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The Know-It-All: One Man's Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World da A.J. Jacobs
Just for the heck of it, one giorno A.J. Jacobs decided to read the entire Encyclopedia Britannica, all thirty-two volumes. Surprisingly his details about his adventure is quite amusing and he does share some very interesting tidbits from the EB. o as Jon Stewart says: "The Know-It-All is a hilarious book and quite impressive achievement. I've always said, why doesn't someone put out a less complete version of the encyclopedia? Well done, A.J."

Reading Lolita in Tehran da Azar Nafisi...
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Luis Fuentes has always been sheltered from the gang violence that nearly destroyed his brothers’ lives. But that didn’t stop him from taking risks — whether he’s scaling a mountain in the Rockies o dreaming of a future as an astronaut, Luis can’t stop looking for the successivo thrill. Nikki Cruz lives her life da three rules — boys lie to get their way, don’t trust a boy who says “I Amore you,” and never data a boy from the south side of Fairfield. Her parents may be from Mexico, but as a doctor’s daughter, she has più in common with her north-side neighbors than the Latino...
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I explained in my precedente linkthe meaning of the this phrase, but here is a quick recap: advance readers' copies are sent pre-published libri da publishers in hopes that a particularly enthusiastic recipient will personally promote the work to his o her customers, and thus increase sales exponentially.

Titles mentioned in my first articolo included:
- The Hunger Games da Suzanne Collins
- Half-Assed da Jeanette Fulda
- The Rhino with Glue-on Shoes da Lucy Spelman
- Cheer! da Kate Torgovnick

Here are più libri that I have read in galley form (another phrase for advance reader copy) and hope that...
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In A Sunburned Country, A Walk in the Woods and I'm a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America After 20 Years Away da link
While I have only discovered Bill Bryson's works within the past year, I have whole-heartedly fallen in Amore with his writings. Why? Because they are the freaking funniest things I have ever read. He delights in depicting the strange and the awkward, which usually turns out to be him. This "God Dad! [teenage eyes rolling in disdain, can't believing that they are related]" theme runs throughout his books, adding *pop* and *crackle* to his extremely informative...
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My Life in France da Julia Child with Alex Prud'homme
You must know Julia Child da name if not da reputation. The cook of all cooks. The woman who revolutionized American household kitchens; she entered the home da TV and left us groaning, having just gorged on prodigious French food. But that really isn't her, Julia Child declares, in her book. My Life in France is an amazing, humanizing potrait of Julia Child as we peek into her life before fame and (can te belive it?) her life before she could cook (she claims that she was horrible in the cucina before moving to France and attended cooking...
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