Reviews by Steph
I loved this book. It's a great story of the University of Washington crew team that won in the 1936 Olympics. The story is beautifully told, with the perfect amount of detail and background. It's also down to earth and though it's about crew, it's not too preppy..
At times heartbreaking, at times hilarious. Yates does a beautiful job capturing the angst of suburbia and the fear of mediocrity.
This was a great book. Not only did I learn about an interesting episode in World War II, I also learned a lot about art, art history, and art forgery. A fun and informative read.
I love this series of Peanuts publications. The books are beautifully bound and printed, with lovingly written introductions and a very helpful appendix where you can look up a specific strip.
The book has a lot of great topics and helpful tips on things you'd like to learn (how to swaddle a baby, sew a pillowcase, shake a martini, etc.) However, a lot of the directions are harder to follow because there are not enough (or barely any) diagrams or visuals.