Memoir / Biography

Review: I Dare Me: How I Rebooted and Recharged My Life by Doing Something New Every Day by Lu Ann Cahn

Review: I Dare Me: How I Rebooted and Recharged My Life by Doing Something New Every Day by Lu Ann Cahnby Karin

Reviewed by Karin I’m not through reading this book, but wanted to share how much I was enjoying it. It is like having a romance with oneself. Cahn was 53 years old with a stable marriage, a daughter, and had survived 3 bouts with cancer. But she was not happy, basically depressed, angry, frustrated, with […]

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Review: Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson

Review: Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawsonby Karin

Reviewed by Karin This book is a memoir based on her blog posts. She has 200,000+ followers. She was encouraged by her readers to make them into a book, and she was met along her book tour by many of them. The book has nothing to do with sexual abuse. It is funny and comedic […]

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Review: Learning to Fly (An Uncommon Memoir of Human Flight, Unexpected Love, and one Amazing Dog) by Steph Davis

Review: Learning to Fly  (An Uncommon Memoir of Human Flight, Unexpected Love, and one Amazing Dog) by Steph Davisby Karin

Reviewed by Karin If you ever wanted to know the motivation of one who climbs mountains with and without gear, this book is for you. When Davis’ marriage to a fellow climber disintegrates, after a long time relationship, together and apart, she is left shiftless. Somehow out of the ashes she decides she wants to […]

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Review: Big Daddy’s Rules by Steve Schirripa with Phillip Lerman

Review: Big Daddy's Rules by Steve Schirripa with Phillip Lermanby Karin

Steve Schirripa is known for the parts he plays on The Sopranos and The Secret Life of the American Teenager. He is the father of two daughters. The book is funny and insightful. He is smart, with equal parts of crazy and tender. He peppers the book with other fathers’ stories of raising their own […]

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Review: Dodging Machetes by Will Lutwick

Review: Dodging Machetes by Will Lutwickby Karin

Reviewed by Karin I really enjoyed this book and recommend it to anyone who has an interest in the era of the Vietnam War. I give it 5 out of 5 stars. It’s a toss up whether it is a memoir or a memoir-cum-novel with a lot of poetic license. Either way it was a […]

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Review: Paris in Love by Eloisa James

Review: Paris in Love by Eloisa Jamesby Karin

Reviewed by Karin I absolutely love this memoir! J’adore! It is a book to be enjoyed and savored — and one I will likely reread either if I am visiting Paris again or only hankering to visit Paris again. The book is made of little sound bytes — or if you will, word bytes — […]

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