The Monopolists

The Monopolists: Obsession, Fury and the Scandal Behind the World’s Favorite Board Game by Mary Pilon Stars: **** Bloomsbury (2015) Biographies/Board Games/Historical Study 336 pages Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Summary: The Monopolists reveals the unknown story of how Monopoly came into existence, the reinvention of its history by Parker Brothers and multiple media outlets,… Read More »

The Rock, the Road and the Rabbi

A book review of The Rock, The Road and the Rabbi: My Journey into the Heart of Scriptural Faith and the Land Where it All Began by Kathie Lee Gifford with Rabbi Jason Sobel Stars: **** Thomas Nelson (2018) Biography/Autobiography/Religious 207 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest… Read More »

The Serial Killer Whisperer

A book review of The Serial Killer Whisperer: How One Man’s Tragedy Helped Unlock the Deadliest Secrets of the World’s Most Terrifying Killers by Pete Earley Stars: **** Gallery Books (2012) True Crime 336 pages Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Summary: After suffering a horrific head injury, fifteen-year-old Tony Ciaglia discovered he could no longer… Read More »

My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward

A book review of My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward by Mark Lukach Stars: **** Harper Collins (2017) Memoir/Mental Health 320 pages Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Summary: A heart-wrenching, yet hopeful, memoir of a young marriage that is redefined by mental illness and affirms the power of love. Mark and Giulia’s life together… 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 Essential Book of Useless Information

The Essential Book of Useless Information: The Most Unimportant Things You’ll Never Need to Know by Don Voorhees Stars: **** Penguin Group (2009) Humor/Popular Reference 272 pages Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Summary: The useless information never ends in the newest, most crucially meaningless entry in the Useless Information series. This latest cornucopia of amazingly… 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 »