Review: Einstein: His Life and Universe

Fantastically researched based on the personal letters of Einstein, Isaacson’s account of Einstein is comprehensive, meticulous in detail, and reveals the independent thinking and perspectives of the man that drove his greatness. The book is not a fast read nor does it delve into Einstein’s humanity. Mostly, the book is a chronicle of his life from childhood through old age—where he was educated, who he met, his struggles to find

2017-09-10T11:19:59+00:00 September 10th, 2017|Biography, Book Review, Science|Comments Off on Review: Einstein: His Life and Universe

Review: Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman

Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman by Robert K. Massie My rating: 0 of 5 stars A fascinating and meticulously researched compendium. This book will appeal more to those who love to study history than those who love to study people. View all my reviews

2017-07-08T20:13:27+00:00 July 8th, 2017|Biography, Book Review, History, Russia|Comments Off on Review: Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman

Review: Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance My rating: 4 of 5 stars A sneak peek into a dysfunctional, broken culture and family life experienced by the author. An unsettling read. But that's why I chose this book: to get uncomfortable. View all my reviews

2017-07-08T11:26:32+00:00 July 8th, 2017|Biography, Book Review, Poverty|Comments Off on Review: Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

Review: I’ll Tell You in Person

I'll Tell You in Person by Chloe Caldwell My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is what it's like to be real. I love Chloe Caldwell's honesty and fearlessness. There's an uncommon intensity to these essays. I laughed, I cringed, I cried. I devoured the book. What she achieved is remarkable: she forced shame out of hiding. View all my reviews

2017-07-08T11:00:02+00:00 July 8th, 2017|Biography, Book Review, Essays|Comments Off on Review: I’ll Tell You in Person

Review: Victoria

Victoria by Daisy Goodwin My rating: 5 of 5 stars I SO love this read--it's pure confection. An independent, strong-willed and foolish young protagonist; plenty of smarmy, social-climbing / power-building, condescending "helpers" about; and tons of period fashion, design, architecture, and royal finery to delight the senses. This is the stuff of movies... hmmm... I wonder who should play Victoria...Super-fun book. Inspired Victoria | MASTERPIECE on PBS. View all my

2017-07-08T10:55:16+00:00 July 8th, 2017|Biography, Book Review, Historical Fiction|Comments Off on Review: Victoria

Review: The Song Poet: A Memoir of My Father

The Song Poet: A Memoir of My Father by Kao Kalia Yang My rating: 4 of 5 stars Beautiful. Lyrical. Heavy. A daughter tells her father's story. A gift to him, to us. Rich insight into Hmong culture and challenges. View all my reviews

2017-07-06T22:15:27+00:00 July 6th, 2017|Biography, Book Review, Memoirs|Comments Off on Review: The Song Poet: A Memoir of My Father
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