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non-fiction essays

7 books.

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Tell Me More: Stories about the 12 Hardest Things I'm Learning to Say

by: Kelly Corrigan
Ave. Rating: 4.18
Pages: 240
Year Published: 2018
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"This was recommended to me by so many people, but it took Book Club for me to actually dive in (blame it on my non-fiction hangups). I have never so quickly related to a narrator, especially of a book of essays, than I do to Kelly Corrigan. We have some things in common, but in other ways we are polar opposite personalities. What makes me relate to her is her vulnerable, raw style of writing that holds nothing back. I think this could draw in any reader.

Tell Me More had more quotes that I wrote down than any book I've read in a long, long time. There's so much to chew on and discuss in these pages! About parenting, marriage, friendships, family, death, and growth. I think I will be learning from these essays for a long time to come."
- katelynn
10/20/2018
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Me Talk Pretty One Day

by: David Sedaris
Ave. Rating: 3.99
Pages: 272
Year Published: 2001 (2000)
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"This was a very funny, thoughtful collection of essays that was absolutely perfect for the audio format. I laughed out loud a lot - very embarrassing. It felt like I was listening to a really long podcast rather than a book."
- katelynn
03/28/2018
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I'd Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life

by: Anne Bogel
Ave. Rating: 4.05
Pages: 161
Year Published: 2018
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"My first impression as I started into the book was that these reflections were meta and unnecessary. About halfway through I felt touched. I was encouraged to reflect on my own journey, where have I come from and the ways books have been such an integral part of making me who I am. I continued to feel challenged and inspired through the rest of the book. Thank you, Anne!"
- katelynn
12/13/2018
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The Middle Place

by: Kelly Corrigan
Ave. Rating: 3.87
Pages: 272
Year Published: 2008 (2005)
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"4.5 - If I ever meet anyone who is not interested in the memoir genre, I will point them to Kelly Corrigan. What she does is truly amazing. Both this story, and Tell Me More I plan to read and reread as I grow older.

I particular related to this one - and I think I will for the next decade or so - because I am in the same stage. Certain portions I listened to multiple times."
- katelynn
12/29/2019
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Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed

by: Lori Gottlieb
Ave. Rating: 4.37
Pages: 413
Year Published: 2019
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"4.5

This is a book that I would never have picked up if not recommended to me. And it is CHOCK FULL of insight. I highlighted so much. And I cried. There’s a lot of hard stuff.

It is a tad too long I would say."
- katelynn
04/10/2020
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I Miss You When I Blink: Essays

by: Mary Laura Philpott
Ave. Rating: 3.79
Pages: 288
Year Published: 2019
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"This collection seemed.. disjointed. I didn't feel a cohesion or any general point.

I liked some of the individual essays - I definitely have a lot in common with the author."
- katelynn
07/29/2019
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Why Not Me?

by: Mindy Kaling
Ave. Rating: 3.89
Pages: 240
Year Published: 2016 (2015)
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"4.5 - As with her first book, this book makes you feel like you and Mindy are best friends. I laughed out loud through the whole thing. But she also had a lot more content that was full of wisdom. And I finished it inspired! Well done. My respect for her has gone through the roof."
- katelynn
12/27/2019