Greenlights

For years, Matthew McConaughey had been keeping journals filled with stories of his career and tidbits of advice written down over his years of experience.  Earlier this year, he decided to gather up those journals, travel to a remote cabin and try and put them together into some sort of pseudo-memoir/self-help book. I’ll say this…

Solutions and Other Problems

Solutions and Other Problems, Allie Brosh’s follow-up to her critically acclaimed first book, Hyperbole and a Half, had a lot to live up to.  Like many people, I’ve been waiting for this book for years.  The book had been plagued with delays leaving her readers believing that the book may never actually see the light…

My Life as a Villainess

My Life as a Villainess is a collection of essays written by crime novelist, Laura Lippman. Over the past number of years, I’ve grown to enjoy essay collections.  I admire people who can let others into their personal lives.  It takes a great deal of courage to be so open about yourself, especially when you’ve…

The Answer Is… Reflections On My Life

The Answer Is… is the memoir from long-time Jeopardy host, Alex Trebek.  Those looking for a standard paint-by-numbers linear memoir may be disappointed, but what you get here is likely a better experience.  I had the pleasure of listening to the audiobook, which aside from the introduction, the conclusion and a handful of chapters read…

Once Upon A Time I Lived on Mars:

Once Upon A Time I Lived on Mars is a collection of essays by author Kate Greene, one of the thirteen people to take part in the HI-SEAS experiment meant to simulate life on Mars.  Alongside a crew of thirteen others, Greene spent approximately six months atop Mauna Loa, an Hawaiann volcano eight thousand feet…