Category Archives: Non-Fiction

Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her by Melanie Rehak

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover (available in trade), 364 pages, 2005 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: I had no idea until I saw this book that Carolyn Keene was a pseudonym, so curiosity made me pick up Girl Sleuth to see … Continue reading

The Wisdom of Crowds by James Surowiecki

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover (available in trade), 296 pages, 2004 Rating: 8/10 Reason for Reading: It caught my eye on amazon.com’s best of 2004 list. Synopsis: Experts are experts because they’re smarter than the average random crowd walking down the … Continue reading

Struck by Lightning: The Curious World of Probabilities by Jeffrey S. Rosenthal

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover, 258 pages, 2005 Rating: 8/10 Reason for Reading: I love seemingly strange coincidences, so why not find out how strange they really are? Synopsis: You’re playing poker and can’t decide whether to stay in or fold; … Continue reading

Before You Quit Your Job by Robert Kiyosaki

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Trade, 259 pages, 2005 Rating: 7/10 Reason for Reading: I’m playing catch-up on everything to do with business and finance after years of English courses. Synopsis: Tired of feeling like you do all the work while your … Continue reading

Nice Girls Don’t Get Rich by Lois P. Frankel

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover, 288 pages, 2005 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: I’m pretty sure expanding my shoe collection as often as possible does not, alas, really count as ‘investing.’ Synopsis: Don’t be fooled by the book’s title – Frankel’s … Continue reading

Mistress Bradstreet by Charlotte Gordon

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover, 337 pages, 2005 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: I have a weakness for biographies about authors. Synopsis: Mistress Bradstreet is a biography of Anne Bradstreet, a Puritan that moved to America with her family at the … Continue reading

Edward S. Curtis: The Women by Christopher Cardozo

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover, 128 pages, 2005 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: I love having gorgeous photograph collections around to randomly browse through when the mood strikes. Synopsis: The Women is a collection of one hundred photographs focusing on the … Continue reading

Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover (available in trade), 257 pages, 2004 Rating: 8/10 Reason for Reading: I’ve been hearing all of the hoopla about Sedaris for at least a few years, but never got around to reading him until now. Synopsis: … Continue reading

The Little Butt & Thighs Workout Book by Erika Dillman

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Trade, 178 pages, 2005 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: It’s always nice to have some variety in your exercise routines. Synopsis: Dillman begins the book by outlining the facts of exercise, eating habits, and weight loss. From … Continue reading