Not My Plan by Joyce Yexley

Not My Plan: A Mother’s Unexpected Journey by Joyce Yexley I received this book for review purposes. This post contains affiliate links. Stars: ***** Westbow Press (2015) 115 Pages Autobiography/Biography/Memoir Summary: As Joyce Yexley shows us in her journey of raising a daughter with special needs, she searches for something better. While struggling with her… Read More »

Taking My Life Back by Rebekah Gregory

Taking My Life Back: My Story of Faith, Determination and Surviving the Boston Marathon Bombing by Rebekah Gregory with Anthony Flacco Affiliate links included. This book was received in exchange for an honest review. Stars: **** Revell (Division of Baker Publishing Group) 2017 Autobiography 230 pages Summary:  On April 15, 2013, Rebekah Gregory and her… Read More »

Running With Scissors by Augusten Burroughs

Running with Scissors: A Memoir by Augusten Burroughs Stars: **** Picador (2003) Memoir 320 pages Summary: Running with Scissors is the true story of a boy whose mother (a poet with delusions of Anne Sexton) gave him away to be raised by her unorthodox psychiatrist who bore a striking resemblance to Santa Claus. So at… Read More »

Listen to Me by Lynn Lauber

Listen to Me: Writing Life into Meaning by Lynn Lauber Stars: ***** W.W. Norton & Company (2004) Reference/Writing 174 pages Summary: Why write out of our lives? What can it do for us? How can sharing our stories connect us with others? Acclaimed novelist and essayist Lynn Lauber chronicles her journey as a writer and… Read More »