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D. C. Carrad "augustabookman" RSS Feed (Augusta, GA United States)
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Scala Classico Men's Crushable Felt Outback Hat, Black, Large
Scala Classico Men's Crushable Felt Outback Hat, Black, Large
Offered by Western Outlets
Price: $32.61
15 used & new from $29.53

5.0 out of 5 stars Wow! My best hat (out of 10+), June 17, 2014
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Wore it on seven day cruise to Alaska and got several compliments, including some from Eskimo tour guides. Not to mention that it kept the sun and light rain off my face. Comfortable and stylish. Buy one!


Memory Foam Chair Padding Cushion (Burgundy)
Memory Foam Chair Padding Cushion (Burgundy)
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Price: $19.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Very nice, June 14, 2014
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Great stuff, attractive and durable. Highly recommended. Purchased as replacement for old ones and improve the appearance of the dining room table very nicely.


Perfectly Miserable: Guilt, God and Real Estate in a Small Town
Perfectly Miserable: Guilt, God and Real Estate in a Small Town
Offered by Penguin Group (USA) LLC
Price: $11.99

7 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars How do these things get published?, June 14, 2014
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A truly awful book. Poorly conceived, rambling, incoherent in places, written in utterly pedestrian prose. Product of a confused mind of a person raised with no values who transmits the vacuum to the next generation and wonders how it all happened to her. Utterly conventional, conformist (for her mileau) positions adopted without thinking (she forces her two sons to quit Cub Scouts completely because one activity she could have skipped was having mothers and sons sleep overnight on a battleship!) which are tedious beyond belief. If the unexamined life is not worth living, so are some over-examined self-conscious navel-gazing memoirs. Avoid.


The Baby Boom: How It Got That Way (And It Wasn’t My Fault) (And I’ll Never Do It Again)
The Baby Boom: How It Got That Way (And It Wasn’t My Fault) (And I’ll Never Do It Again)
Price: $8.99

2.0 out of 5 stars I love PJ but..., June 7, 2014
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...this is not one of his best. Losing his touch? More a personal memoir than a humor book. Squarely ducks the issue of serving in Vietnam which was the ultimate Baby Boomer test (I'm a Vietnam veteran) which leaves a hole in the middle of the book -- kind of like the cop-out in Forrest Gump where the microphone fails at the antiwar rally just as Forrest is about to give his opinion on the war. There are occasional flashes of smile or grin prose but no laugh out loud passages as in his other books, which I love.
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The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair: A Novel
The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair: A Novel
Offered by Penguin Group (USA) LLC
Price: $7.99

9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars What on earth led the publisher to publish this?, June 6, 2014
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Truly awful; one of the worst books of the decade. Cardboard characters, implausible plot twists, leaden dialogue (not even close to how people talk). I tried but gave up 1/3 of the way through. Just awful! Save your dough.


Ultrafino Trilby Straw Fedora Ivory Panama Hat 7 5/8
Ultrafino Trilby Straw Fedora Ivory Panama Hat 7 5/8
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Price: $39.99

0 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Way too short, May 28, 2014
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Not a bad had in appearance and quality, but it is way too short!! Terrible fit! None of my other hats are even close and I have never experienced this problem before.


Daniel Wellington Classic York Rosè Gold Men´s 40mm Round Case
Daniel Wellington Classic York Rosè Gold Men´s 40mm Round Case
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Price: $213.00
9 used & new from $204.57

5.0 out of 5 stars Incredibly nice, May 6, 2014
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Really elegant watch for the price. I wish it was a little larger but it is fine and I was really surprised at how cheap it is -- looks like it cost at least $500.


0.25CTW DIAMOND JOURNEY PENDANT
0.25CTW DIAMOND JOURNEY PENDANT
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Price: $240.00

5.0 out of 5 stars She loved it, April 26, 2014
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Very pretty and good size. Wish it came with a chain but they're easy to buy. Very high quality item.


The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap
The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap
by Matt Taibbi
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $15.23
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14 of 155 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Many fallacies, April 26, 2014
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Starting with "Hey -- crime has dropped significantly in recent decades, and yet the prison population continues to swell -- a paradox!"
Um, not really. Locking up criminals reduces crime, doesn't it, considering the recidivism rate. Book goes downhill from there. Avoid.
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The Memory Chalet
The Memory Chalet
Offered by Penguin Group (USA) LLC
Price: $10.61

5.0 out of 5 stars Magisterial, April 22, 2014
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This review is from: The Memory Chalet (Kindle Edition)
An awesome and awe-inspiring book. The author demonstrates enormous courage in the face of the unimaginable horror of his encroaching disease (ALS) and manages to write calmly, intelligently, authoritatively and brilliantly about his life and our world. He and I were born five years apart (he in 1948) so we have a lot in common but this book will please you and make you think no matter when you were born. Started it last evening and stayed up past midnight to finish it. Buy it; you will not regret it.


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