Tag Archives: memoir

Book Review: Cross Creek

Cross Creek, by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings It had been my belief that Marjorie Rawlings was a bit of a one-hit wonder, as she is largely known today only for her novel The Yearling, which is one of those weepy melodramatic … Continue reading

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Book Review: Shaping a City: Ithaca, New York: A Developer’s Perspective

Shaping a City: Ithaca, New York: A Developer’s Perspective, by Mack Travis [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Reedsy Discovery for the purposes of review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] This book is a complex … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dancing Barefoot

Dancing Barefoot, by Wil Wheaton Like many people, I became familiar with the author first through his rather punchable character Wesley Crusher on Star Trek:  The Next Generation.  As a child star, for that role as well as others (including … Continue reading

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Book Review: Furiously Happy

Furiously Happy:  A Funny Book About Horrible Things, by Jenny Lawson This wasn’t quite the book I wanted.  That is not to say that this is a horrible book.  If you have read, and enjoyed, the author’s previous work Let’s … Continue reading

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Book Review: Let’s Pretend This Never Happened

Let’s Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir), by Jenny Lawson I lost a good hour to two of sleep in order to finish this book in a timely fashion.  Was it worth the lost sleep?  As I sit … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Big Rewind

The Big Rewind:  A Memoir Brought To You By Pop Culture, by Nathan Rabin In reading this book one finds out a lot about Nathan Rabin and his insecurities, but at the same time, writing this book required a fair … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dining With Al-Qaeda

Dining With Al-Qaeda:  Three Decades Exploring The Many Worlds Of The Middle East, by Hugh Pope I must admit that the more I read about this book the more unlikeable I found the author and his perspective.  The fact that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Open Heart

Open Heart, by Elie Wiesel As someone who has read a fair amount of the author’s body of work, there is still something poignant about this particular volume, written by the author after having open heart surgery (spoiler alert:  he … Continue reading

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Book Review: Expendable For God

Expendable For God:  Seventy Years In Christian Ministry, by Pedro Gutiérrez [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Aneko Press.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] As is likely the case with many potential readers of this … Continue reading

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Book Review: Schindler’s Legacy

Schindler’s Legacy:  True Stories Of The List Survivors, by Elinor J. Brecher As someone who has read quite a lot of material relating to Oskar Schindler and his activities in Poland and Czechoslovakia to save more than a thousand Jews, … Continue reading

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