The San Francisco Chronicle – Review of Gulp by Mary Roach

Among the “highest compliments a dog can pay its food,” Mary Roach writes in her latest book, “Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal,” “is to vomit.” Apparently, when Fido catches a whiff of something really tasty, he’ll “wolf down too much too fast” and then send it right back up. “No consumer likes that,” a pet food expert tells Roach, “but it’s the best indication that the dog just loved it.”

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Washingtonian – Review of Lean In by Sheryl Sandburg

In 2011, DC native and Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg delivered a rousing commencement address at Barnard that challenged the all-female graduates to close the professional leadership gap between men and women. “So go home tonight and ask yourselves: What would I do if I weren’t afraid?” she concluded. “And then go do it.”

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The Washington Post – Review of Point Your Face At This by Demetri Martin

Only a guy as creative as humorist Demetri Martin could get away with feeble titles such as “These Are Jokes” (his 2006 stand-up comedy album) and “This Is a Book” (his 2011 collection of charts, essays and quips). “These Are Drawings” must have made the shortlist of titles for his brilliant, zany new collection of drawings, but this time Martin went with something a bit more nuanced:“Point Your Face at This.”

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