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"The experience to be gathered from books, Though often valuable, is but of the nature of learning; Whereas the experience gained from actual life, Is of the nature of wisdom; And a small store of the latter Is worth vastly more than a stock of the former."

—Samuel Smiles (1812-1904) Self Help -1859

 

Powell's Daily Book Reviews

Review-a-Day for Fri, Sep 30: Wendy and the Lost Boys: The Uncommon Life of Wendy Wasserstein  Fri, 30 Sep 2011 00:00:01 PST

Wendy and the Lost Boys: The Uncommon Life of Wendy WassersteinWendy and the Lost Boys: The Uncommon Life of Wendy Wasserstein by Julie Salamon, a review from The New Republic by Adam Kirsch. 
Review-a-Day for Thu, Sep 29: Poisoned: The True Story of the Deadly E. Coli Outbreak That Changed the Way Americans Eat  Thu, 29 Sep 2011 00:00:01 PST

Poisoned: The True Story of the Deadly E. Coli Outbreak That Changed the Way Americans EatPoisoned: The True Story of the Deadly E. Coli Outbreak That Changed the Way Americans Eat by Jeff Benedict, a review from The Oregonian by Lynne Terry. 
Review-a-Day for Wed, Sep 28: The Echo Chamber  Wed, 28 Sep 2011 00:00:01 PST

The Echo ChamberThe Echo Chamber by Luke Williams, a review from Bookslut by Jaya Chatterjee. 
Review-a-Day for Tue, Sep 27: The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement  Tue, 27 Sep 2011 00:00:01 PST

The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and AchievementThe Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement by David Brooks, a review from The Wilson Quarterly by Jag Bhalla. 
Review-a-Day for Mon, Sep 26: Supergods: What Masked Vigilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a Sun God from Smallville Can Teach Us about Being Human  Mon, 26 Sep 2011 00:00:01 PST

Supergods: What Masked Vigilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a Sun God from Smallville Can Teach Us about Being HumanSupergods: What Masked Vigilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a Sun God from Smallville Can Teach Us about Being Human by Grant Morrison, a review from Rain Taxi by Greg Baldino. 
Review-a-Day for Sun, Sep 25: Habibi  Sun, 25 Sep 2011 00:00:01 PST

HabibiHabibi by Craig Thompson, a review from NPR by Glen Weldon. 
Review-a-Day for Sat, Sep 24: Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith  Sat, 24 Sep 2011 00:00:01 PST

Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent FaithUnder the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith by Jon Krakauer, a review from Powells.com by Doug Brown. 
Review-a-Day for Fri, Sep 23: Mightier Than the Sword: Uncle Tom's Cabin and the Battle for America  Fri, 23 Sep 2011 00:00:01 PST

Mightier Than the Sword: Uncle Tom's Cabin and the Battle for AmericaMightier Than the Sword: Uncle Tom's Cabin and the Battle for America by David S. Reynolds, a review from The New Republic by Drew Gilpin Faust. 
Review-a-Day for Thu, Sep 22: Driving Home: An American Journey  Thu, 22 Sep 2011 00:00:01 PST

Driving Home: An American JourneyDriving Home: An American Journey by Jonathan Raban, a review from The Oregonian by Debra Gwartney. 
Review-a-Day for Wed, Sep 21: Life Itself: A Memoir  Wed, 21 Sep 2011 00:00:01 PST

Life Itself: A MemoirLife Itself: A Memoir by Roger Ebert, a review from Washington Post Book World by Gerald Bartell. 
Review-a-Day for Tue, Sep 20: Fighting Chance: The Struggle Over Woman Suffrage and Black Suffrage in Reconstruction America  Tue, 20 Sep 2011 00:00:01 PST

Fighting Chance: The Struggle Over Woman Suffrage and Black Suffrage in Reconstruction AmericaFighting Chance: The Struggle Over Woman Suffrage and Black Suffrage in Reconstruction America by Faye E. Dudden, a review from The Wilson Quarterly by Nina Silber. 
Review-a-Day for Mon, Sep 19: Mister Wonderful: A Love Story  Mon, 19 Sep 2011 00:00:01 PST

Mister Wonderful: A Love StoryMister Wonderful: A Love Story by Daniel Clowes, a review from Rain Taxi by James R. Fleming. 
Review-a-Day for Sun, Sep 18: In Red  Sun, 18 Sep 2011 00:00:01 PST

In RedIn Red by Magdalena Tulli, a review from NPR by Jessa Crispin. 
Review-a-Day for Sat, Sep 17: Big Vegan: 400 Recipes: No Meat, No Dairy, All Delicious  Sat, 17 Sep 2011 00:00:01 PST

Big Vegan: 400 Recipes: No Meat, No Dairy, All DeliciousBig Vegan: 400 Recipes: No Meat, No Dairy, All Delicious by Robin Asbell, a review from Powells.com by Jill Owens. 
Review-a-Day for Fri, Sep 16: Potato: A History of the Propitious Esculent  Fri, 16 Sep 2011 00:00:01 PST

Potato: A History of the Propitious EsculentPotato: A History of the Propitious Esculent by John Reader, a review from The New Republic by Peter Duffy.