For One More Day

By Mitch Albom

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This book is an easy read – at about a 4th grade level. It is about a man, Chick Benetto, who basically gives up on life and decides to commit suicide. I can’t say much more without ruining the book, but he gets to spend time with his dead mother.  I am having my students read this in class and they became hooked before the end of the 1st chapter.  The book focuses on missed opportunities, those times when you could have – should have – but didn’t.  Since everyone probably has regrets of one sort or another, it really hits home.

The Definitive Book of Body Language

by Allan Pease and Barbara Pease

Review Contributed by Laura Gembolis262731-_uy450_ss450_

This book lost me when it said: women are better at reading body language because they have children. The book states that since our cave dwelling days women have spent more time reading nonverbal babies and toddlers. So that skill was then passed down in our genes? The authors make no attempt to explain why their claim is true.

And I found it too big a claim to accept without anything to back it up.

One out of five stars.