Kirsten Groody's Reviews10

Kirsten GroodyKirsten Groody wrote a review
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A touching and insightful memoir of loss. A worthwhile read, especially if you're struggling with your own loss of a loved one to suicide.
History of a Suicide
by Jill Bialosky
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Cute Story
Wonderful story ... Just wish Fallis had been as diligent with respect to environmental regulation research as he had been with research on political procedure and hover crafts. Suppose I can overlook technical correctness for the advancement of a good plot. :)
The Best Laid Plans
by Terry Fallis
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Perspective ...
"In the Buddha's psychological teachings, the major obstacle to this kind of spontaneous relating is called delusion. Delusion is the mind's tendency to seek premature closure about something. It is the quality of mind that imposes a definition for the actual experience."
Going to Pieces without Falling Apart
by Mark Epstein
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Frustrating, but it's good to practice tolerance...
Glamorized Reagan's foreign policy and trivialized some very tragic events ... however open-mindedness means tolerating differences of opinion so that you can come to appreciate the subtleties and strengths of others, including those with whom you don't see eye-to-eye.
What I Saw At The Revolution - A Political Life in the Reagan Era
by Peggy Noonan
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"I thought about the baby that everyone wanted dead, and saw it very clearly. It was in a dark, wet place, its head covered with O's of wool, the black face holding, like nickels, two clean black eyes, the flared nose, kissing-thick lips, and the living, breathing silk of black skin. No synthetic yellow bangs suspended over marble-blue eyes, no pinched nose and bowline mouth. More strongly than my fondness for Pecola, I felt a need for someone to want the black baby to live--just to counteract the universal love of white baby dolls, Shirley Temples, and Maureen Peals."
The Bluest Eye
by Toni Morrison
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No Right Balance
"There is no right balance between life and death when life is possible. There is no right balance between justice and injustice when justice is possible."
An Imperfect Offering
by James Orbinski
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Absolutely Phenomenal Imagery ... But Not the Easiest to Finish
Certain parts had absolutely beautiful and compelling passages. Surrealistic pictures painted in words. I must admit, I did put it down ... for a few months between chapters.
Art & Lies
by Jeanette Winterson
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In lacking a facility for self-expression, stunted protagonists exist almost solely, and safely, in their own minds
"People took what they wanted, they clutched at coincidences, the few there were, and made a life from them. He had either to tell Alice I'm here, or leave, take the first plane and disappear again, go back to the place where he had been hanging for those years. By now he had learned. Choices are made in brief seconds and paid for in the time that remains."
The Solitude of Prime Numbers
by Paolo Giordano
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Fantastic Book! Must Read!
Thanks Dr.Goleman! In a world of 'green' this and 'eco' that, Goleman provides a way to get back to fundamentals. The paradox (and inevitable hypocrisy) of being an "eco-consumer" is a little less daunting after reading this book.
Ecological Intelligence
by Daniel P Goleman
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Good reference!
Good reference for anyone concerned with their diet and their personal impact on the planet. This book helped me to better evaluate day-to-day diet choices; how they affected me and the world.
The Thrive Diet
by Brendan Brazier
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