No One Wins Alone

No One Wins Alone is the memoir of superstar NHL player, Mark Messier. I received an advanced copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. A few years ago, I told myself I would stop reading player memoirs and shift solely to books written about hockey by either journalists or sports writers. I…

A Writer Prepares

A Writer Prepares is the new memoir from author Lawrence Block that details his early years as a writer and how he broke into the industry offering a glimpse into an incredibly successful and prolific career. I received a copy from the author for review. How this book came together is just as interesting as…

Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977-2002)

Theft By Finding: Diaries 1977-2002 contains the contents of David Sedaris’ diaries. A few years ago, I had read a book that collected Kevin Smith’s blog posts.  David Sedaris’ Theft by Finding is essentially the same thing.  Theft by Finding is twenty-five years of writing extracted from Sedaris’ journal.  I suppose that’s all a blog…

Two Trees Make A Forest

Eager to learn more about her grandparents and where they came from, author Jessica J. Lee embarks on a trip to Taiwan to explore the island’s landscape and cultural history. This isn’t going to be a long review. Normally, I love a good travel/adventure book, but Lee’s look at the geographical history of Taiwan left…