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Patterson’s Wager; The Indie Flick You Sadly Missed

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Ages ago, I asked Susanne The Scot's husband if he thought that she believed in the Loch Ness Monster.  "Deep down she's a romantic, so yes, I expect she does," he answered. This conversation came back to me after seeing Patterson's Wager … Continue reading

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#AmReading Maria Balinska’s THE BAGEL

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02.04.16 I've set aside other books this month, in favor of Maria Balinska's The Bagel; The Surprising History of a Modest Bread, which is kinda mindblowing in its detail, research and storytelling.              

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Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore ‘s The End of San Francisco; a Review

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Published by San Francisco’s iconic City Lights and winner of a Lambda Award for Transgender Non-Fiction in 2014, The End of San Francisco is first-rate Resistance Literature.  Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore refuses to separate the personal and political, capturing the creation (and … Continue reading

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The Twisted Pig Escapes That Guy Guy

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MoTown is all atwitter after that Guy guy rolled into town with his whole Diners Drive Ins and Dives shtick. Guy-Lovers and Guy-Haters alike wanted to know – Where did he go? What did he eat? Who’s the smartass that spit … Continue reading

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Gold By The Inch; The Book That Nearly Beat Me

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(Please excuse me if this review gets a little heady. It's been a decade in the crafting.) A battered borrowed copy of Lawerence Chua's Gold by the Inch resides on my shelves, a perch from where it has glared at me for nearly … Continue reading

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