

Nothin' to Lose The Making of KISS (1972-1975) by Ken Sharp (2013)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on July 26, 2013 tagged nonfiction

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