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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

Gimme Shelter

Gimme Shelter - Mary Elizabeth Williams An argument for place is identity. Mary Elizabeth Williams' chronicle of trying to purchase a home in NYC today -- published just before the big collapse of credit. Throughout the book, I couldn't help thinking why would anyone choose to live there permanently and raise their children there? And Mary Elizabeth answers that question over and over -- and her answer works for her, but not for me.There's a lot of human interest. She sprinkles stories of her friends' purchases of real estate in other parts of the countries throughout the book for comparison and contrast. She speaks to experts in the fields of lending and real estate, so she illustrates some of the finer points -- but it never sounds like a text book. She certainly lays out her own personal life in detail, along with every detail of every apartment they look at in the process. It was an engaging read, and I read it quickly.