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Paddy's Lament, Ireland 1846-1847: Prelude to Hatred
Thomas Gallagher
Pivot: The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next One
Jenny K. Blake
When in French: Love in a Second Language
Lauren Collins
Beyond the Job Description: How Managers and Employees Can Navigate the True Demands of the Job
Jesse Sostrin
Vision and Art: The Biology of Seeing
David Hubel, Margaret S. Livingstone
Achieving Your Potential As A Photographer: A Creative Companion and Workbook
Harold Davis
Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age
Sherry Turkle
Picture Perfect Practice: A Self-Training Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Taking World-Class Photographs (Voices That Matter)
Roberto Valenzuela
Man's Search for Meaning
Viktor E. Frankl, Harold S. Kushner
Terms of Service: Social Media and the Price of Constant Connection
Jacob Silverman

Life Itself: A Memoir

Life Itself - Roger Ebert Perhaps this resonated for me because I am from Chicago and grew up reading Ebert from a young age. I liked reading about familiar (and sometimes now gone) Chicago landmarks and celebrities. I've always appreciated Ebert as a good writer. I felt most of the story was compelling. The only chapters that didn't interest me were about actors Lee Marvin and Robert Mitchum. The chapters on the directors were interesting. Ebert does quite a lot of name dropping, but he did travel in those circles and most of the story kept my interest. Two thumbs up. Especially for the endearing bits about his relationship with Gene Siskel.