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

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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.

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2012: #7 – Cruising Attitude (Heather Poole)

Title: Cruising Attitude Author: Heather Poole Format: Kindle Pages: 272 (2012 total – 1,856) Approx. Word Count: 68,000 (2012 total – 542,004) Release Date: March 06, 2012 Publisher: Avon Categories: memoir Source: ARC from Publisher Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Back of the book: Flying the not-so-friendly skies… In her more than fifteen years as an airline flight attendant, Heather Poole has seen it all.

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2012: #5 – Stitches (David Small)

I’ve been meaning to read this for a long time, and finally got around to it a few weeks ago. We were traveling, and it was a good book to read start-to-finish in the car — only took me about an hour. David Small’s story is rather sad. The second child of a pair of emotionally and physically distant parents, he spent much of his childhood entertaining himself and learning how to best maneuver with the least upset to anyone. When he develops a tumor on his neck, it becomes just one more thing to deal with silently. His parents seem barely concerned, leaving it for several years before finally having it removed when David is 14. Even then they don’t tell him what is going on, just that he’s having surgery. He wakes up with a giant scar and no voice with absolutely no preparation. It’s hard to tell which is worse, the physical scar or the mental one.

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