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Books: Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger’s by John Elder Robison

Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger’s by John Elder RobisonMy rating: 3 of 5 stars This is a moving memoir about living with Asperger’s syndrome. John Elder Robison, who wasn’t diagnosed till he was 40, describes a … Continue reading

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Book: Transmission by Hari Kunzru

Transmission by Hari KunzruMy rating: 3 of 5 stars Hari Kunzru’s second novel is the story of Indian programmer Arjun Mehta who loses his dream job in America when the IT bubble bursts. He will do anything to stay in … Continue reading

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Book: The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

The Glass Castle by Jeannette WallsMy rating: 4 of 5 stars This is a powerful memoir about growing up poor in the Walls household – with eccentric non-conformist parents who had no interest in feeding their children. The Walls siblings … Continue reading

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Book: The Complete Stories of Evelyn Waugh

The Complete Stories of Evelyn Waugh by Evelyn WaughMy rating: 3 of 5 stars This underrated British writer is a master of short fiction. The enthralling collection includes the story of an explorer who is lost in a remote Brazilian … Continue reading

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Books: "Me Talk Pretty One Day" by David Sedaris

Me Talk Pretty One Day by David SedarisMy rating: 4 of 5 stars David Sedaris is at his wry best in this collection of autobiographical essays that mostly deal with his moving to Paris. All the essays are enjoyable but … Continue reading

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Books: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret AtwoodMy rating: 4 of 5 stars I wanted to read Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel before watching the television adaptation. I have been let down by hype before, but “The Handmaid’s Tale” lives up to its … Continue reading

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DEAD CELEB INTERVIEW: Audrey Hepburn

Audrey, did you read this newspaper feature about Christie’s auctioning your stuff? Hand me my purse, will you, darling? A girl can’t read that sort of thing without her lipstick. Read more here

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