Obit: Poems by Victoria Chang – A Review

Obit: Poems by Victoria Chang Poetry | Contemporary | Memoir Published by Copper Canyon Press Released April 7th, 2020 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: This was not an easy book to read. Obit is a deeply personal collection of poems written by Victoria Chang about her grief over her mother’s illness and subsequent death along with her father’s stroke and […]

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Do Nothing by Celeste Headlee – A Review

Do Nothing: How to Break Away from Overworking, Overdoing, and Underliving by Celeste Headlee Nonfiction | Self-Help | Psychology Published by Harmony Released March 10th, 2020 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: If there’s one book that I’ve read this year that I would encourage everyone to read, it would be Celeste Headlee’s Do Nothing: How to Break Away from Overworking, […]

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How Not to Be a Hot Mess by Craig & Devon Hase – A Review

How Not to Be a Hot Mess: A Survival Guide for Modern Life by Craig & Devon Hase Nonfiction | Self-Help | Buddhism Published by Shambhala Publications Released April 21st, 2020 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: Note: I received a review copy of this book from the publisher. This in no way affects my opinion. 2020 has […]

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Emotional Detox for Anxiety by Sherianna Boyle – A Review

Emotional Detox for Anxiety: 7 Steps to Release Anxiety and Energize Joy by Sherianna Boyle Nonfiction | Mental Health | Self-Help Published by Adams Media Expected Publication: December 24th, 2019 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: Note: I received a free ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This in no way […]

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The (Other) F Word edited by Angie Manfredi – A Review

The (Other) F Word: A Celebration of the Fat and Fierce Edited by Angie Manfredi Nonfiction | Essay Collection | Body Positivity | Young Adult Published by Amulet Books Released September 24th, 2019 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: Note: I received a free, unsolicited edition from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This in […]

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Flying Alone: A Memoir by Beth Ruggiero York – A Review

Flying Alone: A Memoir by Beth Ruggiero York Non-Fiction | Memoir Self-Published Released September 2019 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: Note: I received a free copy of this book from FSB Associates in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affects my opinion. Here’s a fun fact that very few people know about me:  I’m […]

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Who Says You’re Dead by Jacob M. Appel, MD – A Review

Who Says You’re Dead?: Medical & Ethical Dilemmas for the Curious & Concerned by Jacob M. Appel, M.D. Nonfiction | Medical | Ethics | Science Published by Algonquin Books Released October 8, 2019 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: Note: I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This in […]

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Wave by Sonali Deraniyagala – A Review

Wave by Sonali Deraniyagala Non-Fiction | Memoir Published by Knopf Released March 5, 2013 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: I’ve never had a book destroy me emotionally as much as Wave did. I can’t imagine anyone reading this and not bawling throughout it. It took me a week to get through this memoir that is under 300 pages because it was […]

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$2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America by Kathryn Edin – A Review

$2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America by Kathryn Edin & H. Luke Shaefer Non-fiction | Social Issues | Economics Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Released September 1, 2015 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: Every single one of us knows that poverty exists. You may have even experienced poverty yourself. The fact that there are […]

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Perfectly Hidden Depression by Margaret Robinson Rutherford – A Review

Perfectly Hidden Depression: How to Break Free from the Perfectionism that Masks Your Depression by Margaret Robinson Rutherford, PhD Non-Fiction | Mental Health | Self-Help Published by New Harbinger Publications Expected Release Date: November 1, 2019 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: ARC provided for free by Netgalley for review I’ve written many times on Read Yourself Happy […]

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Becoming by Michelle Obama – A Review

Becoming by Michelle Obama Non-Fiction | Memoir Published by Crown Released November 13, 2018 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: I feel the need to preface this review by admitting a bit of bias. I have a massive crush on Michelle Obama. When Barack Obama ran for the presidency in 2008, I was in college studying political science. […]

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8 Memoirs Written by People Living with a Disability

While great strides have been made for equality over the last several decades, things are far from perfect. In 2010, the US Census reported that 19% of Americans lived with some sort of disability. The official definition of disability in the United States includes any mental or physical impairment that limits one or more major […]

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The Secret Token by Andrew Lawler – A Review

The Secret Token: Myth, Obsession, and the Search for the Lost Colony of Roanoke by Andrew Lawler History | American History | Nonfiction Goodreads | Amazon Published by Doubleday Released June 5, 2018 Rating: My father has always read non-fiction history books and has a vast collection on a wide variety of topics. While I was […]

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The Age of the Vikings by Anders Winroth – A Review

The Age of the Vikings by Anders Winroth Non-Fiction | History | Scandinavian History Published by Princeton University Press Released September 7, 2014 Goodreads Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Books-a-Million | Thriftbooks Author Links: Twitter Rating: History was always one of my favorite classes at school, and I miss a lot of the assigned […]

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