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Book Review: Campaigning With Banks In Louisiana, ’63 And ’64, And With Sheridan In The Shenandoah Valley In ’64 And ’65

Campaigning With Banks In Louisiana, ’63 And ’64, And With Sheridan In The Shenandoah Valley In ’64 And ’65, by Frank M. Flinn One of the more interesting aspects of this book to me as a reader is that the … Continue reading

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Book Review: What Is Happening To Me?

What Is Happening To Me?: How To Defeat Your Unseen Enemy, by Jeannie Ortega Law [Note: This book was provided free of charge by Chosen Books in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.] In … Continue reading

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Book Review: Wine Girl

Wine Girl: The Obstacles, Humiliations, And Triumphs Of America’s Youngest Sommelier, by Victoria James This book would more accurately have been titled whine girl, as most of this book consists of the author whining about her hard life and how … Continue reading

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Book Review: Boys In The Trees

Boys In The Trees: A Memoir, by Carly Simon This book, which is a sizable memoir at more than 350 pages, is all the more telling because it only covers the first 35 years of the author’s life. It has … Continue reading

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Book Review: Cyndi Lauper: A Memoir

Cyndi Lauper: A Memoir, by Cyndi Lauper with Jancee Dunn This book is a clear example of the way that knowing more about an artist whose music one may casually like at least a little makes them much less appealing … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Meaning Of Mariah

The Meaning Of Mariah, by Mariah Carey with Michaela Angela Davis It must have been a difficult task for the co-author of this book to take the scattered and not very chronological tea dished out by Mariah Carey and to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Let Love Rule

Let Love Rule, by Lenny Kravitz with David Ritz I must admit that before reading this book I was not particularly aware of the personal life and history of Lenny Kravitz, despite the fact that I have long been fond … Continue reading

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Book Review: More Myself: A Journey

More Myself: A Journey, by Alicia Keys It may not be particularly surprising, but in reading this book I was struck by the fact that Alicia Keys was, like many people, a lot more likable when she was trying to … Continue reading

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On The Appeal Of The Memoir

One of the realities that is easy enough to face as a reader is that there is a huge supply of memoirs for a reader to read and review. It is not very difficult to account for the large supply … Continue reading

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Book Review: Young Heroes Of The Soviet Union

Young Heroes Of The Soviet Union: A Memoir And A Reckoning, by Alex Halberstadt This is not a very good memoir, nor is the author nearly insightful enough to provide reckoning about anything. There is a great gulf between what … Continue reading

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