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You're Wearing That?: Understanding Mothers and Daughters in Conversation by Deborah Tannen

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Here's how a conversation with my mother went after I finished reading You're Wearing That?: Understanding Mothers and Daughters in Conversation .

"So it turns out that Tannen talks about the Big Three that mothers and daughters fight about: hair, clothes and weight."

"Oh," my mother said. "I thought one of those would be nails."

And thus I looked down at my nails and thought "yeah, she's right, I really do need a manicure."

The Year of Living Biblically by A.J. Jacobs

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A.J. Jacobs joins the line of those on a year-long quest in The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible . But this one resonated far more with me than, say, a year without shopping or trying to cook all of Julia Child's recipes.

Shelf Discovery: The Teen Classics We Never Stopped Reading by Lizzie Skurnick

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I love everything about Shelf Discovery: The Teen Classics We Never Stopped Reading . I love Lizzie Skurnick's style of writing; I love that a publisher let her write about teen classics we never stopped reading; I love that there are also essays by Jennifer Weiner, Meg Cabot, and Laura Lippman.

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