ALS Saved My Life Until It Didn’t

ALS Saved My Life Until It Didn’t by Dr. Jenni Kleinman Berebitsky with Joyce Kleinman & Elizabeth Flynn Stars: **** PB & Js Publishing (2018) Memoir 278 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: Most people know life will not necessarily… Read More »

Leave Me Alone, I’m Reading

A book review of Leave Me Alone, I’m Reading: Finding and Losing Myself in Books by Maureen Corrigan Stars: *** Random House (2005) Memoir/Literary Criticism/General Books & Reading 240 pages Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Summary: In this delightful memoir, the book critic for NPR’s Fresh Air reflects on her life as a professional reader.… Read More »

The Stemwinder

A book review of The Stemwinder: Stories of a Faithful Care Manager by Denise M. Valerio & Nicole Forston Stars: *** Valerio Care Management (2019) Memoir 220 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Summary: What if you had to decide if an elderly woman should or shouldn’t… Read More »

Pound for Pound

A book review of Pound for Pound: a Story of One Woman’s Recovery and her Shelter Dogs Who Loved Her Back to Life by Shannon Kopp Stars: ***** William Morrow (2015) Memoir/Mental Health/Animals 288 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary:… Read More »

Wishful Drinking

Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher Stars: **** Simon & Schuster (2008) Personal Memoirs 176 pages Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Summary: Finally, after four hit novels, Carrie Fisher comes clean (well, sort of ) with the crazy truth that is her life in her first-ever memoir. In Wishful Drinking, adapted from her one-woman stage show,… Read More »

The Year of Living Biblically by A.J. Jacobs

The Year of Living Biblically: One Man’s Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible by A.J. Jacobs Stars: **** Simon & Schuster (2007) Religious Memoir 400 pages Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Summary: Raised in a secular family but increasingly interested in the relevance of faith in our modern world, A.J. Jacobs… Read More »

Beyond the Pale

Beyond the Pale: Folklore, Family, and the Mystery of Our Hidden Genes by Emily Urquhart Stars: **** Harper Perennial (2015) Memoir 288 pages Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Summary: Like any new mother, Emily is thrilled when her first child, a daughter, is born. The baby, Sadie, is healthy and stunningly beautiful, with snow white… Read More »