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Dead End Gene Pool: A Memoir

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Great read!

I just finished this book and thought it was great. She has an excellent writing style, funny, irreverent, and interesting. This first chapter gets a little bogged down as she details her relation to the Vanderbilts but after that, really engaging and I was sorry when i...
I just finished this book and thought it was great. She has an excellent writing style, funny, irreverent, and interesting. This first chapter gets a little bogged down as she details her relation to the Vanderbilts but after that, really engaging and I was sorry when it ended.

posted by 1420737 on June 7, 2010

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5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

Dead End Writer

I rarely write reviews but this book was so bad that I felt like I needed to warn people. I struggled to finish Dead End Gene Pool. I have no idea how this thing got published. The first couple of chapters were okay but that was it. This writing seemed so over done ...
I rarely write reviews but this book was so bad that I felt like I needed to warn people. I struggled to finish Dead End Gene Pool. I have no idea how this thing got published. The first couple of chapters were okay but that was it. This writing seemed so over done and cold. I wanted something fun/light to read but this book was depressing and the writer seemed self absorbed. When I finished it I was upset at myself for putting money in this womans pocket-after reading 250 pages of her complaing how hard it was to be spoiled I realized she obviously didn't need my money.

posted by AlanaWilliams on April 2, 2010

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    I enjoyed the book although it wasn't what I expected. I did fi

    I enjoyed the book although it wasn't what I expected. I did find it
    extremely disappointing that the pictures from the book I looked at were
    not available in the nook version. It makes me less and less inclined
    to use the nook for books.

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