Pure Dynamite: The Price You Pay For Wrestling Stardom

Pure Dynamite is the memoir of professional wrestler Tom “The Dynamite Kid” Billington. In the years following the 1999 release of Mick Foley’s Have A Nice Day, the marketplace for wrestler memoirs and biographies exploded.  While many of those books aren’t worth reading, Tom Billington’s memoir – originally released in 2001 – has long been…

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…

Rage

RAGE is Bob Woodward’s follow-up to his 2018 book FEAR focusing on the second half of Trump’s presidency.  RAGE examines Trump’s relationship with Kim Jong-Un and North Korea, the outcome of the FBI’s Russia Investigation, the Black Lives Matter movement and of course, COVID-19. It is absolutely astounding how poorly Trump and his administration responded…

Fear: Trump in the White House

Bob Woodward examines the Trump Presidency and how it came to be at its halfway point in 2018’s FEAR. From mid-2015 through to January 2021, the world was inundated with a twenty-four hour news cycle revolving around former US President Donald Trump.  Like many, I couldn’t escape the constant coverage of his erratic behavior and…

Nomadland

Over the past few years, I’ve had this fear I keep on the backburner regarding retirement.  Sure, I’ve got an RRSP that I contribute to but I don’t have a pension plan.  I’ve read more than a few articles that state that by the time I’m eligible to retire, retirement won’t be a thing that…

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…