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Year of Yes - How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person

"Year of Yes: How to Dance it Out, Stand in the Sun and Be Your Own Person" by Shonda Rhines is one women’s journey to make positive changes in her life. Shonda is a famous Hollywood TV Writer and Producer for Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and H...

4 Stars

Patient H.M. - A Story of Memory, Madness, and Family Secrets

What if you found out that a family member was a medical leader in lobotomy surgeries? And even worse, possibly did the operation on a beloved family member? The author, Luke Dittrich, made that discovery, which led him to write Patient H.M...

4 Stars

I'll Be Damned - How My Young and Restless Life Led Me to America's #1 Daytime Drama

Eric Braeden, best known for his role as Victor Newman on ‘The Young and the Restless’, has a favorite phrase both he and his notorious character, are famous for -“I’ll be Damned”. The book's introduction recalls Eric’s receiving a star on...

5 Stars

Grace, Gold, and Glory My Leap of Faith

“Grace, Gold, and Glory: My Leap of Faith” by Gabrielle Douglas is an autobiography that is inspirational in both secular and religious aspects. The unflinchingly honest look at the young gymnast’s life from her point of view provides tribu...

4 Stars
  • Authors: Gabrielle Douglas, Michelle Burford
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Biographies & Memoirs
  • Publisher: Zondervan

Anatomy of Innocence - Testimonies of the Wrongfully Convicted

Times have changed from the gods deciding who was guilty or innocent to present day of humans making the decision. It is almost always uncertain if someone is guilty or innocent. But a decision must be made and in doing so, sometimes mistak...

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  • Author: Anthology
  • Review by: Bemiown
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Action / Thriller, Biographies & Memoirs
  • Publisher: Liveright

Born a Crime - Stories from a South African Childhood

I am on a quest to read more diverse books to widen my knowledge about other life experiences and "Born a Crime" by Trevor Noah was suggested to me by my local library. This book goes back and forth between sections. First there is a sectio...

4 Stars

Forward - My Story Young Readers' Edition

I found this story interesting, inspiring and one that I would probably say is geared towards high school/upper middle school students. While Ms. Wambach does take you through her professional and personal life, the way she did is was to ma...

4 Stars
  • Author: Abby Wambach
  • Review by: Terri
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: Biographies & Memoirs, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: HarperCollins

The Real Peter Pan - J. M. Barrie and the Boy Who Inspired Him

I tried, I really tried but I was unable to finish this book. It is extremely dry making it somewhat boring to read. However, it is an excellent reference guide. Throughout the book are quotes from first person sources making it invaluable...

3 Stars

Lifting My Voice - A Memoir

“Lifting My Voice: A Memoir” by Barbara Hendricks is an enlightening, touching read for readers of middle school age to adults. Many people may want to relive the long progressive struts through the painful, bumpy, dusty roads of our histor...

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Jane Doe January - My Twenty-Year Search for Truth and Justice

Over two decades after she was sexually assaulted while a drama student at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Emily Winslow’s serial attacker was brought to justice. The mother of two children and a crime novelist was living in Cambr...

4 Stars

The Fairy Tale Girl

Susan Branch, I applaud you. Never before have I read a better quality book. Every aspect of my reading experience has been thought of with The Fairy Tale Girl. The paper is thick and nice, the illustrations are colorful, and don't even get...

5 Stars

Red Velvet Underground - A Rock Memoir, with Recipes

This was a great book. It combined a few things that are really important to me, parenting, cooking and music, and combined them in to one story. The author is currently a food columnist but has previously been a drummer in a few different...

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Pound for Pound - A Story of One Woman's Recovery and the Shelter Dogs Who Loved Her Back to Life

Sometimes we need to hit rock bottom before we can start climbing to the top. For anyone struggling with a disease of some kind or some other medical disorder, the struggle to escape from its grasp is very real. Once we fall into that trap,...

5 Stars

The Penguin Lessons - What I Learned from a Remarkable Bird

Anyone who enjoys offbeat animal stories will find Tom Mitchell’s “The Penguin Lessons: What I Learned From a Remarkable Penguin” a delightful and very entertaining read. Now in his sixties, the author harkens back in this memoir to his day...

4 Stars

You're Never Weird on the Internet (almost)

Growing up, Ms Day’s life seemed tailor made for a future actress as she was home schooled and able to pursue whatever took her fancy. Her life gets slightly more bizarre when you find out what kind of scholarship she got to go to college o...

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Make It Messy - My Perfectly Imperfect Life

This inspirational and fascinating non-fiction book provides a look at the obstacles that this talented chef had to overcome and depicts a far more productive response to negativity than the acts that seem to permeate the headlines today. T...

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The Determined Heart - The Tale of Mary Shelley and Her Frankenstein

“Everything must have a beginning… and that beginning must be linked to something that went before.” ~ Mary Shelley, Frankenstein In all honesty, I have to confess, I knew very little about the life of Mary Shelley when I started this book....

