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Cool, Calm & Contentious: Essays

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

I couldn't help laughing out loud

Some books you finish, close the back cover and think 'thank god I finished it'; others you read and think ' that was interesting/thought provoking/fascinating...'. When I finished this book, I was sad that it was finished...I wanted more.

posted by Brian-Taylor on January 13, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

2 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

Plz tell me this......

Is there anyway for B&N or Nook to... lets say... 'Ban the Clans' the groups of ppl who seem to be attempting to bring Dungeons & Dragons into the new millenium? All they are achieving is wasting space for serious customer reviews. Now thanks to them I'VE wasted space ...
Is there anyway for B&N or Nook to... lets say... 'Ban the Clans' the groups of ppl who seem to be attempting to bring Dungeons & Dragons into the new millenium? All they are achieving is wasting space for serious customer reviews. Now thanks to them I'VE wasted space that could have been used for a review but after scrolling down 46 pages to finally get to an actual review...I'm a tad bit more upset than usual. Please accept my apologies for this rant. Thanks.

posted by billiewayne on August 21, 2012

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  • Posted January 10, 2012

    Markoe like you've never seen (read?) her

    I own every book Merrill Markoe has ever written and am not ashamed to admit I could easily become her stalker. I used to read her books on the subway but had to stop because I ended up laughing so loudly and uncontrollably that my fellow riders were forced to move to another car (or forced me to move to another car).

    This book is not like that but somehow even more satisfying. It is very funny, of course, but the subjects are deeper and her honesty is amazing. Just a special book from the funniest writer ever.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 28, 2011

    This book is hilarious and sad at the same time.

    Markoe writes several essays about her mother and their relationship in this book. Her mother was difficult to put it mildly. So much so that after I chuckled about Markoe's description of her, I was sad for the little girl who suffered such a mother. This book is very honest and real. It is not over-analytical, but does talk about the motivation for some people's words and behaviors.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2011

    Fun and Enjoyable!

    I was skeptical. This was my first Nook purchase. What great writing and an engaging group of essays. I'd give five stars but those offended by suggestive language would not enjoy. You're loss!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted February 9, 2013

    I need my acount number

    I am featherleaf. Please send my acount number to result12

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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