“There was nothing to do but to drink . . . each day became a replica of the day before.”—Ernest Hemingway, unpublished draft of The Sun Also Rises
Get Gorgeous proposes a mighty tall order—especially if the reader ascribes to the possibility of actually accomplishing this near impossible feat.
An anecdote about the Bizarro poet and novelist Charles Bukowski opens the new book by (self appointed?) “star blogger” Mark Manson, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck: A Counterintuitive Appr
At times, the most difficult but important books to read are the ones that hold a mirror to our lives and parenting behaviors. Glow Kids by Nicholas Karadaras is just such a book.
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Parent Hacks by Asha Dornfest is a clever assortment of time saving shortcuts and creative tricks designed to help parents.
In a world obsessed with productivity, it is timely to read a book that tells us who is likely to be productive and why.
“What she describes is the end of childhood as we once knew it.”
In On My Own, Diane Rehm shares with readers her experience of early grief after losing John Rehm, her husband of 54 years.
“What are you saying—that my kid has bad manners?”
Sports writers, at least the really good ones, have always seemed to be philosophers driven to make a living or pay back their college education loans.
“She can write like no one else.”
Things I’ve Said to My Children by Nathan Ripperger is an attractive gift book with lovely illustrations that will make a nice baby shower gift for some.
The three-letter word that gets everyone’s attention.
“Solitude has; loneliness wants. It isn’t about being alone, but about missing significant connections that feed our need to belong.”
“The OPA! Way facilitates our discovering again, awakening, the psyche of our own personal and collective psychology amidst the business of today’s life.
“The Up Side of Down: Why Failing Well is the Key to Success reminds us that although it’s a tough pill to swallow, failure is a necessary evil in
“. . . every reader can benefit by the sage advice on how to mend a rift or even a shattered relationship and lessen the personal impact of strife.”
“. . . if instead you follow the fairy tale of making straw into gold, you have a chance at a life that is full, meaningful, and pleasantly finite.”
“Before I Die is an undeniably inspiring concept.”
Are you perfect?
“. . . There is great care, hope, and love in these pages.”
“Dr. Samuel comprehends our current, eternal difficulty with our common fate, unimaginable for many of us, always inevitable.”
We lack an ability to cope with death.
“Mr. Braly: Man up. Stop spreading gossip about your family. Start protecting your sons [and] Show some respect for the woman who made their existence possible.”
“. . . much would have been different in the Afghanistan war if the Bush administration had not decided to go to war in Iraq at the same time.”