Debra Garfinkle (dlgarfinkle) wrote,

Haiku Book Reviews

My favorite books of the last few months:

ARGO by Antonio Mendez and Matt Baglio. Nonfiction.

CIA hijinks

and an exciting escape.

Better than the film.


EINSTEIN: HIS LIFE AND TIMES by Walter Isaacson. Biography.

Fascinating life

advancing math and physics

and a great deal more.


TOP OF THE ROCK: INSIDE THE RISE AND FALL OF MUST SEE TV by Warren Littlefield. Nonfiction.

Self-serving but fun

spin on Seinfeld, Cheers, and more

from a top exec.


I’D LIKE TO APOLOGIZE TO EVERY TEACHER I EVER HAD by Tony Danza. Memoir.

Danza describes the

year he spent teaching high school.

Entertaining book.


THE LUCKY DOG MATCHMAKING SERVICE by Beth Kendrick. Novel.

A charming romance

featuring a character

with a way with dogs.


MY MOTHER WAS NUTS by Penny Marshall. Memoir.

She knew everyone

in showbiz back in the day.

I loved all the dish.


WHERE’D YOU GO, BERNADETTE by Maria Semple. Novel.

A zany joy ride

filled with winning characters.

I adored this book.


COMMITMENT by Dan Savage. Nonfiction.

Gay relationship

divulged with great thoughtfulness

and hilarity.


CODE NAME VERITY by Elizabeth Wein. YA novel.

A well-researched and

heartbreaking tale of female

spies in World War II.


ME, EARL, AND THE DYING GIRL by Jesse Andrews. YA novel.

A cancer novel

with heart, plus raunchy humor.

My son liked it too.


THERE’S CAKE IN MY FUTURE by Kim Gruenenfelder. Novel.

Three best friends and their

kooky love life dilemmas.

Chick lit at its best.

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