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  • Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?

  • And Other Questions You Should Have Answers to When You Work in the White House
  • By: Alyssa Mastromonaco, Lauren Oyler
  • Narrated by: Alyssa Mastromonaco
  • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,082
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,815
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,811

If your funny older sister were the former deputy chief of staff to President Barack Obama, her behind-the-scenes political memoir would sound something like this. Who Thought This Was a Good Idea? is an intimate and admiring portrait of a president, a candid book of advice for young women, and a promising debut from a savvy political star.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Engaging and funny

  • By Jean on 04-06-17

Okay book

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-06-18

They book was okay. I think I expected a little more. I feel like she had a lot of personal issues and a lot of cursing.

  • Wonder

  • By: R. J. Palacio
  • Narrated by: Diana Steele, Nick Podehl, Kate Rudd
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,844
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,165
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 11,160

August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school - until now. He’s about to enter fifth grade at Beecher Prep, and if you’ve ever been the new kid, then you know how hard that can be. The thing is Auggie’s just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. But can he convince his new classmates that he’s just like them, despite appearances? R. J. Palacio has crafted an uplifting novel full of wonderfully realistic family interactions, lively school scenes, and spare emotional power.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent way to teach differences... and sameness

  • By Jan on 09-07-13

Great book!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-01-18

Loved it!! One of my favorites!! A must read for all. Always be kind! Great book.

  • What She Ate

  • Six Remarkable Women and the Food That Tells Their Stories
  • By: Laura Shapiro
  • Narrated by: Kimberly Farr, Laura Shapiro
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 123
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 117
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 116

A beloved culinary historian's short takes on six famous women through the lens of food and cooking - what they ate and how their attitudes toward food offer surprising new insights into their lives. It's a lively and unpredictable array of women; what they have in common with one another (and us) is a powerful relationship with food.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting, but don't think the book's premise...

  • By Jay Quintana on 09-15-17

Too many women.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-23-17

It could have stopped after Eva Braun. Too long. I liked learning about Eleanor Roosevelt.