Book Reviews: Brutal Simplicity of Thought

Brutal Simplicity of Thought How It Changed the World Author: Maurice Saatchi From Boomerang Books review: “Simplicity looks easy. It’s not. It’s easier to complicate than simplify. This book presents stunningly simple examples of concepts that have changed the world – from the single piece of paper that became the American Declaration of Independence, giving […]

Book Reviews: It’s Only Temporary: The Good News and the Bad News of Being Alive

It’s Only Temporary: The Good News and the Bad News of Being Alive  Author: Evan Handler Shriek~!  Shriek~!  He’s a WHINER, a pity pot, a … well, that’s what I thought after the first chapter.  AND THEN I fell in love with Evan Handler’s 2nd memoir (his first memoir is Time on Fire). Evan Handler […]

Book Reviews: Hit Me

Hit Me  Author:Lawrence Block Pounce upon prose stalks the reader, delivers a lion’s roar as Lawrence Block presents the possible last sequence in the Paul Keller series.  There is no one better than Lawrence Block in my opinion: he is an expert constructionist with characters that never fit the crime “niche.”  Keller is no exception; […]

Book Reviews: The Abundance

The Abundance  Amit Majmudar Silence and misunderstanding fill the spaces between an Indian mother and her grown American children, Ronak and Mala.  When the mother, never named within the novel, finds out that she is dying of cancer, her husband, Abhi wants to tell the children who are coming to visit for Christmas.  The mother […]

Book Reviews: Once Upon a Gypsy Moon

Once Upon A Gypsy Moon – A Memoir Author:  Michael Hurley Like Eric Best’s In My Father’s Wake, Once Upon a Gypsy Moon is about one man’s redemption and courage – and, of course, an adventure in sailing. Hurley’s story is one of many: divorce in his fifties after 25 years of marriage due to […]

Beauty Reviews: Tints of Nature

Tints of Nature Natural Hair Color I am one very upset (angry, enraged, sick to death) woman. I just came from a highly recommended hair salon, Curly Hair Designs in Salt Lake City. My hair is naturally curly and I have never gone to a specialist in curly hair for a cut and color. Now […]

Book Reviews: Foods that Harm Foods that Heal

This review is long overdue – the reason being that I can’t stop reading every page, then going back to read another page, then going to the store, book in hand, checking out food ingredient lists. That’s the true story. This is one colossal compendium of information that if you DON’T read you will regret. […]

Book Reviews: You

YOU  Author: Austin Grossman YOU sometimes stutters, sometimes sparkles, and always scintillates its way through the labyrinth of the computer game industry as well as its so very human characters. And even the few stutters bring power to the page that is as crystalline as…brilliant coding? I can’t criticize YOU for sciolism: it is almost […]

Book reviews: The House at the End of Hope Street

The House at the End of Hope Street  Author: Menna van Praag For over 61 years, Peggy Abbott has been overseeing the house at 11 Hope Street, Cambridge, England. Peggy is from a long line of Abbotts, including her 200 year old ancestor who founded the House. Most people cannot see the house as it […]

Book Reviews: The Sunshine When She’s Gone

The Sunshine While She’s Gone  Author: Thea Goodman With poignant insight, a voice that announces she WILL be heard, Thea Goodman races our hearts into overdrive in The Sunshine While She’s Gone. Goodman’s theme, salvation, trembles and echoes in her characters, John and Veronica Reed. Veronica has had a hard time bearing little Clara, now […]