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Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls
March 5, 2007 – 2:15 AM | No Comment

It's fascinating, and maddening, and disheartening, but very good, especially if you lived through girl-on-girl bullying yourself (which, who didn't). Some of Simmons's terminology is a little new-agey for my taste, but that's a minor …

October Men
March 5, 2007 – 2:14 AM | No Comment

I seem to remember enjoying Kahn's baseball writing in the past — I know I read The Boys of Summer years ago — but this one is too fond of itself by half and goes …

NYPD: Stories of Survival from the World's Toughest Beat
March 5, 2007 – 2:14 AM | No Comment

Can someone explain to me, please, how it is that pieces which previously appeared in reputable publications with copy editors then wind up riddled with typos in a compilation? Argh. It's really hard for me …

Note Found in a Bottle
March 5, 2007 – 2:12 AM | No Comment

It's a really good, fast read; the directness of the prose reminds me of Hemingway's A Moveable Feast, and also of Joan Didion, but it's less mannered than either of those two. A lot of …

Nobody's Perfect
March 5, 2007 – 2:10 AM | No Comment

Really wonderful work by Anthony Lane; the movie reviews are top-notch, the book section is chewy but not too dense, and the piece on the bestseller list circa 1994 made me giggle out loud at …

Nine Innings
March 5, 2007 – 2:10 AM | No Comment

Okrent's diction gets a little high for the subject sometimes, but it's very accessible, and because it's about a single game in 1982, all these baseball names from my childhood keep popping up and making …

My Pet Virus: The True Story of a Rebel Without a Cure
March 5, 2007 – 2:09 AM | No Comment

It's really good; EW gave it a B+, but I think that's low. It's really funny and a fast read. Shawn's full tour schedule is <a href="" target="_blank">here</a>. Tell him Sars sent you and you …

The Museum of Hoaxes
March 5, 2007 – 2:09 AM | No Comment

It ends up serving as a comment on human nature, really.

Murder Among The Rich and Famous
March 5, 2007 – 2:09 AM | No Comment

Some of the writing is clumsy, but it suits the vintage style of the material and isn't distracting. A quick read, and particularly hilarious on the Tarnower murder. (9/30/03)

Motherless Brooklyn
March 5, 2007 – 2:08 AM | No Comment

It's very good, but do you ever find yourself reading a sex scene and wondering why — like, that there's some rule of fiction stating that any novel for grown-ups has to have some sex …