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Book review: Total Frat Move delves into the literary realm

Frat bros everywhere, rejoice: The much anticipated book version of the wildly popular website Total Frat Move, affectionately referred to as TFM by its fans, has been released Tuesday.

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Book review: The Casual Vacancy

The Casual Vacancy, J.K. Rowling’s debut adult novel, should not be taken lightly.

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Rowling vacates Hogwarts for successful novel for adults

For a story rooted in a tiny bubble of a town, “The Casual Vacancy” covers an astonishing amount of territory.

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Book review: Rowling moves beyond magic in ‘The Casual Vacancy’

As a young girl, I wanted nothing more than for kitschy souvenir shops to sell, among their vast array of mugs and friendship bracelets, an item with my name pre-printed on it. Every Jessica and Ashley of the world got to have these, I moped, but I would have to suffer the repeated disappointment of never, ever seeing my name appear among 100 others on identical Statue of Liberty keychains.

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Book review: Albom’s ‘The Time Keeper’ offers a cliche, weak plotline

In the acknowledgments section of his latest book, Mitch Albom writes, “Some books are tougher than others. Thanks to all who showed patience with me on this one.”

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Book review: ‘Paterno’ presents the former coach as human, not ‘good’ or ‘bad’

In the opening pages of Joe Posnanski’s biography of Joe Paterno (“Paterno”), the writer reveals the late coach “admired” U.S. Army General George S. Patton, who led his forces to heroic victories against Nazi Germany from North Africa to Europe during World War II.

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Book review: A titanic failure of management and policy

The horrifying image of a muddy column of oil rushing incessantly from the earth’s guts into the deep blue waters of the Gulf is forever branded in my memory.

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Book review: ‘Hunger Games’ series is cornucopia of disappointment

Book review: ‘Hunger Games’ series is cornucopia of disappointment

I’ll be the first to admit I love fantasy, the imagined story world where things happen, people travel across galaxies and risk their lives for the greater good. And when people read books, they read to escape, to flee into the recesses of a beloved tale or forgotten adventure.

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Book review: “Hockey Stick” shoots and scores for climate science

Book review: “Hockey Stick” shoots and scores for climate science

Science and politics make poor bedfellows, particularly when the former is debated in the arena of the latter. The two major areas where the pairing seems particularly gruesome are evolution and climate science.

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Book review: Michael Ian Black bares soul, makes us laugh with memoir

Book review: Michael Ian Black bares soul, makes us laugh with memoir

Michael Ian Black’s book “You’re Not Doing It Right: Tales of Marriage, Sex, Death, and Other Humiliations” is a harshly honest, moving new memoir from the seasoned comedian, actor and writer.

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