2013: #21 – Escape (Carolyn Jessop & Laura Palmer)


Title: Escape Author: Carolyn Jessop & Laura Palmer Format: Hardcover Pages:  413 Release Date: October 16, 2007 Publisher: Broadway Books Source: library Read the back of the book The dramatic first-person account of life inside an ultra-fundamentalist American religious sect, and one woman’s courageous flight to freedom with her eight children. When she was eighteen years old, Carolyn Jessop was coerced into an arranged marriage with a total stranger: a man thirty-two years her senior.

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2012: #55 – Everybody into the Pool (Beth Lisick)


Title: Everybody Into The Pool: True Tales Author: Beth Lisick Format: Paperback Pages:  240 Release Date: 2005 Publisher: Avon Source: personal copy Read the back of the book Beth Lisick started out as a homecoming princess with a Crisco-aided tan and a bad perm. And then everything changed. Plunging headlong into America’s deepest subcultures, while keeping both feet firmly planted in her parents’ Leave It to Beaver values, Lisick makes her adult home on the

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2012: #14 – Sometimes I Feel Like a Nut (Jill Kargman)

Title: Sometimes I Feel Like A Nut: Essays And Observations Author: Jill Kargman Format: Hardback Pages: 192 (2012 total – 3,619) Approx. Word Count: 38,400 (2012 total – 984,225) Release Date: January 24, 2011 Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Categories: humor, memoir Source: Publisher Rating: 3 out of 5 Back of the book: Jill Kargman is a mother, wife, and writer living the life in New York City . . . a life that includes camping out

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2012: #10 – Half-Assed: A Weight-Loss Memoir (Jennette Fulda)

Title: Half-Assed: A Weight-Loss Memoir Author: Jennette Fulda Format: Trade Paperback Pages: 250 (2012 total – 2,720) Approx. Word Count: 75,000 (2012 total – 770,504) Release Date: May 10, 2008 Publisher: Seal Press Categories: memoir Source: personal copy Rating: 5 out of 5 Back of the book: After undergoing gall bladder surgery at age twenty-three, Jennette Fulda decided it was time to lose some weight. Actually, more like half her weight. At the time, Jennette

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