Review: The 48 Laws of Power

The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene My rating: 4 of 5 stars I have a love-hate relationship with this book. On the one hand, it's an instructional guide on how to be an asshole. And on the other, it reveals the assholes' ways to protect the good. The 48 Laws of Power is entirely unsavory, fascinating, and useful. Each of the 48 Laws is brought to life by

2017-07-08T20:34:15+00:00 July 8th, 2017|Book Review, Ethics, History, Leadership, Nonfiction, Personal Development|Comments Off on Review: The 48 Laws of Power

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: Mommy Goose: Rhymes from the Mountains

Mommy Goose: Rhymes from the Mountains by Charles M. Norris My rating: 5 of 5 stars *** Caldecott Nominee *** Mike Norris and Minnie Adkins are treasures, and so is this book. A collection of charming Appalachian nursery rhymes brought to life on each page with photographs of Minnie Adkins' award-winning carvings--a craft she's been perfecting since she was 5 years old. The book offers a sneak peek into Appalachian

2017-07-07T11:23:53+00:00 July 7th, 2017|Book Review, Children-s, Folk Tales, History, Picture Book|Comments Off on Review: Mommy Goose: Rhymes from the Mountains

Review: Love Wins: The Lovers and Lawyers Who Fought the Landmark Case for Marriage Equality

Love Wins: The Lovers and Lawyers Who Fought the Landmark Case for Marriage Equality by Debbie Cenziper My rating: 5 of 5 stars When I meet someone especially humble, kind, tolerant and compassionate with a gift for lighthearted but irreverent humor I know--with fairly good certainty--that I've met someone who has traveled a difficult path. Jim Obergefell, one-half of the couple featured in this book is just such a person.

2017-07-07T11:18:49+00:00 July 7th, 2017|Autobiography, Book Review, Civil Rights, History, Nonfiction|Comments Off on Review: Love Wins: The Lovers and Lawyers Who Fought the Landmark Case for Marriage Equality
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