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The Queen: The Forgotten Life Behind an American Myth by Josh Levin #Review @littlebrown

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The Queen is a fascinating book revealing the life and crimes of Linda Taylor, a Chicago woman who spawned the myth of the infamous welfare queen. While Taylor was undoubtedly a welfare cheat, she was also a kidnapper and perhaps even a murderer… but the welfare fraud was the only thing anyone seemed to care about.

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Elegant Etiquette in the Nineteenth Century by Mallory James #Review @_MalloryJames @penswordbooks

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How were ladies and gentlemen meant to behave in nineteenth century England? What role did etiquette play regarding correspondence, dinner parties, and proper behavior while they were out and about? What were the particular guidelines reserved for ladies or gentlemen? All these topics and more are covered in Elegant Etiquette in the Nineteenth Century.

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Fallen Idols: A Century of Screen Sex Scandals by Nigel Blundell #Review @penswordbooks

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All too often, celebrities are put on pedestals only to fall when scandal strikes. In Fallen Idols, Nigel Blundell takes readers on a trip down memory lane, recalling infamous events in the lives of select notables that occurred within the last century.

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Boob Job: Confessions of a Professional Bra Fitter by Natalee Woods

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Boob Job: Confessions of a Professional Bra Fitter tells about the years the author, Natalee Woods, spent working in lingerie departments as a certified bra fitter. Woods shares anecdotes about the customers she assisted (some of whom were more difficult to deal with than others), along with memorable events in her personal life.

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I See Life Through Rosé-Colored Glasses By Lisa Scottoline & Francesca Serritella #Review @LisaScottoline @FSerritella @StMartinsPress

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The ninth offering in The Amazing Adventures of an Ordinary Woman series by mother-daughter duo Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella hit the shelves in July 2018. Filled with hilarious essays about everyday life, this book is guaranteed to provide a delightful diversion from your worries.

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date to share what you recently finished reading, what you’re currently reading, and what you plan on reading next.

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How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them by Jason Stanley #Review

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In How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them, Jason Stanley explains fascist ideologies, how it spreads, and why democratic societies are vulnerable to it.

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