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Eric Idle Presents a Sortareminder to Laugh Through Life

Eric Idle A Sortabiography

Why did I read Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography? Why should you? The second question may very well be answered by the first.

Why did I read it? Because I like to know where things come from. I like to know the process and the inspiration, whether it is inspired or just happenstance. In both instances, I am just here to know more.

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It’s Easy to Love the 1955 Dodgers When Reading Praying for Gil Hodges

Thomas Oliphant’s Praying for Gil Hodges: A Memoir of the 1955 World Series and One Family’s Love of the Brooklyn Dodgers is a loving snapshot of 1950s Brooklyn. It transports you to not only the 1955 World Series between the New York Yankees and Brooklyn Dodgers, but also to 1955 New York, covering Brooklyn of course, but a few surrounding boroughs as well.

Baseball fans will enjoy this book for putting us front and center with one of the more epic game sevens in World Series history.

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Almost a Decade Later, Mitchell’s Thinking About It Only Makes It Worse Remains Relevant

Thinking About It Only Makes it Worse David Mitchell

David Mitchell’s second solo outing as an author, Thinking About It Only Makes It Worse, is a comedian at the height of his dry witty observational prowess with stances on current events, curriculuae, and common sense.

His first book, Back Story: A Memoir, was all about who he is. This book is all about how he thinks, which for some of us, as a fan of his comedy and appearances on many panel shows in Britain, should come as no surprise.

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Spoiler Free Review

Codex by Lev Grossman Spoiler Free Book Review

The Mystery of The Codex is Always on the Periphery

Getting a promotion that you’ve worked for day in and day out, forgoing vacation and social graces, may seem like a dream come true. But when Edward Wozny gets such an opportunity, he takes a break and it’s not like a vacation at all. It’s a thrilling mystery that he wasn’t expecting.

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