4 Stars

Fat Girl Walking - Sex, Food, Love, and Being Comfortable in Your Skin...Every Inch of It

Fat Girl Walking is pretty good and worth the read. I am not a big memoir person, but I thought that this was up my alley so I decided to pick it up. And well I wasn't disappointed. Now don't think that just because of the title that this b...

4 Stars

A Crime Unfit To Be Named - The Prosecution of John William Campbell

John Campbell of Arkansas was arrested for sodomy in 1949. He was charged with two counts involving two different women. Actual court testimonies are used in the telling of this story. According to the author, her main goal is to focus on t...

3 Stars

Shades of Jamie Dornan - The Star of the Major Motion Picture Fifty Shades of Grey

Well what I thought this was going to be and what it ended up being were two very different things. It turned out to be a very short, very boring account of the life of Jamie Dornan. I think I fell asleep half way through it. It starts out...

3 Stars

The Disobedient Queen - Katherine of Valois

Katherine of Valois became the wife of King Henry V of England. She grew to love her husband and was saddened at his death. When she fell in love with Owen Tudor, she defied all laws and became his wife. This union began the dynasty of the...

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  • Author: Mildred Allen Butler
  • Review by: TrinaC
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: Biographies & Memoirs, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: Ad Stellae Books

Paper Love - Searching for the Girl My Grandfather Left Behind

I was excited to begin reading “Paper Love” by Sarah Wildman, published by Riverhead Books. I found the beginning of the book to be quite interesting and informative. The book deals with the time before, during and after World War II as liv...

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As You Wish - Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride

Princess Bride is one of my favorite movies of all time so I was ecstatic to hear that actor Cary Elwes decided to write a book about his movie experience called As You Wish, Inconceivable Tales from the Making of the Princess Bride. Even t...

4 Stars

What I Know For Sure: Audio

I have never been a fan of audiobooks, but admittedly, I have only tried a handful. I was apprehensive about requesting to review this title yet I am a very big fan of the author, who has done so much to create positivity in the world, so I...

5 Stars

Saving Simon - How a Rescue Donkey Taught Me the Meaning of Compassion

In this heartfelt memoir, Mr. Katz tells the story of how he and his wife acquire a donkey named Simon, who is near death. After receiving the call from an animal control officer and hearing Simon’s heart wrenching story, Mr. Katz immediate...

5 Stars

Out of the Depths - An Unforgettable WWII Story of Survival, Courage, and the Sinking of the USS Indianapolis

The story of the sinking of the U.S.S Indianapolis during the Second World War has always fascinated me. I never could imagine that the ship went down without the Navy launching a search for her. She had delivered her highly sensitive cargo...

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The Secrets of the Notebook - A Woman's Quest to Uncover Her Royal Family Secret

In “The Secrets of the Notebook”, Eve Haas has chronicled her search to uncover her great, great grandmother Emilie’s romance and marriage to Prince August of Prussia, a member of the Hohenzollern ruling family. She is really trying to dete...

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Sixteen, Sixty-One

I had rather a hard time with this memoir. For me this was a 3 star read and it just wasn’t one of those books that turned out as I had hoped. I had trouble with the 44 year old age difference between the main characters. I know it happens...

3 Stars

Notes from a Blue Bike - The Art of Living Intentionally in a Chaotic World

Notes from a Blue Bike by Tsh Oxenreider was a book that caught my eye. When I saw the title of this book, I was under the impression that the book involved traveling on a blue bike. Well, I got the “traveling” part right. The blue bike in...

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My Teenage Dream Ended

As much as I dislike Farrah as a role model for young girls I was compelled to read this book. It wasn't horrible, actually pretty interesting. I was able to read it pretty steadily. They say there are three sides to every story and it woul...

3 Stars

John Muir - America's First Environmentalist

If you are looking for a general introduction to the life of John Muir and the environmental movement which he sparked, this is an excellent place to start. The author focuses on Muir’s childhood and early years that laid the groundwork for...

4 Stars

Ricochet - Riding a Wave of Hope with the Dog Who Inspires Millions

When Ricochet stops enjoying her training and becomes despondent, her owner Judy Fridono knows something is seriously wrong. To just turn herself off from everything Ricochet knows means there has to be some serious changes made to their ro...

5 Stars
  • Author: Judy Fridono
  • Review by: Diana Coyle
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Animals & Pets, Biographies & Memoirs
  • Publisher: HCI

Alternate Reality Game Designer Jane Mcgonigal - Stem Trailblazer Bios

In this fun and informative book geared for children, the author tells us about alternative reality game developer Jane McGonigal. She explains how much Jane loved video games growing up and how her passion for playing a good game helped he...

