Two Years of Wonder

Two Years of Wonder: A Memoir by Ted Neill Stars: ***** CreateSpace (2018) Memoir/AIDS/Africa/Mental Illness 280 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: September 25, 2012 Ted Neill picked up a knife to cut his wrists open and kill himself. Post hospitalization… Read More »

Lovey by Mary MacCracken

Lovey by Mary MacCracken Stars: **** Harper Collins UK (2014) (Reprint from 1974) Memoirs/Special Education/Child Abuse 256 pages This post contains affiliate links. Summary: This deeply moving memoir tells the story of Hannah: a child who has been beaten and abused; a girl full of loneliness and rage; a student no one but learning disabilities teacher… Read More »

Boy Dreamer by Paul Ecke

Boy Dreamer: An Artist’s Memoir of Identity, Awakening, and Beating the Odds by Paul Ecke Stars: **** Morrison Meyer Press (2018) Memoir/LGBT/Artists 266 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: The year is 1957. Four-year-old Paul Ecke sits timidly at a foreign… Read More »

Smile! Be Happy! by Angela LaRosa

Smile! Be Happy! Life lessons from an uncommon housewife by Angela LaRosa Stars: *** Legacy Projects (2018) Memoir 94 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: Being a housewife is challenging — managing a home, assisting a husband in business, and raising… Read More »

River Queens by Alexander Watson

River Queens: Saucy boat, stout mates, spotted dog, America by Alexander Watson Stars: *** Orange Frazer Press (2018) Travel/Memoir 320 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.  Summary: Two men and a spotted dog restore a vintage Chris-Craft motor yacht and launch across the American Heartland from Texas… Read More »

Shift Happens by Margot Genger

Shift Happens: a memoir by Margot Genger Stars: ***** Bowker (2018) Memoir/Travel 327 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links.  Summary Short Version: The author takes us on a tour of her past as a truck driver across the USA in the… Read More »

This Does Not Leave This House

This Does Not Leave This House: The Heartbreaking True Story by Julie Coons Stars: **** Createspace (2018) Memoir/Abuse 194 pages Summary: How does a little girl survive an abusive mother, Catholic school, rape, and a near-death experience? Raised by an abusive, narcissistic mother (who once tried to trick her into having an abortion), Julie Coons was also… Read More »