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Nigella Christmas: Food, Family, Friends, Festivities
Nigella Lawson, Lis Parsons
Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause
Judy Norsigian, Boston Women's Health Book Collective, Vivian Pinn

Poser: My Life in Twenty-three Yoga Poses

Poser: My Life in Twenty-three Yoga Poses - Claire Dederer First and foremost, Dederer is a phenomenal writer. Her prose is wry, incisive, hilarious and a joy to read. She also name-checks the Betsy-Tacy books. So I adore her, totally. The book, not so much. The book is a sprawling sort of memoir that tries to be too many things. The structure imposed by the chapters named for yoga poses just doesn't work. The material is strong enough that it could have stood alone without the awkward wrangling into shape- this would have been so much stronger, I think, as a linear memoir. I'm not saying I didn't enjoy it- I did, very much. I just found the structure to be pretty awkward. 3.5