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Great book. She talks a lot about materialism/consumerism, work/family issues, and how to get out of the cycle of "work and spend", from a progressive economist's viewpoint. There's a good history of the work week, dating back to medieval Europe (and beyond that, though with much less precision in her estimates). It's a bit dated (1992), but if the stats on working hours were updated, she could pretty much leave everything else alone and it would still be relevant to today. One of the fine economists who recognizes that markets are often (I would say inherently) faulty and the labor market is almost always skewed in favor of employers and against workers. Could have been better if the beginning of the book was shorter (there's a lot of discussion of stats and estimates of stats and how she arrived at her numbers, other surveys of working hours, etc.), though I understand her need to state her case. The thing that would have given this book five stars for me is if she had gone just a little further and called less for liberal reforms that will most likely only superficially help the situation and more for radical solutions that address the root of the problem (though she does say that it's capitalism, not industry, that is the primary culprit for the rise in working hours and the decline of leisure).

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This book is really amazing. It was almost christmas and there was a puppy who lived with his mother and brothers/sisters. One morning, when he woke up, his family wasn't there. He tries to find them, but he couldn't. Then, he had to take care of himself. Pretty soon, he did a whole lot of good deeds for the city of Oceanport. From finding a blind girl's wallet to saving a family from a housefire during night time, he earned the name: Santa Paws. He was really famous around town, too. He even saved a boy from drowning and he rescued a poor little old woman from death. At last, everyone wants to be his owner. Santa Paws was a true hero. But at last, who will be the hero's owner?

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An easy read, I did enjoy this book for an interesting perspective into a southern debutante's perspective on life and love. While the chapters, written from different perspectives and timeframes, make the book a bit choppy and did not necessarily follow any sort of pattern, I thought it kept the story fresh. All in all, not a book I'll remember for all time, but not a waste of time either.

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Dog. Vietnam.

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Interesting perspective on that time and place in history but I didn't care for the ending at all. With all the detail description throughout the book, I did not think it wrapped up well.

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Love David Sedaris. This is not his best work in my opinion. But even so, I liked it, and wait breathlessly for whatever he writes next!