5 Stars

Romance Is My Day Job - A Memoir of Finding Love at Last

Patience Bloom, who is a romance editor for the popular publishing house Harlequin, has written a memoir in which she tells her story of how unlucky in love she has been throughout the years. Even though she edits stories that are filled wi...

5 Stars

Motherwit - An Alabama Midwife's Story

This book wasn’t what I expected but was absolutely perfect in what it is. It’s not a story but an oral history. Onnie Lee Logan was one of the last licensed lay midwives in Alabama and this is her story. It is written exactly how Onnie tol...

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Not in Your Lifetime - The Defining Book on the J.F.K. Assassination

Why does the assassination of President John F. Kennedy still intrigue us? From people who lived in his generation to nowadays generation of younger people worldwide, there is still that sense of mystery as to what really happened to one of...

5 Stars

Ivory Pal - Born to Fly Higher ~ Beyond the Blue Ribbons

When Rafael Valle sets his eyes on a gorgeous golden palomino named Ivory Pal, his life will be forever changed. He knew this horse had an aura about him and a spirit that he never saw in any other horse he had ever met, even though Ivory P...

5 Stars

So Far, So Good

So Far, So Good is a memoir of Ralph Salisbury. The author was born in 1924 to a half Cherokee-Shawnee father and a tough Irish-American mother in rural Iowa. His mother was tough but still a lady. So Far, So Good is a glimpse of American h...

4 Stars

The Twelve Caesars - The Dramatic Lives of the Emperors of Rome

Did Nero really fiddle while Rome burned? And what was Julius Caesar’s real famous last line after he was assassinated on the Ides of March? These and other famous ideas about the twelve Caesars are clarified in Matthew Dennison’s authorita...

5 Stars

Bad Girls - Sirens, Jezebels, Murderesses, Thieves & Other Female Villains

Cleopatra, Jezebel, and Bloody Mary...were they really bad queens? And what about Elizabeth Bathory, Mata Hari, and Virginia Hill? Were these women really bad girls or misunderstood, misinterpreted, and sometimes even heroines? For example,...

5 Stars

A Magnificent Obsession - Victoria, Albert, and the Death That Changed the British Monarchy

The title of this book is about an “obsession” but, actually, there are two obsessions. One is to Prince Albert, both when he was alive and when he was dead, and the second is with mourning. Both obsessions come from Queen Victoria, a fierc...

5 Stars

The 25,000 Mile Love Story - The Epic Story of the Couple Who Sacrificed Everything to Run the World

There are two kinds of people in this world: Those who dream and those who do. Author Serge Roetheli, who told the story of how he and his wife Nicole ran the world in his book The 25,000 Mile Love Story, is one of those people who do. He i...

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MR. JOE - Tales from a Haunted Life

I found myself being instantly drawn into the stories that Joe Barnett was telling of his past and present. He had to deal with a lot of heartache along the way, but I loved that he never gave up no matter how dismal the road he traveled on...

5 Stars

Travelphan - Fear, Faith, & Glory in a Journey Across Asia

What is life? Why are we alive? What are the factors that must be considered about why we are alive? This book is a journey through one's life and understanding what the author as a person is going through. You experience all of his life's...

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Bogart - In Search of My Father

"Here's looking at you kid" is a phrase I grew up hearing. It wasn't until I watched "Casablanca" that I truly understood why so many use this iconic quote of Humphrey Bogart's character. It's because of Humphrey Bogart himself, who embodie...

5 Stars

Whitney Houston - The Voice, the Music, the Inspiration

I remember the day I learned about the death of Whitney Houston. The shocking news left me speechless, but also saddened. Of course, I never knew Ms. Houston personally, but during the time I was able to hear, I was a huge fan of her music....

5 Stars

Booker T - From Prison to Promise: Life Before the Squared Circle

Inspirational! This novel should be mandatory reading for those desiring to read in prison. You can hear Booker T in every word! Not often does a reader get to hear an author’s voice throughout the entire book, and in this one, you’re in fo...

5 Stars

Inside Coca-Cola - A CEO's Life Story of Building the World's Most Popular Brand

When I saw the title “Inside Coca-Cola,” I was not sure what kind of book I was going to end up reading. But as a Coke drinker, I was intrigued. Everyone hears the good and bad of a company, from the smallest to the largest, but when someon...

5 Stars

The End of Normal - A Wife's Anguish, A Widow's New Life

Before reading this title it is only fair to put all judgmental attitudes aside and go into it eyes wide open. Think for a moment of what it would be like if you were in the shoes of Stephanie. History shows us that it is possible to live w...

4 Stars

Marilyn - The Passion and the Paradox

I’ll begin with a quote from Marilyn: “I knew that I belonged to the public and to the world, not because I was talented or even beautiful but, because I had never belonged to anything or anyone else.” Sadly, this is what she really thought...

4 Stars

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