Review: Al Franken, Giant of the Senate

If you like Al Franken, you’ll like this book. It’s as simple as that. It’s a personal memoir that takes us from the backrooms of SNL, inside the campaign trail to the inner workings of Congress. The audiobook—and Franken’s voice—captivated me for a week as I traversed the Twin Cities going about my everyday life. I laughed out loud. I cringed. I laughed out loud. I cheered. I shook my

2017-10-29T11:27:30+00:00 October 29th, 2017|Book Review, Memoirs, Political Science|Comments Off on Review: Al Franken, Giant of the Senate

Review: Little Princes: One Man’s Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal

Little Princes: One Man's Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal by Conor Grennan My rating: 4 of 5 stars Conor Grennan's journey started with a two-month gig volunteering at an orphanage in Nepal and ended years later with the founding of a non-profit, raising funds and securing a home for at-risk children, and finding the parents of every last child he met that had been trafficked and

2017-07-08T11:53:02+00:00 July 8th, 2017|Autobiography, Book Review, Memoirs, Nonfiction, Travel|Comments Off on Review: Little Princes: One Man’s Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal

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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