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

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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

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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

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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

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