Review: Essays

Some things are meant to be treasured. Essays by Robert Lewis Stevenson is one of them. I reserved the collection at my local library, unaware and unprepared for the perfect little package that awaited me. Measuring 4 ½ by 6 ½ inches the book is a pocket-sized gem. Captivating my senses, I explored the pages and their contours. And what I found was simply beautiful. The backmost page contained the

2017-10-08T11:13:33+00:00 October 8th, 2017|Book Review, Essays|Comments Off on Review: Essays

Review: Little Victories: Perfect Rules for Imperfect Living

Little Victories: Perfect Rules for Imperfect Living by Jason Gay My rating: 4 of 5 stars Jason is a funny guy and this is a funny book--from a WSJ sports writer! Go figure. In Little Victories, Jason, a fortyish, regular guy reflects on his life in a collection of essays on different mundane topics. There's no venom here, or slapstick—it’s all Seinfeld-like humor about everyday stuff like being cool (or

2017-07-08T19:07:00+00:00 July 8th, 2017|Book Review, Essays, Humor, Nonfiction|Comments Off on Review: Little Victories: Perfect Rules for Imperfect Living

Review: We Learn Nothing

We Learn Nothing by Tim Kreider My rating: 5 of 5 stars Like "I'll Tell You in Person" by Chloe Caldwell, this collection of essays is an achingly authentic look into what it means to be human. And like Chloe, Tim is an extraordinary storyteller-the yang to her yin. Politically, it's clear where Tim stands but what's so rare, so beautiful and so endearing about this writer is that he's

2017-07-08T17:48:55+00:00 July 8th, 2017|Autobiography, Book Review, Essays, Humor|Comments Off on Review: We Learn Nothing

Review: The View from the Cheap Seats: Selected Nonfiction

The View from the Cheap Seats: Selected Nonfiction by Neil Gaiman My rating: 4 of 5 stars I've never been a SyFy fan and Neil Gaiman has never been on my radar screen--that is until I heard him speak live. I was inspired by his thoughts and words so I picked up The View from the Cheap Seats in audio format. Oh, am I glad I did! As I weaved

2017-07-08T17:39:53+00:00 July 8th, 2017|Book Review, Essays, Nonfiction|Comments Off on Review: The View from the Cheap Seats: Selected Nonfiction

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
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